We were fortunate to find a few fantastic authentic vintage clip-on bowties from one of our favorites sources this past week.
This one is engraved "Beau Clip Pat Pend" on the back side of the metal clip.
It measures 4 and 3/4" by 1 and 1/4"
This clip on works perfectly.
The tie is in excellent condition except for a small worn area on the back of the tie: this is not visible when worn (you can see it in the close up image of the Beau mark).
This feels like rayon (no fiber label). Estimated 1940s vintage, especially with the art deco geometric print design.
Bow ties are often associated with professors, old-time country doctors, magicians and lawyers...often considered intelligent and individualistic characters.
These skinny clip ons are becoming more difficult to source, especially with mixed fabrics like this one.
We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.