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Our premium quality wooden bow ties will accent your personal style for business or casual occasions.
159 backers pledged $7,762 to help bring this project to life.

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Our Story:

What we do:

Monties combines the resilience and charm of wood with the versatility of fabric to create something sophisticated when tailored together, a contemporary adaptation of the classic bow tie. Currently there are 10 styles of Monties available and three special edition Monties specifically designed for our Kickstarter supporters. All our Monties are unique to their name and guaranteed to make an elegant addition to your wardrobe.

How we do it:

The journey of each Montie begins by hand selecting the finest fabrics. After narrowing down thousands of options we were able to develop a collection of just over a dozen that fit our standards and style.

We then search for the highest quality and most uniquely grained woods. The wood is precisely cut by a local studio to the shape of our designs to insure precision and efficiency. Once cut it is sanded by hand to create a smooth surface and beveled edge adding to the depth of the final product. We appreciate the beauty and warmth of natural wood so our ties are treated with linseed oil to emphasize the color and grain.

Each fabric is hand cut and wrapped around the piece in the shape of a knot, adding to the final touch to each Montie, perfectly complementing the wood.

What we’re about:

Our ties are created from the idea that it would better your wardrobe and promote individuality. It doesn’t matter who you are, a Montie is sure to fit your style.

Monties products are American made, designed and assembled by hand in Chicago, Illinois. We are also dedicated to the environment by only using wood from sustainably harvested sources.

American made and sustainable wood bow ties are, in and of themselves, great. But we also wanted to create a brand that gives back. We hope to be able to give back to the community and to organizations that make a broad impact whether for breast cancer awareness month, clean water or children’s education.

Where we are now:

We have spent the past seven months fine-tuning our first designs. We have worked diligently to develop bow ties that will add some fun and sophistication to your wardrobe, as well as bow ties that are comfortable. We initially developed one collection, the Classics, consisting of ten styles and have designed three more exclusive to our Kickstarter campaign. We are one knock on wood away from tying the knot. With your help, we will be able to achieve our dream.

We guarantee no two Monties will ever be identical making them truly unique. We encourage you to explore our Classics Collection, create your own entirely new custom look and view our other various pledge rewards.

Some of our Rewards:

$20 Hand Stamped Monties Craft Paper Journal - containing 64 sheets of plain paper measuring approximately 8.25 x 5.25 inches. A thank you email containing our logo as a desktop background and a handwritten thank you from the founders of Monties.

$30 One Classics Pocket Square - Choose a pocket square with the desired wood used from our current collection of Monties.

$50 Special Edition Montie - Choose one special edition Montie specifically created for our Kickstarter supporters!

  • Burgundy Tweed, Purple Heart (Top Left)
  • Dark Grey Wool, Purple Heart (Top Right)
  • Blue/Orange Stripe Wool, Purple Heart (Bottom)

$50 One Classics Collection Montie: Choose any one Montie from the ten available in our Classics Collection.

$70 One Classics Monties and Pocket Square - Choose a matching Classics Montie and pocket square from our current collection of Monties.

$75 Build a Montie - Create an entirely new look just for you. Choose a fabric and wood from our Classics Collection to customize your own Montie. Note: If we like your design, we might carry it into the future!

Free shipping on all rewards to US supporters!

Why we need your support:

We have a dream of seeing people like us have a bit more fun with their image, but we can’t do this alone. Your support will help us cover some of the production costs of our initial styles. Every dollar raised will go towards creating the Monties, to launch new product and raise awareness for the brand.

We appreciate all the help we can get. If you like our designs and want to expand your wardrobe, then please support us!

Our plans:

Below is an infographic of our plans after the successful competition of our Kickstarter project. 

Here are a couple ways you can support us:

1. Pledge and receive fun rewards

2. Share our project by clicking the links below. When you share, people listen.

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Risks and challenges

We have spent about seven months working on this now, everything from design to manufacturing. We understand the challenges of being a small business and the energy it takes to create a successful product and brand. However, our team here at Monties is confident this project will succeed and could not be more excited to share our dream and product with every one of you.

