These days it is possible to find bow ties in all sorts of different fabrics, which is a big change from a few years ago when most bow ties were made from silk. Now there’s cotton, chambray, wool, and seersucker. If it’s used to make an article of clothing, it’s likely used to make a bow tie as well. One of the fabrics synonymous with winter is tweed, which is sharply displayed in the Donegal Bow Tie by Land’s End Canvas ($59.50).
Donegal is a type of tweed manufactured in County Donegal, an Irish county located on the northwestern coast of the country. Due to the abundance of sheep in the area, there has always been a plentiful supply of wool available to turn into tweed. This hand sewn bow tie features a diamond point style in brown Donegal tweed. It’s heavy texture lends well to the colder temperatures and the subdued brown of the tweed adheres perfectly to the winter color palette. Now that you have the options, shy away from the silk and mix it up with some hearty tweed this season.