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Oc-Tie-Ber 2012

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

Mike Thibault – one of the most formidable Oc-Tie-Ber sartorialists

It’s October 1, which means it’s time to kick off another Oc-Tie-Ber, a month-long sartorial celebration of quality neck-wear. While I’d like to consider this the male counterpart to Floweruary, I have seen more encouragement given to the ladies to participate. I believe it was decided that scarves would count?

Here’s the skinny from the Facebook invite (Edited to add that Oc-Tie-Ber has outgown its invite and is an official Facebook group now):

“‘A well tied tie is the first serious step in life’ – Oscar Wilde

With the arrival of fall, men (and a few fashionably adventurous women) of style and good taste will once again bond together to demonstrate their embrace of dapper design and finely tailored fabrics.

In short, a month long sartorial celebration of quality neckwear.
How to participate? It’s simple:

1. Wear a tie each day (be it a long tie, bow tie, ascot, cravat, bolo, western double string tie or any other neckwear that expresses your personal style)
2. Upload a photo of your finely attired dudeness wearing said tie with an optional description of the designer, type of knot, fabric, etc.
3. Share the love by encouraging your friends to admire your bold fashion statement.”

Looking forward to seeing all the photos from this month’s festivities – it is always so interesting to see the variety of neck-wear available and I am always surprised at how appropriate and well-put-together everyone looks. Onward, ladies and gents!

Dead Stock 1930’s White Bow Ties

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

Oc-Tie-ber may be over, but its spirit lives on – add to your neckwear collection by picking up one of these dead stock (read: vintage, but never worn/new in packaging) Austin Reed white bow ties on eBay, size 15 1/2. Wouldn’t this look fantastic with your New Year’s Eve tux, or with a colorful shirt, or maybe pair with a vest?

Bidding is still under $2.00 for both auctions, so you may spend more on shipping than you will on the tie!

Click here and here for the auctions.

Oc-Tie-ber: A Month Long Sartorial Celebration of Quality Neckwear

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

I don’t know why I didn’t post this earlier, but Virginia DJ and Southside Stomp/Be My Jazz Baby organizer Bill Speidel has declared October as “Oc-Tie-ber,” “a month long sartorial celebration of quality neckwear.” The challenge (similar to Floweruary) is threefold:

1. Wear a tie each day (be it a long tie, bow tie, bolo, ascot, western double string tie or any other neckwear that expresses your personal style)
2. Upload a photo of your finely attired dudeness wearing said tie.
3. Share the love with your fellow man

It’s not too late to participate! Join in the sartorial fun via the Facebook invite: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197234120345121