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June 2014

Tied Up in Tradition

Dapper local neckwear, plus a few blasts from the past

Trends may come and go, but here in Charleston, the bow tie never falls out of style. Lowcountry gentlemen began donning the accessory in the mid-1800s, when it gained popularity around the country as a new take on the necktie. Enjoy a look at a few early styles from The Charleston Museum’s collections amidst our roundup of pieces—formal and casual alike—from today’s local designers and purveyors.