Blue Patterned Bow Tie (The Bentley)
A Bow Tie for the Blues
Wool & Water Bow Ties (also known as Bowties, Dickie Bows and here in Amsterdam, Strikjes) are pre-tied, adjustable and available in a variety of designs.
Each Knitted Bow Tie is handmade to order by me (Hi, I'm Alice) in my garden studio here in Amsterdam and comes individually boxed. This unique Blue Patterned Bow Tie is knitted in 2 contrasting blues of Lambswool with Nickel hardware and a Cotton strap lining.
Approximate Bow Size: 11cm wide & 5cm high
With only 25 made of each design, each Bow Tie is a limited edition piece and comes with a tag denoting it's specific number.
Please note that you are purchasing a uniquely handmade Bow Tie so please allow 2-4 days for me to knit your piece before it is dispatched.
All Wool & Water pieces are shipped gift wrapped without any visible prices. Please specify in the order notes (in shopping cart) if you would like a personalised message sent with your Bow Tie, Suspenders, Tie or Mini Bow Tie Necklace / Lapel Pin order.
Custom and personalised options are also available, just drop me an email via the contact page.
Individuality is in the details...
See images for nickel adjustor & hook fastener.
Inspired by the famous cross dressing American Blues singer Gladys Bentley (born 1907).
Gladys Bentley's career blew up once she started performing at Harry Hansberry's Clam House, one of the most famous gay speakeasies of the 1920's. Her signature costume was a Bowtie, Tuxedo & Top Hat and she regularly performed with a chorus line of drag queens.
Gladys Bentley was an integral member of the Harlem Renaissance movement, an explosion of creativity in the African American community involving; music, arts, literature and sexual expression. Gladys was an openly gay performer who endured a great deal of harassment for not conforming to mainstream society's view of women and African Americans. Gladys Bentley represented a true celebration of female masculinity.