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FAQS

About Our Bow Ties

  • Where are you located?

    Southern born and bred-  based in Columbus, GA, a cultural arts center and home to AFLAC, TSYS and the longest urban white water course in the world.

    Personal deliveries available in Columbus.

  • How Should I Take Care Of My ida joe’s Classic Bow?

    While some fabrics may be washable, we recommend dry clean only.

  • Do You Make Your Bowties?

    Yes, our bowties are handmade by us! We shop for and buy the fabrics, then construct the ties with care. We do all of the cutting, sewing, and assembly and will lovingly take extra care with your custom requests.

  • Are Your Bow Ties Pre-Tied Or Self-Tie?

    No clip-ons or adjustable ties here. Our ties are dying to have you put your special brand of elegance or quirkiness to them. If you haven’t experienced the thrill and skill of tying your own perfectly conventional or decidedly quirky tie, then you’ve missed one of life’s most satisfactory experiences. Don’t know how? Take a lesson from us!

  • What Fabrics Are Used in Making Your Ties?

    Our standard bow ties are handmade of silk, linen, cotton or polyester blends.

    Some special ties are in wool and imported silk or designer fabrics.

  • What Style Ties Do You Have?

    The Butterfly and Diamond Point are certainly the classic-est and we are delighted that they are favorites. Look for our line to expand in the future.

  • What Size Are Your Bow Ties?

    Our bowties can be made to fit necks of all sizes. You select your size based on your neck size/shirt collar size. To measure for size, take a dress shirt that fits, lay flat, and measure from the center of the top button to the center of the top buttonhole. Move to the next half size up if you don’t see your size. (C’mon, it’s worth it!)

Purchasing

  • Can I Have My Order Sent Directly to Someone as a Gift?

    We are happy to gift wrap your tie and send to an individual you designate. We will also handwrite a personal gift message to the recipient. Just give us the details and we’ll take care of it!

  • Can I Change Or Cancel An Order That I Have Placed?

    Unless your order is a custom order, you may change or cancel your order and if applicable, receive a refund.

    Custom orders valued over $100 will require a non-refundable deposit of 1/2 the cost of the project. Once you have confirmed your custom order, your deposit will be forfeited should you choose to cancel it.

     

  • When Will My Order Ship?

    Orders are generally shipped within three business days. You will be notified if for some reason that timeline cannot be met.

  • How long will it take to receive my order?

    Because our bow ties are custom made with the utmost care, delivery time may vary depending on material, stock and quantity; however; you may typically expect delivery between 7-10 days.  We offer expedited design and shipping for an additional cost.  If you find that you would like to have your order expedited please inquire through our contact page before ordering.  Because service is important to us, we do want to make sure we can promptly fulfill your order.

  • Where can I get ida joe’s bows?

    ida joe’s Classic Bows are only available on this website today; however, expect to see them elsewhere very soon. We’ll keep you updated.

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