About Us


Our bow ties are eye-catching and beautiful.  When selecting our fabrics, we look for a beautiful weave, rich colors, and quality natural fibers.  The gentlemen who wear our bow ties inspire us to be truly cordial.  We hope to be the most cordial brand you will ever find.

Our bow ties are made here in Rock Hill, SC right after they are ordered. This helps us offer more fabrics and options to you because we understand that bow ties aren't really "one size fits all."  It is so rare for us to have people return bow ties, but if for any reason you are not satisfied, let us know.  We'll try to pair you with a product you are happy with, or we can accept it and give you a refund.  



It all started when owner, Ellie Stager, made a bow tie for her husband Andy out of some leftover seersucker fabric in spring of 2009.  When Andy posted it on his Twitter account, people started asking if they could purchase one.  Pretty soon, Andy and Ellie set up a small studio in their spare bedroom and started sewing away.  And before they knew it, what started out as a hobby turned into a business.  

In March of 2012, we were able to take the bow tie operation into a studio in the historic district of downtown Rock Hill, SC.  Ellie along with four other employees work together to make your bow tie experience with us just perfect.  We're interested in the personal aspect of running a small business.  Even though we run an online store, we want you to feel like you know us.

Ellie, Christie, and Carlee work together to produce most of the bow ties.  Erica is our office manager, and Ellie runs the business while also parenting three adorable boys.  


Andy and Ellie Stager with sons Deacon, Owen and Wycliffe.



In November of 2018 Andy and Ellie moved to Switzerland. Whoa! In moving, Ellie sold the business to one of her long-time (10 years) employees, Christie. Now Christie runs the business with the help of her husband John. John and Andy were also both colleagues in Rock Hill together in ministry.


Owners Christie and John Chambers with all their children.