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Posted on Apr 3, 2014 in Bow Ties, Bowties |

The Cordial Churchman E-Mail List

You don’t want to miss out on your chance to be the first to know about Sales, Product Updates, and chances to win free products.  Don’t worry, we will only send you about 1 or 2 emails a month.  Just fill out your e-mail address below and you are good to go!


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Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Bow Ties, Bowties, Uncategorized |

The Cordial Churchman Spring Line

At The Cordial Churchman, we love the changing of seasons.  It draws from us, a sense of nostalgia for the lovely memories of seasons past.  It turns out, we especially love Spring.  With it, come the familiar senses of blossoming wildflowers, the kiss of light upon our pale skin, and of course, a fresh line from  The Cordial Churchman!




Since our Spring collection reveal, we’ve launched a more rapid sewing pace in the studio; adding to our fun, we do enjoy working with the brilliant fabrics from Liberty of London.  There are rich linens, plaids, chambrays and florals waiting to be worn.  So come check out the brilliant pieces we have to add to (or start) your collection.


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Posted on Mar 25, 2014 in Bow Tie Tuesday, Bow Ties, Bowties, Guy Style Favorites, Pocket Squares, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Outfit of the Day!

This look is the perfect introduction to the Spring season!  Its cornerstone piece is the stunning bow tie, made by none other than The Cordial Churchman.

As a compliment in color, this brilliant coral and navy gingham dress shirt contrasts the chartreuse bow tie quite well.

 Now, we move the eye from the gingham base through a multilayered front, featuring a subtle cashmere vest beneath a tweed jacket with leather accents.

Finally, by way of parallel, a navy gingham pocket square draws us back to the coral gingham dress shirt for a cohesive design.


Bow tie: The Cordial Churchman

Dress shirt:  J Crew

Waistcoat:  thrift

Jacket:  thrift

Pocket square:  The Cordial Churchman

Watch:  TimeX

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Posted on Sep 19, 2013 in Andy blogs, Bow Ties, Bowties, Conversions, Neck Ties, sewing |

Springmaid and Scenes from ‘Bourbon and Bow Ties’


The only thing better than an evening in a bow tie?  An evening in a bow tie with a Bourbon in one hand.

The only thing better than an evening in a bow tie with a Bourbon? Why, an evening in a bow tie, with a Bourbon, enjoying blues, in a museum.

The only thing better than all of the above?

If you come wearing a necktie, and while you’re sipping your Bourbon and enjoying your blues, said necktie is being deconstructed and converted into a bow tie right before your eyes.

That’s what Ellie and Dominique did for our friends at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia a fortnight back. And it was gobs of fun.


There were, in fact, four other Carolina bow tie makers set up for the event as well. The fellow next to us lives in our old neighborhood and named his bow tie company Titanic Alley after the long-gone section of our neighborhood that capitulated to a sprawling Cadillac dealership. It turns out that he got his inspiration from The Cordial Churchman after buying his first of many bow ties from us at a Columbia craft faire 2 years back.


I think that he and I were both a little intimidated by the velocity and grace with which Dominique and Ellie reconfigured neckties into bow ties, even while sipping Bourbon. They’re good, those Belles.


The event coincided and overlapped with an exhibit that first debuted in Winthrop University Galleries, Between the Springmaid Sheets. The Cordial Churchman was privileged to be asked to produce dozens of bow ties from archival Springmaid fabrics for both exhibitions.


It was only a little bit awkward watching my illustrator friend and Cordial Churchman branding designer Stephen Crotts gaze in awe at the framed Springmaids in their impeccably illustrated, high-flying skirts. Technique, he said. I believe him.

I’ll leave you with the top 2 most gratifying experiences of the evening for most attendees:

1. Experiencing the bow tie that was a necktie just a few minutes before.


2. Experiencing the largest bow tie made of turkey feathers ever worn by a woman. (Note: this was not a former necktie.)


A big thanks to Ken May, Executive Director of the South Carolina Arts Commission, and Paul Matheny, South Carolina State Museum Curator of Art, for being the kind of gentlemen that bring Bourbon and bow ties together and call it art. And especially to Paul who had the Belles do some performance art in his space among such fine people.

– Andy

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Posted on Sep 4, 2013 in Bowties |

Do You Need Tweed?

Introducing the Four Tone Donegal Tweed Bow Tie from The Cordial Churchman!

This is one of our favorite new bow ties of the Fall/Winter Season.  Our four tone Donegal tweed bow tie can be tied so many different ways showing off 4 amazing donegal tweeds.  This is a fun and versatile bow tie.  A must for the fall wardrobe.

four tone donegal tweed from The Cordial Churchman

 OR – if you’re not a four tone type, we have the bow ties available in each

Donegal Tweed Bow Ties from The Cordial Churchman


Which one will you be wearing this fall? What do you plan to wear it with?

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Posted on May 29, 2013 in Bowties, Guy Style Favorites, Personal Style |

Bowties, Violins, and Casey

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Albert Einstein said, “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” We hope he said that while wearing a bowtie. Today we wanted to introduce you to one of our models, Casey. He is such a sweetie!

Recently Casey needed to have his head shots updated. He is an amazing violinist who lives here in Rock Hill! He not only plays concerts, but also teaches lessons. We recommended Virginia McAllister {} and the photographs turned out really nicely. Of course he was wearing his Cordial Churchman bowties!

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Now we need to get him a table, a chair, and a bowl of fruit. Thanks, Casey for sharing your pictures.



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