WhipperSnapped: Accessories for Discerning Gentlefolk

California, United States · 370 Sales


WhipperSnapped: Accessories for Discerning Gentlefolk

California, United States 370 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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Avery Cassell

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Avery Cassell


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Nimble Fingers & Minds!

I'm a writer, sewer, comic artist, and ex-librarian. I started selling bow ties on Etsy to spread my love for dapper dress, amusing clothing, and fine fabrics.

My clip-on bow ties are adult sized, however I can make child sized clip-on bow ties by request. Because my bow ties are clip-on and not self-tie, they require less fabric, making them easily affordable for daily use. They are crafted to appear as if they are self-tie, down to a jaunty twist of the center tie.

My call number hankies are spurred on by a fondness for books, a perverse desire for cataloging, and the wonderful goofiness of flagging. The selection in my Etsy store is from my personal library, however hankies can be made for whatever book you'd like! All hankies are snowy white, however call numbers can be customized in a colour of your choice....and I really am a librarian.

My neckties are a little shorter in length - perfect for shorter butches, genderqueers, femmes, studs, FTMs, and all necktie wearing folks that are under 5' 6". No more triple knots or trying to tuck your long tie end out of the way; this tie is made to fit you!

Shop members
  • Avery

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm an librarian, cartoonist, and writer who likes to make unusual things.

  • Lulu


    Lulu is the critical design eye behind Whippersnapped. All it takes is one hefty and decisive wave of her tufted paw, and books are picked for inclusion into our hankie collection, fabric is consigned to the dust heap, or sewn into spiffy bow ties.

  • The Honorable Quentin


    Meet Mister Q. Crisp, our stoically still model. Like his namesake, Mister Quentin Crisp, Quentin often enjoys a spot of steaming black tea and a plate of shortbread biscuits after a strenuous shoot.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 6, 2015

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
We accept many credit cards and Paypal. If you wish to send us filthy lucre, please do so as a money order. Contact us for our mailing address, and we'll send your accessory once we receive your payment. Please pay for your finery within five business days, so that we can get it to you as soon as possible!
Shipping Costs:
Domestic shipping is $3 in the United States. All items are shipped USPS First Class, and are not trackable.

Your purchase will be shipped via United Stated Postal Service First Class mail within 2-4 business days of payment. Please contact me if you wish to get your mitts on your frippery more quickly; for an additional charge I can also ship it via U.S.P.S. Priority mail or add tracking.

Shipping outside of the U.S.:
Shipping time can vary between four days and several weeks, but is generally around one week. We are all at the mercy of the mail and customs office. Please note that you are responsible for all duties and customs fees.

Shipping to Canada is $4, and all other countries is $7. Buy one item, and additional items are shipped for free! Shipping rates are the same whether you buy one item, or more than one item.

Packaging: All of our fine dry goods are securely bound and packaged in padded mailing envelopes, and are beautifully gift wrapped.

I am not responsible for lost, delayed, or damaged items after they are shipped, but will work with you to make sure everyone leaves satisfied.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, I will accept returns of unused goods within two weeks of delivery. I'll give you a refund for the cost of the item, minus the shipping charge. You are responsible for your return shipping fees (somebody has to keep those carrier pigeons in bread crumbs!)
Additional policies and FAQs
All items sold by Whippersnapped are hand-crafted by myself, a fastidious librarian in San Francisco, the Baghdad by the Bay. Because each accessory is made individually and by hand, they may vary in charmingly small ways from the photo.