Monthly Archives: December 2014

“The Mammoth” White Oak Valet Tray

Ahh, these two give a breath of fresh air to your wedding day look. When people see a Walnut wooden bow tie laser etched with a plaid pattern and finished with a crisp gray centerpiece they get excited. When people see a Walnut wooden bow tie laser etched with a plaid pattern, finished with a crisp gray centerpiece and PAIRED with a Walnut veneer 5 petal flower lapel pin they get WOWED. Come on, lets WOW them.


The perfect piece to add to any classic menswear look, Princeton, is made of a charming Walnut wood with a blue silk centerpiece. This wooden lapel flower adds suave and sophistication to your outfit, sharpening the gentlemen appeal.

Wenge Wood Triangle Pocket Square- Heather Grey Fabric


  1. Wore this lapel flower on my cream suit to an award ceremony. I must say it draws attention quite nicely yet subtly. Give out a classy look without being too flashy. Arrived on time and product is as shown. At first it felt flimsy and thin but proves to be quite durable.

Wooden Bow Ties


  1. I got this for my husband for our anniversary. He loved it! He got compliments from almost everyone that walked by. It’s the perfect gift

  2. The bowtie is perfectly crafted. Definitely I will get more.

  3. I am extremely pleased with my bow tie. And I hope to order more soon. This tie would function extremely well with a super formal outfit, our could be worn with a dress shirt and jeans for a casual but stylish look. It was well worth the money and I highly recommend it.

  4. I bought this item as a Christmas gift for my brother. As soon as he opened it, everyone in the room wanted to try it on!

  5. Very fast delivery ( to Holland) and a great bowtie! Thanks for your creativity and crafmanship.

Bow Tie Of the Month – 6 Month Subscription ($45 per month)

Posted by Lacey Wilcox on October 27, 2014

Fall is an exceptional season for men’s fashion. The change in the season and the cooler temperatures it brings leads to an onslaught of bold colors and creative ways to layer clothes for a look that is handsome, unique…and warm. 

The change in the season definitely calls for some new pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe, but make sure you’re not just thinking of long sleeve shirts and sweaters. Our line of hardwood lapel flowers and wooden bow ties comes with some pieces that are sure to give your fall wardrobe a touch that is unique and appealing. Here are some of our favorite pieces for incorporating colors for fall into your wardrobe.

Our Marion wooden bow tie and Hampton lapel flower are all about warmth. Both pieces are crafted from Walnut wood for a look that is sophisticated and bold. Our Marion wooden bow tie features Maple strips inlayed throughout the tie for just a touch of intrigue. The yellow and grey centers of each piece coordinate perfectly, and are sure to complement a variety of looks this fall.

Few pieces exemplify autumn quite like our Clarence wooden bow tie. Rosewood is cut to create a horizontal grain, then given a dark polish before it is sanded by hand for a finish that is warm, striking, and beautiful. The trendy brown plaid centerpiece adds just the right touch of spark to such an intriguing piece. It’s just the touch of dandy you need.

If bold colors are the theme of the autumn season, then our Portland wooden lapel flower is just the piece for you. Deep Rosewood comes together with a vibrant orange centerpiece to create a look that is easy on the eyes, yet still bold in its style. This wooden lapel flower features small, rounded petals to help draw all attention to the beautiful grain of the Rosewood and the pop of the fabric center.

A navy suit is a must have for the Fall season, and our Concord wooden lapel flower is the perfect accent piece. White Oak wood and a deep purple fabric centerpiece merge together to create a beautiful spark that adds a just right touch to your ensemble. This wooden lapel is sure to guarantee you several complements for your dashing style.

Few colors stand out for Fall like red. It’s bold, beautiful, and warm. Our Calvin wooden bow tie and Hartford wooden lapel flower are the perfect pairing to display this beloved autumn hue. The Hartford pairs White Oak wood with a bold red centerpiece. The petals of this boutonniere offer a unique, appealing pattern. Next to the Calvin’s bright red stripes and handsome shedua wood, it creates a pair that is as brilliant as it is beautiful.

Whatever your favorite color for fall, we have a wooden bow tie and lapel flower that is sure to help you dress your best. What’s your most beloved hue to wear for the season?

Charleston Wooden Lapel Flower


  1. This is the first bowtie I have ever owned and it steals the show every time. I have 4 weddings to attend during the summer of 2013. I have rocked this bowtie at 2 of the 3 weddings and it has stolen the show everytime. Anyone who rocks a bowtie and see’s a wooden bowtie immediately becomes inferior. 3 specific scenes 1st wedding: As I approach the mic to say a few words the host, a friend who saw my 3-piece vintage suit and wooden bowtie says into the mic “And here comes Christian…who’s wooden bowtie puts my bowtie to shame…” 1st wedding part 2: As I return to my seat after my session on the mic the wedding photographer approaches me and says Alex Knight:”May I take a few self portrait shots of you?” Me: “Umm…sure.” *follows her* Alex Knight: “I must say, in all the weddings and events I have shot I have never seen anything quite like your bowtie.” Wedding 2: Friend: “Is that a wooden bowtie?” Me: “Why yes it is.” Friend: *to fiance*”Conor we need to get wooden bowtie for all our groomsmen.” *As I walk to the wedding buffet line a girl waves me down to her table* Girl: “Hey you.” Me: “Hi there, how you doin’?” Girl: “What kind of bowtie is that? Me: “Ah this….is a wooden bowtie.” Girl: “May I?” *Reaches to touch it* Me: “Of course.”

