Friday, June 08, 2007

The Moose Is Loose

For those of you who may not fully grasp what a wild world the bow tie business inhabits here in Vermont, I thought I'd share these pictures of a visitor we had earlier in the week here at Beau Ties Ltd.

That's right - I looked out the front door and spied this young moose loping across the field across from our facility. By the the time I'd gotten the camera fired up, the moose was a good distance off, eventually disappearing behind the building across the street. So, please pardon the "bigfoot sighting" quality of the images, but there wasn't much time for dilly-dallying around.

Anyway, I'll let you know if our newest neighbor stops by to be fitted for a bow tie (I suppose it will have to be a custom pattern - or at least a long neck, Butterfly cut).

Monday, June 04, 2007

Pick of the Day

A while back, we added a new category to our website called Bill's Pick of the Week. The ties featured in this category are very limited editions - on the order of a only dozen or so ties being made from each fabric. The fabrics themselves are extremely short yardages that we've acquired, and only allow for short runs of ties. Since they were interesting patterns, it seemed better to create these limited editions, and make them available as Bill's Pick of the Week.

Last Friday, however, we mentioned my latest Pick (which had been put up on the site that morning) in our email newsletter. Turns out Pick of the Week was something of a misnomer in this instance - all 13 of these "Yorkton" ties had sold out by sundown that same day.

So, as it turned out, last week there were two Bill's Picks: "Yorkton" for the day, and "Dance With Me Polka" for the remainder of the week - if it lasts that long.