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Pink Bow Ties

A gentleman should always have the creative freedom to express his sense of style, and nothing else says “creative” like sporting a pink bow tie. A pink bow tie brings a fresh new approach to any outfit. With its soft color, it’s a great way to brighten your look without being too striking and the color is often associated with both confidence and optimism. Many variations of the color can be utilized in an R. Hanauer bow tie including: polka-dot, striped, printed, light or dark. Shop our collection of pink bow ties below:

The R. Hanauer Process

Each individual R. Hanauer tie is made by a talented team in our shop. Our bow ties are made by hand and made to order. The specific types of silk, cotton, linen, and wool fabrics for our products are always carefully selected by our father-and-son team, Randy and Randall Hanauer. We feature English and Italian silk from renowned international mills in our collections and hand-make the bow ties with American craft and attention to detail. When the order process has begun, our ties are cut by hand on the table. As opposed to the straight of grain, our bow tie fabric is cut on a bias to produce the best-tying bow tie on the market. Cutting on the bias allows the pattern to be cut out at a 45-degree angle to produce the gentle stretch of the fabric for the ease of tying. A bias-cut lining is in each and every one of our bow ties to ensure that the structure and shape will always remain in its best condition. We are proud and dedicated to making American made bow ties, neckties, and cummerbund sets in our hometown of Fort Mill, South Carolina.

The History of the Color Pink

The color pink has quite a few different shades and hues, and history even references bright pink to be the world’s oldest color. Molecular fossils found that date back 1.1 billion years ago contained a bright pink hue when they were diluted from their original concentrated form. Through literature, the color pink has been described and has served significant since times like 800 BCE. Through the 13th and 14th centuries, the color had a big role in symbolism to religion and the body of Christ. The color pink didn’t seem to make its widespread debut in fashion until around the 18th century and continuing on through the 19th century. Starting in the courts of Europe, people of power or royalty often dressed in pink attire and began to make a statement of having their children, especially young boys, wear the light color.

The 20th century brought on the appearance of more bold and assertive shades of pink which would continue to be showcased in fashion and art around the world. In art form, pink started taking off with the light-hued pastel. This was often used for paintings of things that conveyed innocence and sensitivity, such as a maternal figure, a family, or a child. Through the 1960’s, the Pop Art movement revived the bright and neon versions of the color. History is the best way to assure that the color pink is very versatile not only in appearance, but also in meaning.

The Meaning of the Color Pink

Many of the psychological significances related to the color pink is dependent on the history or culture that it could refer to. Some examples are that in Japanese culture, pink is immediately associated with masculine influence through confidence and energy. In other cultures, it would symbolize tenderness and sensitivity. Direct connections to the color include things such as love, calmness, and optimism. For obvious reasons, pink is related to love because of its intimate and gentle approach. Some physiological effects on the body from the color pink include increased internal tranquility, warmth, and an optimistic attitude.

Real Men Wear Pink

In recent years, there have been shifts in popularity when it comes to the color pink. While once considered an immediate association to women, the color has since been transformed to be more accepted among men widespread. In the early 2000’s, a common phrase, “real men wear pink”, was used by gentlemen who were more open-minded with their fashion and style.

In 1991, the color pink was deemed the official color to represent the ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness. Ever since, there has been an increased amount of representation of the color pink by women and men alike. In the past 5 years, a movement called “Real Men Wear Pink” was initiated by the American Cancer Society. The campaign “gives men a leadership role in the fight against breast cancer. Community leaders around the nation use the power of pink to raise awareness...”A gentleman should be strong and bold moving forward with his fashion in any given occasion. Along with numerous unique styles and patterns featuring the pink hue, R. Hanauer offers two different variations of the pink breast cancer ribbon. We are proud to showcase these custom and handmade pink bow ties.