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Pure Silk Bow Tie Black

Our Price:  £74.99
(Inc. 20% VAT)

SKU:  SC-TIE-BT1-8016-11
Brand:  Silks & Crystals
Composition:  100% Silk
Thread:  100% Silk
Main Fabric:  Crepe Backed Satin
Interlining:  Non-woven
Colour:  Black
Size:  One-Size (Adult)

The Hallmarks of a Quality Bow Tie

  • Quality Fabric
  • Quality Interlining
  • Quality Thread
  • Quality Closure



Silks & Crystals

Our Pure Silk Bow Tie in Black Crepe Backed Satin is a sartorial starting point to see you through a lifetime of events. You can order a small fabric sample first, or you can simply add it to your basket. Associated in a big way with weddings, mainly because of their almost universal inclusion, in traditional formal attire. A must have accessory for your Wedding Day or Special Occasion.

What differentiates ours from the rest? The quality of the materials we use to make it and the workmanship we put into it. We truly believe that you should not only look and feel good in your Silks & Crystals purchase, but that you should also have an understanding of what makes it special as well! Your journey to own one of the finest begins here...Hand Made in the Scottish Highlands, especially for you!

Some factors to consider when making a Bow Tie purchase: 

The Material 
Your special accessory is made using the finest, pure silk fabrics from one of the world leaders, James Hare. 

We take the interlining as seriously as we take the shell and use a quality interlining.

100% pure silk thread is used in the construction of your accessory. Investing in a quality thread is important; it's what holds your accessory together after all!

The stitching is carried out using a mixture of hand stitching and domestic sewing machine stitching.

Why not have yours embellished with the purest or call us to discuss your requirements.

We offer a Sample Service where you can order a small piece of the fabric(s) before buying. It's important to us that you are going to love your purchase. You may equally be happy with the colours and fabrics as you see them on our website. An image can never convey the true look and feel of this truly beautiful, natural, and hypo-allergenic fabric. You are also welcome to visit our Studio which at present is by appointment only, where you can browse through all the James Hare fabric samples at your leisure.

Some Bow Tie Snippets...

Originating among Croatian mercenaries during the Thirty Years' War of the 17th century. They used a scarf around their necks which held the opening of their shirts together. Soon adopted under the name cravat, derived from the French for 'Croat', by the upper classes in France, then a leader in fashion, flourishing in the 18th and 19th centuries. It's uncertain whether the cravat then evolved into the bow tie and four-in-hand necktie, or whether the cravat gave rise to the bow tie, which in turn led to the four-in-hand necktie.

Traditional bow ties are usually of a fixed length and for a specific size neck. Comparable with a shirt collar, sizes can vary between 14 to 19 inches. Fixed-length bow ties are preferred when worn with the most formal wing-collar shirts. This does not expose the buckle or clasp of the adjustable bow tie which are the standard when the tie is to be worn with the less formal, lie-down collar shirt that obscures the neckband of the tie. The 'One-Size-Fits-All' adjustable bow tie is a later invention.

Women's wear has embraced slight variations thereof, especially in business attire. Professional women in the 1980's, donned very conservative tailored suits, especially in law, banking, and the corporate world.

There are three main types:

The distinctive bow is sewn onto a band that goes around the neck with a closure. It's considered a faux pas to wear a ready-tied one for formal occasions requiring a black or white tie dress code usually. On occasions such as Schools Leavers' Proms, or ones where participants are unlikely to have had much experience wearing bow ties it's become more commonplace. The modern bow tie is tied using a common shoelace knot, also called the 'Bow Knot' for that very reason. Consisting of a fabric ribbon tied around a shirt collar in a symmetrical manner, enabling the two opposite ends to form loops.

Dispenses with the band altogether, instead, clipping straight to the collar.

​The traditional bow tie, consisting of a strip of cloth which the wearer has to tie by hand, also known as a 'Self-Tie', 'Tie-It-Yourself,' or 'Freestyle'. Usually two shapes available, the 'Bat Wing' which is parallel-sided like a cricket bat, or the 'Thistle' also known as the 'Butterfly'. Worn as a matter of personal preference. Other shapes like the Diamond Point, with pointed tips at both ends do exist. A double-ended type, usually with both ends shaped though occasionally, are tied in the single-ended type. This is where only one end flares out, giving the 'Batwing' or 'Thistle' shape; the other remains thin. It takes careful consideration to ensure the broader end finishes in front of the thinner one.

Apart from weddings, for you to wear your tie in all its glory, there's the all important 'Black Tie' events where the code is straightforward. Dinner Jacket (Tuxedo) and a Black Bow Tie, preferably silk and definitely 'Self-Tie', is the order of the day. A 'Pre-Tied' bow tie may diminish you and your ensemble depending on the occasion!

A 'White Tie Event' known also as 'Full Dress', is the 'ne plus ultra,' of Formal Dress; a white bow tie of the 'Self-Tie' kind is a must in your wardrobe!

A bow tie is rarely the wrong tie to wear. A sartorial exploit not easily accomplished, but you 'can' pull it off in any formal, semi-formal, or even casual setting...

Made In Scotland


Silks & Crystals Made with Love for You

We are a micro-sized family run business and not a large mass-producing company. All the accessories we make are made with our customer at the heart of it. When we make your accessories, they are made with love and care to deliver a quality result for you. Some items may take about 4 hours to make, others several days...

When we embellish our products, we do it in a 'less is more' way, using only the finest and smallest, crystals. They simply accentuate, the stunningly beautiful pure silk fabrics we use from James Hare, for which they are, and have been, so famous since 1865. A story of small beginnings with nothing but experience, and understanding of the needs of the tailoring trade, James Hare began the business alone, distributing cloth purchased from small weavers.

If you would like a fabric sample before making your purchase, we have made this available to you on all relevant products. Simply take the SAMPLE option from the drop-down menus on the fabric products and we will be delighted to send this to you. It's important to us that you know exactly what you are buying, before you buy. If you already know, please feel free to simply purchase.

Many products are ready to ship within 48 hours, with many others not taking much longer. Obviously there are busy times of the year such as Christmas and the wedding season, when items may take a little longer but you will be kept updated in the unlikely event of significant delays. The key is to order in plenty of time before you need the item, especially if its for a gift or special occasion. That's not to say we haven't produced a white rabbit or two when required, so...if in doubt, please just ask us anyway.

You can also choose to have your item gift boxed (and sent direct to your recipient) if you're planning a surprise for someone special. Don't know what to choose? Not sure about colour? You could purchase one of our Gift Vouchers and let them choose themselves.



Silks & Crystals Made for You!


  • Same or next day dispatch on orders placed before 11 am (Mon - Thur) on in-stock items
  • Custom made products take from around 4 hours to a few days dependant on the work involved and then ship immediately. You will get an idea from each product listing
  • orders below   £150   -  £7.50
  • orders above   £150   -  Free     


  • £12.40

Tracking will be added to your order - log into your account to check progress. If you ordered a combination of fabric and other products - the fabric will always ship separately via courier to protect your silk from damage.

All orders are tracked, insured and a signature required on delivery.
All items sent outside UK are shipped via UPS/Royal Mail tracked, insured and signed for on delivery.


Please note we are unable to accept returns on items which have been made especially for you; we provide a sample service to receive a small piece of fabric so that you know what the colour is and to see and feel the fabric.

HABERDASHERY - is refundable when returned undamaged and unopened in original packaging within 14 days. Shipping is not refunded.

GIFT VOUCHERS - are a non-refundable product.

For our full 'Shipping & Returns' Policy please visit here 

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