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

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 $2.00, 75 cents for each additional item. For international sales (USPS first class international mail), charge for first item is $6.50, $3.00 for each additional item.

PRIORITY SHIPPING USPS -- We offer USPS Priority shipping for US domestic shipping only. See my listing for Priority Shipping upgrade. Any overage over $1.00 paid will be refunded.

NON-USA countries, shipping cost is $6.50 first bow tie; $4.00 per additional bow tie; we combine costs for multiple purchases where possible. We fill out customs forms accurately and honestly. Buyer is responsible for import fees, levies, and taxes associated with any purchase. Tracking is becoming available to some countries. Any overage for postage will be refunded.

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 gauge by USPS estimates.

COUNTRIES SHIPPED TO -- We have shipped to countries on all but one continent--26 countries, and counting. Countries shipped to appear on each listing. Other countries, please send me a convo.

SHIPPING TO THE UK -- Because of customs holdups in the UK of late as well as taxes imposed on items over $23 USD, I am limiting shipments to the UK to one bow tie at present. Please convo me for special listing.

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.
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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.

I've been designing and crafting handmade bow ties, in hundreds of classic, designer, novelty, seasonal, and themed styles. I have been selling on line and exhibiting at local festivals since 1998.

SIZES -- Most of my bow ties can be converted to teenagers, boys, and little boys (toddler) sizes--just ask. Men's size is 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:
Kwanzaa, December 26
New Year's, December 31
Valentine's Day
St. Urho's Day
St. Patrick's Day
Passover
Easter
Tax Day
Memorial Day
Father's Day
Canada Day
4th of July Independence Day
Halloween
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Hanukkah
Christmas

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 ribbon/twill neckband, which fits under the shirt collar (see photo). The pretied bow ties are NOT clip on or self tie or long tie, and all are lightly interfaced 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.

PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED
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.