Gustys' Shop Announcement

Welcome to Gustys bow ties for men, teens, boys, and toddlers.

(rev 2016) ALL HANDCRAFTED -- I've been designing and crafting handmade made-to-order bow ties for men, teenagers, boys, and little boys (toddlers), in hundreds of classic, designer, novelty, seasonal, and themed styles since 1998. Every bow tie is personally designed, lovingly handcrafted, and carefully packaged by me alone. No outsourcing whatsoever.

BOW TIES -- Now featuring some gorgeous silk and one-of-a-kind bow ties, spring and all seasons styles--including wedding, cruises, Bar Mitzvahs, wine festivals, family reunions. I make over 1,000 styles of bow ties including polka dotted, plaid, striped, paisley, floral, Christian-themed, ethnic, geometrics, patriotic, Jewish, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, St. Urho's Day, Tax Day, Easter, abstracts, music themed -- you name it, and I probably make it. Not all my styles are listed -- please inquire if you don't see what you want, and I'll try to list it for you.

SHIPPING -- I charge exact shipping only (no charge for packaging or handling). Any overage for shipping over $1 is refunded. For US domestic shipping (USPS first class parcel mail) , charge for first item is $2.60, 50 cents for each additional item.

PRIORITY SHIPPING USPS UPGRADE -- USPS Priority shipping is offered for US domestic shipping only.

NON-USA countries--please contact me for arranging a special listing. We have shipped to countries on all but one continent--26 countries, and counting.

SHIPPING TIMES -- I'm frequently asked: "How long will it take for my item to arrive?" I promise to ship next business day or two after payment, but once the package leaves my hands, I have no control over it. I've noticed of late that the post office is taking longer to deliver packages, both domestically and internationally, so you cannot always gauge by USPS estimates.

SIZES -- Most of my bow ties can be converted to teenagers, boys, and little boys (toddler) sizes--just ask. Men's size is approximately 5 inches across, and boy's is 4 inches.
Sorry, I do not craft self-tie bow ties, clip on bow ties, or long ties.

UPCOMING HOLIDAYS -- Gustys has bows ties suitable for the following holidays:
New Year's
Valentine's Day
St. Urho's Day
St. Patrick's Day
Tax Day
Memorial Day
Father's Day
Canada Day
4th of July Independence Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
and More

ABOUT GUSTY'S BOW TIES -- All come with an attractive tag listing the fabric content. The bow tie is fitted on an adjustable, easy-to-manage twill neckband, which fits under the shirt collar (see photo in each listing). The pretied bow ties are NOT clip on or self tie or long tie, and all are lightly interfaced as needed for body. My hubby says that these bow ties are easy to put on, easy to wear, much more comfortable than conventional long ties.

OTHER ITEMS--From time to time, I offer other items such as my own original poetry chapbooks, bookmarks, and fiber arts.

AVAILABILITY -- All items are usually in stock, or are made to order. I ship promptly Monday through Friday, and occasionally on Saturday. Some of my styles are available in quantity--just ask, and I'll advise how many I have.

ABOUT OUR HOME -- Non-smoking environment, and we share our home with dogs and cats. My workshop is off limits to our pets.

We accept credit cards via Etsy Direct Checkout (accepts most credit cards) and PAYPAL for US and other countries. We pay for free tracking on domestic orders. Please ensure that your credit card provider and PayPal have your current address--both require me to ship to the address you provided to them.

CONTACT INFORMATION -- You can use Etsy convo or email me at gahendrick[at]yahoo[dot]com. Our mailing address is P. O. Box 271, Dillsburg, PA 17019. Telephone is 443-280-2584.

HAVE FUN BROWSING GUSTYS BOW TIES. I'll be listing new items, so please check back frequently.

SUPPORT HANDMADE ON ETSY--As a proud artisan, I both BUY and CREATE handmade items. My shop graphics are by FormosaDesigns, whom I recommend highly. I've signed and abide by the 'handmade pledge' at www.BuyHandmade.Org.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.