If there’s one thing I enjoy about warmer weather it’s the social acceptability of donning fabrics like seersucker and madras again. I really wouldn’t mind moving somewhere where they were acceptable to wear all the time but for now I’ll suffice on a few months every year. A great made in America choice for a madras bow tie is the Mackinac Island Madras Patchwork Plaid Bow Tie by Just Madras ($45).
Named for the popular Midwestern island summering spot, the Mackinac Island bow tie combines multiple swatches of madras on one bow tie giving the option of a different look every time you wear it. The madras is authentic, imported directly from India before it is handmade in the USA. A slide adjuster on the back allows it to fit neck sizes from 14″-19 1/2″. Perfect for summer weddings and Bow Tie Fridays alike, you can pick it up on the Just Madras site or at Country Club Prep.