Fine Vintage Style Bow Ties with a Contemporary Feel

Concord, New Hampshire
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What Sets a Modality Bow Tie Apart from the Rest?

Our bows and accessories are painstakingly handcrafted from cutting our cloth to hand sewing in the hardware

New styles are released in small, limited drops. This means you'll be one of the few to rock any of our bow ties.

Our signature reversible slim self-tie bow ties are a contemporary take on the classic Batwing bow tie.

We charge only what is fair after we factor in cost of materials and the time it takes to create our accessories. No over-inflated prices here!

We take care to insure the highest quality in all of our accessories through every step of the process: from the curating of the fabrics, to how we cut our cloth; to creating our proprietary patterns and designs; to the careful tracing of said patterns, and individually sewing each Bow Tie; to hand-stitching in the hardware; to that final steam press.  We then package all the ties ourselves.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

What kind of fit do your ties have?
A perfect fit for any neck size! We use adjustable sliders that allow for neck/collar sizes 14.5 inches to 18 inches (~37 cm to ~45 cm). Let us know if you would prefer a shorter or longer tie. We will do our best to accommodate you.

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What are your choices for fittings?
1. STANDARD ADJUSTABLE SLIDERS: Our standard bow tie is crafted with high-end cast metal & plated fittings with smooth edges (so, your bow tie must be retied each time you wear it) which is the gentleman’s traditional choice.

2. HOOK & EYE: We also provide a separable, yet fully adjustable bow tie crafted with high-end cast metal & plated ‘hook & eye’ fittings. At checkout, please state your request in the field “Note from Buyer”: “HOOK & EYE."

3. FIXED LENGTH: You can order your new bow tie custom fitted to your collar size. At checkout please state your request in the field “Note from Buyer”: “NO HARDWARE” and include your preferred overall length, for example: “34 inches” or "86 cm."

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How should I measure for my best fit?
Whilst wearing a collared shirt that fits you comfortably, measure around the actual space where your bow tie will sit around your collar, then add .5" or 1cm to this measurement.

Care instructions

Care instructions
After use, refresh your tie with a gentle pass of a steam iron, preferably with a cloth over the tie itself. A cotton t-shirt is perfect for this. For stained or misshapen ties, a professional dry clean may be necessary.

Gift wrapping and packaging

How are the ties shipped/packaged?
All bow ties are packaged inside a pillow box and wrapped with raw hemp cord. Your package will include an instructional Post Card, and a cotton 'dust bag' to store and protect your new tie.

The ties are shipped inside white bubble envelopes to protect them during shipping. Multiple orders may be combined into a box.

Will my tie look exactly like the one in the photo?

We try to represent the cloth textures and colors as best we can, so please keep in mind that color and resolution settings may vary from monitor to monitor--with some variance. Also, since your bespoke bow tie is cut from a different place on the bolt, it may appear a bit different than in the photos.

Custom and personalized orders

If requested--or where best suited--we use an exceptional pure cotton cloth interlining imported from a Dutch mill, specifically woven for the bow tie trade.

What kind of interlining fabric do you use?

All of our bow ties are crafted with natural fabrics including this lightweight 100% springy wool that we use as the lining to complement the weight and drape of the outer fabric without competing with it. This wool interlining is worsted, for the perfect soft hand knot.

All fabrics (including the interlining) are cut precisely on the bias (cross grain) to assure durability & long life. This means that the bow tie lays flat when worn, and stays generally wrinkle-free; and will not lose its shape after extended wear.

Return and Exchange Policy

I handle exchanges and refunds on a case-by-case basis. If there is something wrong with your item due to a defect OR you were sent the wrong item please CONVO me so we can discuss how to resolve the issue. I would prefer returns not be made since this will be at the expense of the buyer.

Custom and personalized orders

At times there may be more available than listed. Please convo me if you need more items than I have listed. With exception of OOAK or very limited items.