    Girl: *touches and feels* Ok..everyone…I just want you guys to see the awesomeness of this guys bowtie.”

Wooden Bow Ties

Posted by Lacey WIlcox on October 10, 2014

Jacob Spalding works as our Shop Manager, and has been with Two Guys since our beginning. In this interview, Jacob shares more about his woodworking background, his love for Monster energy drinks, and his recent engagement to his girlfriend.

2GBT: What’s your background? What life experiences lead you to work at TGBT?

JS: I have been into woodworking for about eight years. Growing up, I’ve always been interested in making and building things. I have been lucky enough to have work in a variety of fields. Working in these different areas has taught me a lot about customer service and woodworking and how to look at things from a different perspective. I like to think that I have a strong work ethic. I believe in always doing more than I’m asked to do and to put in the extra effort to get things done and help people out. I have put a lot of time and effort into learning more about how something works and how to do it better.

I first met Adam when he came in to Woodcraft with a project he was working on. I offered to help him out and even offered to take it home as well. A few months later, he offered me a job making wooden bow ties part time. Not long after I was hired, I was offered more of a full-time position, and Adam and I also started a side project of making wooden maps, which is becoming a thriving business all its own. And the rest is history.

2GBT: What about the idea of wooden bow ties first appealed to you?

JS: was a little skeptical at first about working at TGBT making wooden bow ties to sell as a fashion piece. But I liked that there was passion in making something no one had thought of before. Just the idea itself of wearing a wooden bow tie seemed intriguing to me and I wanted to be a part of it.

I didn’t really have time to think about how successful it would be at first. I was more focused on the large amount of orders coming in and trying to keep up with production. Everyday it seemed like I would make anywhere from 50-200 ties and push them onto the next step in our “assembly line”.

2GBT: How would you describe your role for Two Guys?

JS: I would describe my role as the shop manager. Most recently I’ve been focused on getting the wood processed from the rough cut lumber to individual handcrafted ties. We have come up with a great way to push our bow ties through every step of production. I help do a little bit of everything, depending on what needs to be done on any given day. My working involves anything from shipping, fixing machines, packaging product, running the equipment, assembling product just whatever needs to be done I’m there to help.

2GBT: What’s your preferred work environment (setting, music, time of day, etc)

JS: I prefer to work alone for the most part on most things, but it always helps to have someone with me to help with projects that have deadlines or that require more than one person. I listen to just about all music while I’m working. While I’ve always been a night owl, I’ve had to become more of a morning person since running a business.

2GBT: What’s your personal style like? How do you like to wear TGBT products?

JS: MI like to dress nice regardless of what I’m doing—even when I’m working in the shop and get covered in sawdust 24/7. Right now I’ve been in a trend of buying things from the Buckle, but I tend to shop around.

When I first started making wooden bow ties I couldn’t see myself wearing them. But since then, I have worn some of our wooden bow ties a handful of times and always have people ask me about them. They’re definitely a conversation starter.

2GBT: Which wooden bow tie or lapel is your personal favorite?

JS: I would have to say that Frank is my personal favorite. Bocote wood is one of my favorites because of the crazy grain pattern. You never know what the piece will look like until you saw it in half and take a look inside. Canary wood is definitely my favorite to work with: it’s so easy to work with and it looks really good when finished.

2GBT: What drives you or motivates you?

JS: I get my motivation from wanting to succeed and making sure we do our very best to make this a great company. I love pushing myself to make as many bow ties as I can in a day and making sure everything gets done. Its satisfying to make something that people want and buy.

2GBT: What gets you up in the morning?

JS: Monster energy drinks…some people drink coffee, I drink monster energy drinks. That and my girlfriend, who just became my fiancé this weekend.

2GBT: What is your favorite Two Guys Bow Ties memory?

JS: Christmas time last year. We had so many orders and were working non-stop to get them done, and they just kept coming and kept coming. It was a crazy feeling to be so excited about doing so well and working so hard to make sure we got everything done in time. Thankfully we finished them all in time for the holidays.

Jacob, you wear sawdust as well as anyone we know. Thanks for being a part of our team and all that you bring to Two Guys. We couldn’t be more excited for your engagement.

The Floyd tie & Jamestown Lapel pin

This combination should be the inspiration for your whole wedding style. The perfectly matching light green and sky blue from both the Harvey wood tie and the Cambridge wooden lapel flower form a bond that can not be broken. Make them front runners in your ensemble and they will do their job of catching eyes, dropping jaws, and taking numbers, unless you’re the groom of course.