We do not anticipate any issues with manufacturing, but we will keep you updated if there are any delays. Other potential issues could arise from shipping times. We are expecting rewards to ship within 8 weeks but this time could fluctuate depending upon on the volume of supporters. We promise to be completely transparent with our supporters and keep them completely informed concerning the status of their reward.

Once again, from all of us at Monties, thank you very much!

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    THANK YOU: We appreciate all donations and for pledging $1 we will send a special thank you email with an attachment of a high resolution image of our logo that can be used as desktop wallpaper.

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    THANK YOU: For pledging $5 we will mail you a handwritten thank you post card from the founders of Monties.

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    HAND-STAMPED JOURNAL: Not only will you receive a web high five and a hand written post card from Monties founders but you will also receive a hand-stamped Monties craft paper journal containing 64 sheets of plain paper measuring approximately 8.25 x 5.25 inches.

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    ONE CLASSICS POCKET SQUARE: With a pledge of $30, you will receive a pocket square with the desired wood used from our current collection of Monties.

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    ONE SPECIAL EDITION MONTIE: Choose any one of three special edition Monties specifically designed for our supporters.
    1. Burgundy Tweed, Purple Heart
    2. Blue/Orange Stripe Wool, Purple Heart
    3. Dark Grey Wool, Purple Heart

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    ONE CLASSICS MONTIE: Choose any one Montie from the ten available in our Classics Collection.

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    ONE CLASSICS MONTIE AND POCKET SQUARE: With a pledge of $70, you will receive a matching pocket square and Montie from our current collection.

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    BUILD A CUSTOM MONTIE: Create an entirely new look just for you using the fabrics and woods available from any of our Classics Collection Monties. Note: If we like your design, we might carry it into the future too!

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    TWO SPECIAL EDITION MONTIES: Choose any two of three special edition Monties specifically designed for our supporters.
    1. Burgundy Tweed, Purple Heart
    2. Blue/Orange Stripe Wool, Purple Heart
    3. Dark Grey Wool, Purple Heart

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    BUILD TWO CUSTOM MONTIES: Create two entirely new looks just for you using the fabrics and woods available from any of our Classics Collection Monties. Note: If we like your design, we might carry it into the future too!

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    THREE SPECIAL EDITION MONTIES: Receive all three special edition Monties specifically designed for our supporters and our hand-stamped Monties journal.
    1. Burgundy Tweed, Purple Heart
    2. Blue/Orange Stripe Wool, Purple Heart
    3. Dark Grey Wool, Purple Heart

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    Pledge US$ 180 or more About US$ 180

    BUILD THREE CUSTOM MONTIES: Create three entirely new looks just for you using the fabrics and woods available from any of our Classics Collection Monties. Note: If we like your design, we might carry it into the future too!

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    BRONZE PACKAGE: Choose three different Monties from our Classics Collection, one special edition Montie and our hand-stamped Monties journal.

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    SILVER PACKAGE: Choose five different Monties from our Classics Collection, one special edition Montie and our hand-stamped Monties journal.The reward is perfect for the collector or anyone looking to have gifts to give away for family and friends in the future!

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    Pledge US$ 650 or more About US$ 650

    GOLD PACKAGE: Receive the entire Classics Collection containing ten different Monties, one special edition Montie, our hand-stamped Monties journal, a special thank you on the first page of our brand book and a copy of our brand book. The reward is perfect for the collector or anyone looking to have gifts to give away for family and friends in the future!

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    Pledge US$ 750 or more About US$ 750

    GOLD PACKAGE PLUS: Receive the entire Classics Collection containing ten different Monties, all thee special edition Monties, our hand-stamped Monties journal, a special thank you on the first page of our brand book and a copy of our brand book. The reward is perfect for the collector or anyone looking to have gifts to give away for family and friends in the future!

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    ELITE PACKAGE: Receive everything in the Gold Package Plus: the entire Classics Collection containing ten different Monties, all three special edition Monties, our hand-stamped Monties journal, a special thank you on the first page of our brand book, a copy of our brand book and lastly, a special 12 month 2015 Monties calendar depicting the founders, classical art and other various subjects wearing Monties in a humorous way!

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