All of my Usatinsky Bow Ties are meticulously hand crafted in a small "workroom" in Gillingham in the county of Kent in South East England near the River Medway. The Gillingham bow tie is the "earthiest" in the collection and boasts a rich juniper field with honey, papaya and cherry colored leaf motifs. We chose autumn as our debut season because it's our favorite time of year. And while the Gillingham certainly has an autumn feel, I wear mine season after season with cords and tweeds in the winter and with linen and seersucker in the spring and summer. "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." Available exclusively as a 6cm thistle bow tie. Handmade in England from 100% British-milled silk.
The Gillingham | Usatinsky Bow Ties
Follow these guidelines for keeping your Usatinsky Bow Ties looking fresh for years to come.
Your heirloom-quality Usatinsky Bow Tie is an investment into your wardrobe, so attention to care is important.
Untie your bow tie just as carefully as you tied it on, then hang it on your tie rack or drape it around the collar of a jacket so gravity can help smooth out the wrinkles.
For stubborn wrinkles, cover your bow tie with a tea towel and use a warm steam iron, making certain the iron never comes into direct contact with your bow tie. If you don’t have a steam iron, hang it in the bathroom while you take a hot shower.
To avoid wrinkles or creases when traveling, gently roll your bow ties prior to packing and unroll and hang them promptly upon arrival.
If you get a stain on your bow tie, try not to rub or scrub the fabric. Use a clean cloth and seltzer water to blot water-soluble stains; try talcum powder to extract any stains that are oil-based. Fine silk threads are fragile and should be handled gently.
A commercial spot remover may remove stubborn stains, but be sure to test the back of the bow tie first to see how the silk responds. If all else fails, you can take your bow ties to a dry cleaner, but only as a last resort as the chemicals and cleaning process may damage or destroy the silk.