The R. Hanauer Process
At R. Hanauer, our bow ties and gentlemen’s accessories are created, packaged, and shipped out from our workshop in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Randy and Randall Hanauer, our father and son team and the names behind R. Hanauer, can often be found in the shop, located on Main Street in Fort Mill. Both gentlemen sustain the values of a family owned business by making it their priority to continue to remain active in every step of the creation process. Our collections are made up of quality, handmade products that are fashioned from fine fabrics such as silk, wool, linen, and cotton, and every fabric is hand selected by the Hanauer men. Our various collections feature bow ties and menswear accessories that display excellent craftsmanship, as well as superior fabrics that complement the style of an esteemed gentleman.
Handmade Bow Ties
Our bow ties, neckties, pocket squares, and cummerbund sets are made daily in our workshop by our brilliant team. We pride ourselves on creating products that are made with precision and care, and our talented seamstresses follow a intricate creation process in order to hand make each of our products. The creation process for an R. Hanauer bow tie begins at the cutting table. There, the fabric for the bow is cut by hand at a forty five degree angle, called a bias cut, in order to produce a bow tie that stretches well and is quite easy to tie. After the bow tie is fashioned, we insert an inner lining to ensure that the bow tie maintains in pristine condition, and keeps its original shape. Once the bow tie is complete, we delicately place it in one of our famous R. Hanauer black boxes, and we ship it directly to you for years of good use and excellent style. For a gentleman that seeks a more personalized look, we also fulfill made to order requests for a customized bow tie that meets a gentleman’s individual style preferences.
A Distinct Style
At R. Hanauer, we prioritize the unique, personal style of each and every one of our customers when envisioning each of our collections, and when creating our products. We value the expression of distinct taste, and it is our hope that every gentleman feels like his most authentic self when sporting an R. Hanauer bow tie, necktie, pocket square, or cummerbund set. We strive to create products of the utmost variety and style, so that every gentleman can find something that suits his taste and his wardrobe.
When to Sport a Solid Bow Tie
Solid bow ties are the perfect accessory for any occasion, and can be worn with both casual and formal ensembles alike. Solid colored bow ties provide an excellent accent to an ensemble without being too busy or over the top. Their unique textures and the different styles make the solid bow ties quite distinct.
It is important that a gentleman’s wardrobe consists of at least one solid colored bow tie because they are a staple accessory for a truly classic closet. A solid bow tie is an excellent choice for formal events such as weddings, proms, cocktail parties, and galas. Adding a solid colored bow tie to a formal tuxedo ensemble brings color, as well as sophistication, to an otherwise quite quintessential look.
Solid colored bow ties allow for some individuality when it comes to selecting other additional accessories for an ensemble. For example, a gentleman can choose to keep his neckwear simple and suave, and instead feature a bright, multi colored pocket square, or a button down dress shirt that displays an eye-catching pattern.
For wedding parties, a solid colored bow tie can be a perfect selection for the groomsmen, while the groom stands out in a patterned bow that features the choice color for the wedding. For special formal events, such as prom, a solid colored bow tie can be paired perfectly to match the dress of a gentleman’s date, and add some color and flare to the standard black and white tuxedo look. When dressing for a more casual event, such as a dinner outing or a day at the office, a solid colored bow tie looks quite dapper with a crisp button down shirt and a well fitted jacket. At R. Hanauer, we are proud to make handmade products, such as our solid colored bow ties, that enhance a gentleman’s look, and allow him to express his own creative vision through fashion.