Carrot + Gibbs was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1987. One of the original owners, Neil Borin, knows his bows and there are a few rules about bow tie wearing that simply go without saying, and the same can be said of bow tie making. Carrot + Gibbs bow ties are created from specially selected imported 100% silk fabrics, predominantly woven and printed. Each tie is individually cut, sewn and pressed by hand here in the United States. At the back of the bow tie you will find mother-of-pearl buttons for adjustments. The same attention to detail can be found in Carrot + Gibbs hand-rolled pocket squares, and cummerbund sets. The bow tie inspires a staunch loyalty that can only be understood by those independent thinkers who look into the mirror, tie their bows, and go forth as proud members of this civilized minority.