Tuesday, March 22, 2011

State Bowties


Any local in Columbia has seen a Palmetto bowtie. It's navy (or garnet and black) with the palmetto/crescent all over it:

Just on Sunday though, I saw another flag bowtie for the OTHER state that has a special place in my heart. Good ole' Mary-land. Our flag is far more geometric than SC's, and if you aren't familiar with it, it looks like this:

I was lucky enough to stumble upon a friend's photo and her dad was wearing a Maryland flag bowtie. Naturally I popped onto google to do some investigating and found that a local herbadashery in Annapolis sells them!


Johnson's is a famous menswear store in Annapolis and has the best sign out front chronicling the change of military uniforms over the years. It is so cute and has little painted wooden figures in the different styles. They've been in Annapolis since 1926 and began as the Naval Academy's uniform suppliers. They still provide uniforms however specialize in civilian attire now. 

I love the idea of state bowties and all the pride that goes along with them!! So cute!

xxKatie 

7 comments:

Buckhead Belle said...

So cute! I was so excited when I found a red and royal blue South Carolina bow tie for my brother... He goes to Ole Miss and the colors were perfect!

Jamie Lynn said...

Hotty Toddy! Those bowties are so cute, great find!

Kori said...

Now I finally know what these stand for! Kori xoxo

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McKeever said...

I just love when my husband wears bowites!!

Cait said...

oh wow this is so cute! i love bowties! they're such a great find and something so easy to add a lil 'spunk' to the outfit! so glad i came across your blog! hope you have a fabulous tuesday dear! xo i can't wait to read more!

Holden said...

oh my gosh those are so cute!!

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Sundresses and Smiles said...

ooh, i wonder if they have virginia ones! i'll have to investigate...