At R. Hanauer, we believe gentlemen of all ages deserve the finest accessories - including, of course, toddlers, boys and young men.
And since buying bow ties for boys may not be quite as intuitive as for their adult versions, we've put together this handy guide for you.
Size and Shape Options for Boy Bow Ties
We offer two shape options for bow ties for boys - a pre-tied piece and a self-tie piece in the classic Henry shape. Both bows are about 2” wide and adjust from 13.5” to 15.5” long.
Our stock includes bow ties that fit most boys between the ages of 6 and 12, but since they are made to order, we can cut our bow ties to fit any size needed. And providing we have the requisite fabric in stock, all R. Hanauer adult bow ties can also be made into youth sizes.
Here are some of our favorite bow ties for boys, including a few looks from our Spring Collection:
Spring Bow Ties for Boys
Showcasing fresh color stories and patterns bursting with movement and energy, Liberty Fabrics are unmistakable. Our Pink Emma and Georgina Liberty Bow Tie - which is also available in blue - brings together lively and exciting floral prints inspired by Victorian pattern books.
Handmade from 100% cotton, this spring must-have is comfortable and soft - and perfect for spiffy young gents.
This happy-go-lucky Navy/ Red/ White Madras Bow Tie is youthful and bright and just right for spring and summer weddings, Easter festivities and a variety of charming daytime events.
Our gorgeous Yellow Toucans Bow Tie is an absolute breath of fresh air. Vibrant and exciting, this all-silk bow tie is a joyful and striking addition to any gentleman’s warm-weather wardrobe.
Sharp and sophisticated, this rich Blue/Purple Nelson Paisley Bow Tie offers a level of movement and whimsy that will suit ages 3 to 103 and every gentleman in between.
Woven in England and hand made in our Fort Mill workshop, this all-silk piece ties a beautiful knot that will keep little chins (and bearded ones too) held high in confidence. Also available in pink/royal blue.
All Occasion Bow Ties for Dapper Chaps
Images that convey the bond between a boy and his trusty pup can be powerful, oftentimes bringing heart-warming feelings of family, comfort and a sense of home to the surface.
Such is the effect our sweet and strong Blue Baxter Labs Bow Tie tends to have on folks. A guaranteed conversation starter, it’s a darling all-silk and all-occasion addition piece that we’ve lovingly created in our workshop.
Crisp, classic and incredibly charming, our all-cotton Green/Blue Gingham Bow Tie is a dapper chap’s closet must-have. It’s as youthful as it is timeless in its design, and it’s presented in colors that make it extremely versatile - including brown/blue and navy/red/white.
There’s something about polka dots that make the wearer - no matter his age - seem delightfully mischievous. Our Purple/ White Windsor Dots Bow Tie and its contemporaries in orange, navy, red, black, and blue are stunning examples of the playfulness that comes with the sweet, simple dot.
Crafted from all silk and made in the USA, this pattern is also available in cummerbund sets for adults.
Every gentleman needs strong stripes in his collection of fine accessories. Among our most popular all-occasion pieces is our silk Buckingham Stripe Bow Tie.
Patriotic Bow for Boys
President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Election Day, Veterans Day - the opportunities for boys to show their national pride are numerous.
Our all-silk Navy Reynolds Stripes Bow Tie is a bold and versatile option for any American holiday, as is our very popular version in red. Not patriotic but handsome nonetheless are our Reynolds Stripes also in light blue, gold and quad. Catch these handsome gents while you can!
Our home state of South Carolina is a great source of R. Hanauer pride - which makes our Navy Palmetto Bow Tie one of our personal favorites, and a popular choice among guests to our shop. Made of silk, it's a sophisticated our nod to the Palmetto State flag in orange, garnet and blue. These pieces make for wonderful additions to family gatherings and photo shoots.
Fresh and bright with a sense of celebration, our Navy/Red Chatham Stripes Bow Tie is a delightful addition to the patriotic chap’s collection. Presented in silk, the knot stands strong and steady throughout a young gentleman’s day - whether spent at school, a commemorative service, a field trip or a presentation.
When a young man dons our American Flag Bow Tie he cannot help but beam with star-spangled pride. Made in America from beautiful and durable silk, this stunning and symbolic piece will not only stay in style but it’s also worthy of staying in the family. And with our carefully crafted and adjustable neckband, the accessory will grow with each wearer as well as stand the test of time.
Black Tie Accessories for Boys
Many young men find themselves in need of black-tie attire from time to time - and boy does he turn heads when he trades his T-shirt in for a bow tie.
Most traditional is a literal black tie, with our Formal Black Faille Bow Tie being among our most popular. The subtle ribbing of the silk grosgrain adds an element of timelessness. For an extra touch of sophistication, consider adding a monogram.
Our Black/ White Sherman Striped Bow Tie is a striking and modern alternative to the solid black bow tie.
Crafted in the USA from 100% silk, the knotted piece presents incredibly elegant, crisp stripes that feel especially formal while being celebratory. This pattern is also available in red/black, maroon/white, Carolina Blue, red/white and navy/white, and in gorgeous cummerbund sets for men.
Spiffed up lads will feel like a million bucks in this sensational Blue Velvet Bow Tie.
Our Black/ Red Durand Basketweave Bow Tie is crafted from silk woven in England, and serves as a prime example of the bold look that can be achieved from delicate threading.
Made to order, this bow tie boasts a handsome pattern that is black-tie perfect.
At R. Hanauer, we’ve been making fine accessories for more than three decades - which means we’ve dressed several generations, including our own children.
Regardless of whether your dashing little dude is 2 or 12, we understand you likely have questions about color, design and fit - and we would be delighted to answer them and to send you a free fabric swatch.