Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Carolina Cup Week: The Bowtie

Carolina Cup is synonymous with bright colors, muddy fields, a running joke of "Did you even see a horse?" and bowties. The quintessential clothing item for a boy at Cup is quite frankly a bowtie. Now, there are many a rule for proper bowtie wearing. They all stem from Bowtie Extraordinaire Lucky Levinson. He pretty much wrote the book on how to tie a bowtie. His YouTube video has more hits than any other Southern how-to!

Over the weekend, real life friend of mine, Michael and I went shopping for his Cup outfit. We popped over to Britton's of Columbia who was holding a trunk show with High Cotton Ties from Charlotte, NC where Michael is native of himself! We chatted with all their workers (major thanks to Lachlan, Perry and Lucky!) and browsed all their selection. Michael finally decided on a fraternity color pink-and-blue seersucker and check combo tie:
How great of a tie is this? He's president of Beta Theta Pi and what an all around great tie! These reversible choices from High Cotton Ties can be worn 3 different ways too!

We picked out a pair of seersucker pants and decided on a white button down for his cup outfit! The workers of Britton's were such good sports too:
Judy brought these bowtie cookies with her!! How GREAT?!

What are your Cup dates wearing? Have any great bowties--post them on the LBP facebook page to enter them for my Carolina Cup selection!!

xxKatie

4 comments:

Jamie Lynn said...

My guy is a Beta Theta Pi... they are the best! Love the bow tie very nice choice xoxo

Kori said...

So much fun! I'm jealous! I hope you're having a fabulous Tuesday honey! I posted twice today, so hopefully you can stop by! Kori xoxo

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Preppy 101 said...

I love Lucky's video and I don't even have an occasion to tie a bow tie. We Southerners loooove hearing his Southern accent ;-). Love the HCT group!! I've posted a couple of times on their company. So, so cute!! xoxo

Melissa Cahoon said...

Found your blog through High Cotton Ties (I've known the family for a few years now and James was one of my first friends at UNC) and now I'm very much looking forward to following you. Looking forward to the warm AND sunny weather at Cup this weekend (a first in my four years of college!)