Smart Styling

OoOTie (rhymes with bow tie) is the brainchild of Diego Torres-Palma and Matthew Pearlson, two smart guys who like to dress the part. With impressive degrees in business from Boston University and engineering at MIT respectively, the two friends teamed up to create a neckwear line featuring brainy, quirky patterns and pops of bright color. OoOTie's distinctive styling lets you wear your intellectual curiosity around your neck while at the same time showing that you don’t take yourself too seriously. Tie the knot with a literature motif, math proofs, or the periodic table. Or prove that the bow tie is far from extinct with OoOTie’s Dinosaur design. A deviation from traditional neckties, these bow ties are anything but standard.

OoOTie

Modern Bow Tie

Smart Styling

OoOTie (rhymes with bow tie) is the brainchild of Diego Torres-Palma and Matthew Pearlson, two smart guys who like to dress the part. With impressive degrees in business from Boston University and engineering at MIT respectively, the two friends teamed up to create a neckwear line featuring brainy, quirky patterns and pops of bright color. OoOTie's distinctive styling lets you wear your intellectual curiosity around your neck while at the same time showing that you don’t take yourself too seriously. Tie the knot with a literature motif, math proofs, or the periodic table. Or prove that the bow tie is far from extinct with OoOTie’s Dinosaur design. A deviation from traditional neckties, these bow ties are anything but standard.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Diego
    Diego

    Hello Grommet fans! My name is Diego and I am a Co-Founder with OoOTIE Boston Bow Ties! OoOTie was started to bring you a unique assortment of bow ties you won’t find anywhere else. It's the fun new way to update your wardrobe and sharpen your style.

    OoOTie and The Grommet also want to hear from wannabe makers and designers today. Have a great idea for a bow tie design? Share it on today's comment board and see the winning design become part of the OoOTie collection. You'll also receive your original custom tie to wear at your next occasion or gift to a loved one. The design competition closes today at 6 PM. The winning design will be announced on Thursday morning.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/28/2014 12:08 PM

    Hi Grommet Community,

    We can't wait to hear your great ideas and see them create one just for you.

    General contest rules: To enter, you must be a U.S. resident and at least 18 years of age. You must be logged in with a valid email address and leave a comment with a design idea for OoO Ties that you'd like to see them create. One comment per person.

    No purchase necessary. Winner will be selected and notified via email. Employees, contractors, and the families of employees and contractors of The Grommet are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited. Contest will end 5/28/14 at 6:00 PM ET.

  • Bobby
    Bobby
    5/28/2014 1:09 PM

    @Amy Boston MBTA map...so when I take the wrong green line train I can find the stop I actually want.

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 1:12 PM

    @Bobby -- great idea! A Boston themed bow tie for a Boston based company.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/28/2014 1:12 PM

    @Bobby Love it, Bobby. Great idea.

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    5/28/2014 1:30 PM

    how about a margaritaville themed OoOTie?

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 1:47 PM

    @Ryan Palms trees and parrots - that sounds awesome!

  • Vicki
    Vicki
    5/28/2014 1:35 PM

    An architects compass and French curve resemble a bow tie in a funky abstract way. Those would look adorable!

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 1:43 PM

    @Vicki That's a great idea and very in line with our engineering background! Thanks for submitting!

  • Alexia
    Alexia
    5/28/2014 1:42 PM

    @Amy @Diego What about gears or a blueprint design?

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 1:45 PM

    @Alexia I like the gears idea a lot! What kind of gears did you have in mind? Bike gears, watches, or a series of cogs?

  • Anne
    Anne
    5/28/2014 2:32 PM

    How about a seashore theme, beach balls, sand castles, fish etc. or one for dad's, Father's Day is coming up

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 2:36 PM

    @Anne keep your eyes peeled. We have a nautical themed bow tie coming out in time for summer. Follow us @oootie on twitter, instagram, and facebook to stay in the loop.

  • Iain
    Iain
    5/28/2014 2:57 PM

    You've done dinosaurs, but what about robots? Complete with rivets and grommets...

    The bicycle one s are great but you could go Steampunky with a penny farthing! Very The Prisoner!

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 3:53 PM

    @Iain Penny Farthing is a slam dunk! Thanks for submitting!

  • Angela
    Angela
    5/28/2014 3:13 PM

    Hello -

    I am an archaeologist and some of my kind of eccentric male archaeology co-workers love to wear bow ties. It would be cool to have archaeology-themed bow ties. Some ideas for images are human bones, arrowheads, petroglyphs, the "Indiana Jones hat", pointed trowel, and amphorae. We're not paleontologists so the dinosaur doesn't apply to us. :-)

    Thanks for your consideration,

    Angela

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 3:39 PM

    @Angela I really like your idea - namely with regards to petroglyphs. I like it A LOT!

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/29/2014 9:18 AM

    This was such a great suggestion - the winner of our bow tie design idea contest is Petroglyphs!

  • Iain
    Iain
    5/28/2014 4:47 PM

    It's the Centennial of The 1915 San Francisco Panama Pacific International Expo next year.

    How about a design based on the Scintillator? Crazy lighting utilizing the fog! Or indeed anything at the Fair. It was an amazing exposition and quite beautiful. Edison, Burbank and Ford were there as well as all manner of other inventors and famous people.

