Otis James: Handcrafted Neckties and Bow Ties

Before I delve in to the awesomeness that is Otis James ties, I’d like to recommend a great site to all you fine readers out there.  Bearings Guide, based out of Atlanta, is a “Southern Lifestyle Guide for Men,” and it’s an amazing resource for all the things that really any guy (and even ladies) would enjoy.  This morning, I received their bi-weekly email newsletter which had a nice article about Otis James Handcrafted Ties.  According to Bearings, Otis James of Nashville started as a custom-made gift for his father, and has grown to become “a genuine craft.”  Every aspect of each tie is handmade, and only the finest materials are used.  Also, little details like hand-painted labels let you know that you’ve got something special around your neck.  As with many small companies, quantities are quite limited… so each tie is almost “one of a kind.”

As Otis James says on his store’s site, “Character wasn’t born with the assembly line.” Perfect.

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2 responses

  1. I picked up the blue/orange plaid tie at Imogene+Willie in Nashville. It is made from Pendleton wool and is absolutely stunning. I have worn it twice in the two weeks I have owned it and have received many compliments each time I wore it. When you look at these in person you can definitely see the quality and craftsmanship of a handmade tie. Even though $110 is a little steep for me to pay for a tie, I will be buying another one in the near future.

  2. I don’t have any ties from Otis yet, but the headbands he made for my wife and her bridesmaids (featured on his site under the Weddings section) are top-notch. A great guy who makes great products.

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