An ongoing legacy of men styling: R. Hanauer Bow Ties
25th August 2018
You know where you a man can get some intense styling tips? From another man’s diary!
I don’t think there will be even a single guy who dislikes the concept of getting suited up and you know what is the best part about it apart from those shiny cufflinks and perfectly creased coats? Bow ties! The origin of bow ties dates back to the 17th century during the period of Croatian mercenaries and was soon adopted in France by the upper class. Traditional bow ties are pre-determined in terms of length and size which in the modern era is called "One-size-fits-all" adjustable bow ties. Today, LA POLO brings to you the insights of the world of bow ties from the eyes of American men accessorizing brand that is a symbol of class and craftsmanship. Started in 1985 by Randy Hanauer as a platform of pocket squares, R. Hanauer is today a renowned name in the world of bow ties and cummerbands even.
LA POLO - Your father Mr Randy Hanauer started the business with a pocket square range. What infused the brand to increase their product line?
RANDALL - My father started the business in 1985 after gaining many years of experience in the Men’s wear industry. He found a niche that needed to be filled with white pocket squares because, until that time, the only way to flaunt a pocket square is by using a white handkerchief. Randy’s vision for an ideal pocket square was something that is much smaller and of better quality. He then noticed the urge in the American market for bow ties and presented these amazing ranges which were well received throughout the country and luckily is celebrated till today.
LA POLO - Are bow ties for everyone? If yes, What are some different kinds of Bow ties?
RANDALL - I think so because for me a bow tie is an accessory and without one the game of suiting up cannot be super flawless. Well, there are a couple of different types and shapes of bow ties like the one with pointed ends or with different widths and these are usually the ones you tie around your neck. However, we also provide pre-tied that can be easily hooked around the neck and is ideal for those who don’t know how to tie one.
LA POLO - What kind of textures compliments the beauty of bow ties?
RANDALL - For bow ties, we use many different fabrics and blends of fabrics which might vary from season to season or occasion to occasion like during the time of spring we use materials like cotton for our bow ties. However, 80 to 90% of the collection is made of silk bow ties which constitute both woven and printed categories
About Randall Hanauer -
Randall Hanauer is the son and partner of the founder of R. Hanauer Bow ties, Randy Hanauer. Growing up in a youth, he wasn’t that interested in his father’s business. He did his college from Engineering stream. Initially worked in a Real Estate firm, Randall joined his father in 2008 as a part-time employee and then he fell in love with the colourful world of pocket squares and bow ties. Randall, together with his father is beautifully decorating the men accessorizing world through amazing R. Hanauer bow ties.