August 20, 2000
Thanks for the update on the bow tie ("The Ties That Bind Them," Aug. 2). I remember how my father wore them once in a while, and he always looked so handsome when he did. He enjoyed them most of his life, whether they were in fashion or not. He made them look good and they suited him in return. I especially enjoyed reading that the Bow Tie Club came from a man who earned his degree from the University of Baltimore. My dad was born in Baltimore. --FRANCES TERRELL LIPPMAN Los Angeles In your story about bow tie fans, you left out one of the greatest persons of the 20th century or in all of history.
July 31, 1988 |
--And then there were nine. As in nine bunnies. On Saturday night, the last Playboy Club in the country closed its doors, and the last nine bunnies surrendered their bow ties in Lansing, Mich. "They may allow us to keep our ears," bunny Rochelle--last name withheld to the end, as per club rules--said at a farewell party the night before.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1993 |
Consider the bow tie. It's a piece of sartorial impertinence, a perky colored, narrow length of cloth secured around the neck in a knot that seems to baffle the most ingenious of men. An insouciant touch to the drab dress of the male. The first time I wore a bow tie, I was a sophomore trying to impress a haughty minx in my high school English class. Over the years, I've worn them in many colors, shapes and sizes. I wore a dazzler at my recent 90th birthday party.
August 2, 2000 |
What do Abraham Lincoln, Stan Laurel, Harry Truman, Frank Sinatra, Karl Marx, Steve Jobs, Winston Churchill, Donald Duck, Mark Twain, Frederick Rasmussen, Manet's "Olympia," Louis Farrakhan and virtually the entire male membership of the Nation of Islam have in common? Well, bow ties, of course. Olympia's admittedly is only a bit of string, but, then again, that's about all she wears except for a bracelet, a pair of bedroom slippers and a hibiscus bloom in her hair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2011 |
As the light turned red at the intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson, Brian Muhammad raised two pink pie boxes in his right hand and strolled up the sidewalk: "Bean pie! Bean pie!" A yellow school bus with only a few children onboard pulled up to the curb as the driver swung open the door: "Just a regular. " Muhammad, dressed in a slightly rumpled black suit and a navy bow tie, bounded up the bus steps and handed him a pie. Video: Peddling bean pies on a busy corner "My credit good?"
May 6, 2007 |
BOW ties are back, and not just with uber-geeky Republicans such as Tucker Carlson. Jay-Z, Brandon Flowers of the Killers and Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo are all making fashion statements with them -- the sleek black bow ties that accompany classic tuxes, of course, but also bow ties in vibrant colors and dapper tartans. Ties that look good with a retro suit or even jeans -- pulled into a smart knot or left dangling at the collar.