Best Of 2014

Best bow ties: Ella Bing

Best bow ties

When bees are attracted to your bow tie because it was fashioned from the wood of a former Jack Daniels bourbon barrel, you know you’re wearing a genuine article. While most aren’t created from bourbon barrels, every Ella Bing exotic wooden bow tie is a work of art handcrafted locally by David Kraus in a labor of love shared with his family. Each is tied to tradition with a cloth center knot sourced and sewn by David’s wife and Ella Bing co-founder Lisa Kraus, and is designed to honor the memory of their son, Matthew.