Handcrafted Wooden Bow Ties

Kansas City, Missouri

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About CrookedBranchStudio

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Sustainable woodworks that save the environment while giving back.

Our passion for making wooden bow ties began after we received one as a gift in early 2015. The tie was chunky, unattractive, and poorly finished. From our experience in woodworking and fashion, we knew we could do it better.

We set out to make our own design, building off of the products that we saw in the marketplace. Some were large and chunky, while others were flat and lacked contour. So, like goldilocks, we made it just right, somewhere in between.

We had always loved the feeling of classic, fabric bow ties, so we crafted a product that emulated this look and style. The wood bowties we make have smooth contours that add dimension and depth while still keeping the profile of the tie smooth and clean.

Our bow ties are light and come in at just 2 ounces so it won't wear you heavy.
While the other wooden bow ties seemed 'gimmicky’, we made our ties wearable and stylish, believing that they could be more than just a novelty gift idea.

We use 100% reclaimed exotic and domestic hardwoods for all our hand made bow ties and plant one tree for every item sold.

Below is a selection of the most popular wooden bowties from our collection.




Over the years, we slowly built a team of incredibly talented people who share our passion for wood, craftsmanship, and fashion.

Together we are continuously working on new designs and materials to transform the landscape of men's neckwear and accessories.

Shop members

  • Paul Kaster

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Production partners

  • Autumn Summer, LLC

    Baltimore, Md.

    Ryan and his team at Autumn Summer have come onboard with CBS to ensure that we are able to deliver consistent, beautifully crafted wooden bow ties.

  • Elevated Materials

    LA, CA

    Elevated Materials helps us with the sourcing and pressing of the carbon fiber material which we then make into our carbon fiber bow ties.

  • Press Monkey Studio

    Kansas City, MO

    Press Monkey Studio is a local screenprinting/woodworking shop in Kansas City that we work with to produce our coaster designs.

  • Sew & So Creations

    Steubenville, OH

    Donna has helped us make the center fabric straps for our bow ties for nearly a year and has now come on board to help make our new pocket squares!

  • The Smith Factory

    Eugene, OR

    Celia and her team at The Smith Factory have come onboard with CBS to ensure that we are able to deliver consistent, beautifully crafted wooden bow ties

Shop policies

Last updated on May 20, 2019


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Cancellations: accepted

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More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

At times, an order will come through with minor issues such as incomplete shipping info or an engraving that is too long. Because we value the judgement of our employees and the time of our customers, it is our policy to occasionally make judgement calls about how an order is made up or fulfilled. With that said, we offer full refunds and remakes if the item does not end up exactly how you wanted. This policy enables us to offer the quick fulfillment and high-end experience that our customers expect from Crooked Branch Studio.