These bow ties aren't necessarily an exhaustive collection of The Hill-Side's "greatest hits" fabrics, but they're a kind of cross section of some of our most popular, best-selling fabrics over the past few seasons, along with some personal favorites. The indigo floral discharge print is probably the most popular fabric we've ever used, for example.
These bow ties are very malleable. The shape and size makes them feel quite casual, and I think they work well with just about any button down shirt. Obviously a solid oxford shirt will be the logical choice for one of the crazier patterned bow ties. But even the patterned bow ties can be tastefully paired with a patterned shirt—or you can get really crazy with it. Here's a particularly insane combination (see left).
Bow ties, from $76 at Hickoree's
There are 12 fabrics in this batch—nine of them are from Japan, two from Guatemala and one from South Africa. A bunch of the Japanese fabrics are discontinued and will never be available from the mills that originally produced them. The Guatemalan fabrics are traditional patterns that are hand-woven by Mayan craftspeople in Guatemala. We source them through a small, fair-trade importer. The one fabric from South Africa is a very special indigo dyed cotton that is discharged printed on an old printer that uses copper rollers to imprint the patterns.