The Vitruvian Man

The Art of the Patch Tail Necktie

by James Brooks | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Before we even get into how to wear one, let’s define what one is. A patch tail necktie is different from a standard necktie in one way and one way only: the tail of the tie is a different and contrasting color than the front of the tie. There you have it. Same shape, same way to tie it, but so many more options when it comes to styling and how to wear it. Let’s break it down and get you on the road to Dapperville.

The Sullivan Necktie, the thoroughbred of patch tails.

The Hideaway

Not feeling very daring today? That's fine. Take the tail of the patch tail necktie and tuck it into the loop. This will keep the contrasting tail hidden and will keep the focus on the subtle details of the tie. A great styling tip here: notice how the cut-away collar shows just a sliver of the red and white striped tail next to the knot. Observant passersby will do a double-take and shower you with compliments.

The Sneak Peek

You want to show off that contrasting tail a bit and stand out from the crowd. Leave the tail outside of the loop and let it swing freely. Another tip for pulling off this look: use a tie clip to keep the tail poking out. The tie clip will keep your tie in place and keep the tail out for the world to see. Now put your shoulders back and walk with confidence because you look like a million bucks.

Nothin' But Tail

How about some free-tailin'? Watch out because you'll literally stop traffic with this one. Bring that tail out from its hiding spot and let it grab attention all around. Don't use a tie clip to keep your tie in place, rather let it move around and keep that tail in plain sight. Now go bust down some walls with your daring and dashing good looks.


Keep the education going and learn all about the Art of the Diamond Point Bow Tie.

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Wear It Like You Stole It: Hawthorne Bow Tie

by James Brooks | July 01, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this week's edition of "Wear It Like You Stole It," we show you how to look like a confident and dapper son of a gun at work. It's already common knowledge that wearing a bow tie exudes a high level of confidence, but a reversible diamond point bow tie? Now that's just ridiculously confident. Fear not gentlemen, a reversible diamond point bow tie is just like a regular bow tie but with extra options. Options are a good thing. Options in your Scotch selection, options for your plan later this evening, or options in the way you want to tie your bow tie. 

In the words of our good friend Ryan (pictured below), "The Hawthorne bow tie paired with my glorious beard makes random strangers give me compliments." There you have it gents. This is a lethal combination so make sure you wear your bow tie responsibly.

To learn the different ways to tie a Bedford & Broome reversible diamond point bow tie, read our post The Art of the Diamond Point Bow Tie.

"The Hawthorne bow tie paired with my glorious beard make random strangers give me compliments."


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Hawthorne Bow Tie by Bedford & Broome

Custom shirt by Marcella

Tagged: Bedford and Broome, bow tie, Dapper, diamond point bow tie, fashion, Men's Fashion, modern renaissance man, NYC, Renaissance Man, wear it like you stole it

The Art of the Diamond Point Bow Tie

by James Brooks | April 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

The diamond point bow tie has been around for years, and its recent resurgence has been welcomed with open arms. This is the bow tie you can wear to just about any occasion and feel like a million bucks. The silhouette of the bow tie has a more modern feel and it’s narrower profile looks sleek and refined. Pair that with a double-sided pattern, and you have a bow tie that can be tied numerous ways. Every time you tie one it will be just a little different, and that’s what makes them so versatile. Now let’s take a look at some of the different ways to tie one on and then browse our collection of diamond point bow ties.

The Sneak Peek

You want to make a statement but keep it low-key. Understated and subtle, tie the bow tie with the plain side showing. A little of the opposite side will show, but that’s the attention grabber.

The Splitter

Business on the sides, party in the middle. Don’t be surprised if you see people doing a double-take. Tie the bow tie as you normally would, but as you bring the back of the bow tie over the front, give it a twist to show the patterned side. It takes some tweaking to get the middle wrap to lay just right, but once you have it in place you’ll feel like a champion.

The Reverse Splitter

You’re on a mission and you want to stand out from the crowd. Same concept as the splitter. To tie this one you need to start with the bow tie flipped. The label will be facing out, but your collar will cover it up. Give the wrap a twist as you bring it over the front of the bow tie to show the solid side. 

The Peacock

You don’t run with the pack, you lead the pack. Don’t settle for status quo. Be bold and be confident. Tie this one by flipping the bow tie and wrap without a twist. Straight up, no twist. Now put your shoulders back, stand tall, and prepare yourself for compliments.

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The New Everett: Bedford & Broome

by James Brooks | March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments


We're re-branding and we're proud of it. Why, you ask? Because change is a good thing. We've learned a lot over the past two years while running Everett, and now it's our time to release the new and improved brand to the world: Bedford & Broome.

Bedford & Broome brings only the finest handcrafted goods directly from our shop in Brooklyn to the hands of the modern Renaissance man. With our shop in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood and our office in Manhattan's East Village, you might say we are quite rooted in New York City. Being based in New York City comes with many advantages. As one of the centers of the world, New York City gives us culture, activity, commerce, and social interaction. We've been fortunate enough to meet many great people along our journey, all of whom do many interesting and different things. Take the real estate broker by day, DJ by night, for example. He and his style are always on the move, and Bedford & Broome gives him options that stand out from the crowd all day and night long.

Modeled after two distinct and very different areas of the city, Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg and Broome Street in SoHo, the design elements and lifestyle from each location are seen throughout Bedford & Broome.

The new Bedford & Broome Certificate of Authenticity.

There are many sides to every story, just as there are many sides to every man. Enter the ideal of the Renaissance man; one’s capacity for self-improvement is unlimited and one should strive to be as knowledgeable, sociable, and cultured as possible. The history of the Renaissance man dates back to the great thinkers of the 14th - 17th centuries, but the concept carries through to the modern day. Imagine a modern day Renaissance man as one who can do it all and make it seem effortless.

Every Renaissance man needs to change his attire throughout the day to accomplish his many tasks. We are here to make your wardrobe choices as multi-faceted as you are.


Casual yet sophisticated. This is your choice for a relaxed night out with friends. Perfect for a night of skee-ball tournaments and big buck hunter.



Dressy with an edge. Tackle that important meeting head-on and then shoot over to the big event you’re co-hosting.


From our factory to your hands. When we started Bedford & Broome, we made the decision to sell our goods directly to our customers. No middleman, just stylish handcrafted goods at an attractive price.


Be open to the world and the world will open itself to you. Love your life and don’t be afraid to Wear Yourself.


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