Brand name bow ties at outlet prices at Tiedeals. Most designer brands from Italy have limited bow ties in their collections, some brands do not carry any bow ties for several seasons or not at all.
Bow Ties Made in Italy
Italian brands which have had bow ties in their collections are: Gucci, Valentino, Tom Ford, Givenchy, Lanvin to name a few. Important is to define what you want. Do you want a pre-tied/ preformed bow ties which looks good and can just be clicked together, or do you want a self tie bow tie (expect to try several times to tie it properly, before it looks nice!).
The Black Bow Tie
The black bows at the Oscar's and Golden Globe have been mostly large, big and many velvet for the last few years. A few black skinny bow ties were seen too. The solid black bow ties, which made Tom Ford bow ties very popular a few years ago, was a large black bow ties, velvet. Currently brands like Le Noeud Papilion form Australia has still several velvet bow ties in their collection, including large black bow ties made of Holland & Sherry Velvet, and some velvet/ silk self tie bows made of Italian Loro Piana fabrics.
Self tie bow ties (tie your own TYO) can also purchased and shipped tied upon request. Tom Ford and Lanvin bow ties run $245- $270. Valentino bow ties are around $170 retail, Le Noeud Papillon bow ties retail at $145 - $215.