Like the other bow ties in my debut Classic British Collection 2017, The Sudbury Bow Tie is named after the small market town in the English county of Suffolk, located on the River Stour near the Essex border 60 miles (97 km) north-east of London. It has been a hub of the British textile industry since the late Middle Ages. The fabrics used in the collection were milled at one of Britain's oldest weaving mills, founded by French Huguenots in the 17th century, and is renowned for their high quality and meticulous craftsmanship. My Sudbury Bow Tie takes an unconventional approach to classic stripes. The diagonal crimson, indigo and white stripes are varied in width and white knots of silk appear throughout the fabric giving the bow tie a unique hand-sewn look and texture. While an ideal complement for a spring or summer suit—linen and seersucker come to mind—The Sudbury can easily swing out to accessorize a navy-blue blazer with jeans and yes, even with white shorts paired with a powder blue shirt! Handmade in England from 100% British-milled silk.
The Sudbury | 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.