Well-dressed gentlemen showcase their personality through fine accessories. And Halloween - when the whole country is on theme - is a fantastic time to really let your individuality shine.
Take a look at some of our favorite ghoulish goodies and standout year-round pieces, and learn more about the appeal of orange as a key element in the season’s color story.
Fresh & Frighteningly Handsome Fine Accessories
Our Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Bow Tie isn’t just spooktacular - it’s ideal for this time of year for a couple of reasons.
For starters, the colors are wonderfully vibrant and varied, allowing for ample pocket square pairing opportunities. Then there’s the traditional Día de los Muertos pattern that recognizes the joyful, multi-day Mexican holiday. And with Día annually taking place on November 1 and 2, it means this good-looking fella can stay and play a little longer than Halloween-only pieces. The all-cotton print is even available as a safety mask.
Fun fact: Pumpkin carving is an American tradition now, but the original style du jour was to carve lanterns from turnips that mimicked the will-o'-the-wisps - flickering flames carried by wayward spirits - that danced across the peat bogs of Ireland.
Today we can explain the haunting lights as bioluminescence or chemiluminescence - but why would we spoil the fun?
Any orange bow tie will get you in the Halloween game, but a mighty Jolly Roger bow tie will most certainly score bonus points! Our all-silk Orange/Purple Jolly Rogers Skull Bow Tie is just one of our many skull and cross bone offerings.
Demand for this skeletal chap is high, so we stock neckties, cummerbund sets and suspenders in several colors all across the calendar. Our bow ties are available in youth sizes and as pre-tied bows as well.
Halloween & Evergreen
There are a few special R. Hanauer pieces that we consider perfect for Halloween, as well as throughout the year. Being that we’re headquartered in South Carolina, chief among our favorites is the all-silk Orange Palmetto Bow Tie. This print is also available as a necktie, cummerbund set, and as an all-cotton safety mask.
A very close second is our silk and cotton Purple/Orange Madras Bow Tie. Its palette is Halloween-ready, and yet it’s light and bright enough for a Spring or Summer wedding. This print is so dazzling that it’s sought-after as a cummerbund set too.
Our Orange Wilson Plaid Bow Tie is another stunner that will set you up for Halloween - and also serve you year round. The weave provides visual interest and movement, and the pale blue and white accent colors make it suitable for all events, day or night.
The Appeal of Orange
We have a vast array of orange bow ties and accessories at R. Hanauer, but our most-loved tone is that which carries us all the way through Fall. Pumpkin, terracotta, bronze, rust, ginger, marmalade, amber - whatever your shade of choice and whatever you call it, it’s perfect for this time of year. It’s rich and mature, and yet vibrant and energized.
When it comes to Halloween, orange is most frequently featured alongside black (symbolizing the transition of harvest to darkness), purple and green. But when you consider all of Autumn, orange is actually incredibly versatile. On the color wheel, orange is flanked by red and yellow, sits across from blue, and has a natural relationship with pink and purple.
Our all-cotton Autumn Leaves Liberty Bow Tie is a fantastic example of the warmth of orange, even when it's in a supporting role. Here, it’s beside ochre, charcoal, cocoa, ivory, teal, salmon and burgundy - all colors that make for excellent orange accessory inspiration, whether that’s a pocket square or shoe lace. This lovely Liberty print is also available as a safety face mask.
How will you strut through the season? Show us your Halloween bow ties and accessories, and your Fall looks too! Find us on social media - we’re on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Look out for (and please use) our hashtag: #RHanauer. Have questions for our dapper team? Get in touch! We are here to help.