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I’ve never considered wearing a bow tie, but since the discovery of accessories label Charles Olive, the prospect suddenly seems an attractive one. Not merely due to aesthetics, but also the quirky origin of their prints.

I’ve never considered wearing a bow tie, but since the discovery of accessories label Charles Olive, the prospect suddenly seems an attractive one. Not merely due to aesthetics, but also the quirky origin of their prints.

Surprising as it may sound, the prints on these patterned bow ties have been designed using an Excel spreadsheet! I’m sure any designer will agree, the very thought of the words ‘design’ and ‘Excel’ residing in the same sentence is unsettling, and yet the collection is quite the opposite of offensive. In addition to the pleasing prints, the bow ties are handmade in Britain, which makes me not only want to purchase one, but wear with pride. Bravo Charles Olive.

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Available at http://www.darkroomlondon.com/shop/designers/charlesolive

More about the label here http://charlesolive.com/about/

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