“It started when I wanted to make a bow tie with two fabrics, but only had a little bit of one of the fabrics. And I didn’t want to make a bow tie that had one fabric on one side and the other fabric on the back anyway.” explains designer Katherine Chinn. She continues, “I wanted a bow tie that was more about the combination of fabrics.”
There’s a trio of bow ties for formal events, all with black silk satin. The Michael features white and red floral print on black satin. The Nicole, which is the Michael’s neutral toned cousin for those with fair complexions, features black and tan floral print on black satin. The Dianna combines blue silk on black satin. The Justin and the Stevie are made with navy blue suiting and should be as much of a staple of your wardrobe as your blue suit is. The Justin features blue flannel on navy blue suiting, while the Stevie packs a blue, green, and brown organic print on blue suiting. And for those who prefer gray, “Solo Album” also offers the Paul and the Gwen. The Paul, features a herringbone on fine-wale gray corduroy. The Gwen contrasts a touch of gray and pink plaid with gray plaid flannel.
Each bow tie in the “Solo Album” collection features a print, color, or texture, which stands out from the main fabric. Designer Katherine Chinn has likened this highlight to musical artists who have stepped out in front of their bands and gone onto solo careers. And just as those artists present themselves to the world as new individual artists with their solo album, Your Dapper presents itself with its own “Solo Album”.