On the heels of National Bow Tie Day bow tie makers across the country have been walking a bit taller. In particular our friends at Smith Brand Bow Tiesa small San Francisco based shop producing limited run handmade bows just opened its doors. They were kind enough to send us a couple bows. While we have several they are mostly lightweight in silks and cottons. With cooler months ahead we decided to go with a wool version to balance out our tweed vests, and oxford button downs. Their first run comes in various self tying selections of wool's from light to heavyweight Tweeds in flecked and speckled solids. We're impressed so far.