    Well you did ask for ideas....:)

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 6:00 PM

    @Iain the 1915 Panama Pacific International Expo was indeed one of our favorite events of that year. Great recommendation! We'll put on our thinking caps and see if we can work Karl the fog into a design with Edison, Burbank, or Ford.

  • Patrick J
    Patrick J
    5/28/2014 5:14 PM

    With the anniversary of 9/11 coming soon, a tasteful depiction of the Brand new Freedom Tower would be something that could be worn proudly & some of the profits returned to the 9/11 Museum, or other related 9/11 charity. I think a nice blue sky color would be reminiscent of that awful day. I recognize that there is a fine line separating crass commercialization and a tasteful commemoration.

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 6:01 PM

    @Patrick J thank you for the suggestion Patrick. We'll give this one some thought. All the best from Boston.

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    5/28/2014 8:31 PM

    Scales of justice and gavels. There's an untapped customer base of geeky lawyers.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/29/2014 9:28 AM

    Congratulations to Angela, our winner of the creation contest yesterday. Diego and team will be creating a new design with petroglyphs! We all can't wait to see it being made and bet you can't either. Stay tuned for more info.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

OoOTie

Modern Bow Tie

Smart Styling

OoOTie (rhymes with bow tie) is the brainchild of Diego Torres-Palma and Matthew Pearlson, two smart guys who like to dress the part. With impressive degrees in business from Boston University and engineering at MIT respectively, the two friends teamed up to create a neckwear line featuring brainy, quirky patterns and pops of bright color.

OoOTie's distinctive styling lets you wear your intellectual curiosity around your neck while at the same time showing that you don’t take yourself too seriously. Tie the knot
with a literature motif, math proofs, or the periodic table. Or prove that the bow tie is far from extinct with OoOTie’s Dinosaur design.

A deviation from traditional neckties, these bow ties are anything but standard.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Diego
    Diego

    Hello Grommet fans! My name is Diego and I am a Co-Founder with OoOTIE Boston Bow Ties! OoOTie was started to bring you a unique assortment of bow ties you won’t find anywhere else. It's the fun new way to update your wardrobe and sharpen your style.

    OoOTie and The Grommet also want to hear from wannabe makers and designers today. Have a great idea for a bow tie design? Share it on today's comment board and see the winning design become part of the OoOTie collection. You'll also receive your original custom tie to wear at your next occasion or gift to a loved one. The design competition closes today at 6 PM. The winning design will be announced on Thursday morning.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/28/2014 12:08 PM

    Hi Grommet Community,

    We can't wait to hear your great ideas and see them create one just for you.

    General contest rules: To enter, you must be a U.S. resident and at least 18 years of age. You must be logged in with a valid email address and leave a comment with a design idea for OoO Ties that you'd like to see them create. One comment per person.

    No purchase necessary. Winner will be selected and notified via email. Employees, contractors, and the families of employees and contractors of The Grommet are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited. Contest will end 5/28/14 at 6:00 PM ET.

  • Bobby
    Bobby
    5/28/2014 1:09 PM

    @Amy Boston MBTA map...so when I take the wrong green line train I can find the stop I actually want.

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 1:12 PM

    @Bobby -- great idea! A Boston themed bow tie for a Boston based company.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/28/2014 1:12 PM

    @Bobby Love it, Bobby. Great idea.

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    5/28/2014 1:30 PM

    how about a margaritaville themed OoOTie?

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 1:47 PM

    @Ryan Palms trees and parrots - that sounds awesome!

  • Vicki
    Vicki
    5/28/2014 1:35 PM

    An architects compass and French curve resemble a bow tie in a funky abstract way. Those would look adorable!

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 1:43 PM

    @Vicki That's a great idea and very in line with our engineering background! Thanks for submitting!

  • Alexia
    Alexia
    5/28/2014 1:42 PM

    @Amy @Diego What about gears or a blueprint design?

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 1:45 PM

    @Alexia I like the gears idea a lot! What kind of gears did you have in mind? Bike gears, watches, or a series of cogs?

  • Anne
    Anne
    5/28/2014 2:32 PM

    How about a seashore theme, beach balls, sand castles, fish etc. or one for dad's, Father's Day is coming up

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 2:36 PM

    @Anne keep your eyes peeled. We have a nautical themed bow tie coming out in time for summer. Follow us @oootie on twitter, instagram, and facebook to stay in the loop.

  • Iain
    Iain
    5/28/2014 2:57 PM

    You've done dinosaurs, but what about robots? Complete with rivets and grommets...

    The bicycle one s are great but you could go Steampunky with a penny farthing! Very The Prisoner!

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 3:53 PM

    @Iain Penny Farthing is a slam dunk! Thanks for submitting!

  • Angela
    Angela
    5/28/2014 3:13 PM

    Hello -

    I am an archaeologist and some of my kind of eccentric male archaeology co-workers love to wear bow ties. It would be cool to have archaeology-themed bow ties. Some ideas for images are human bones, arrowheads, petroglyphs, the "Indiana Jones hat", pointed trowel, and amphorae. We're not paleontologists so the dinosaur doesn't apply to us. :-)

    Thanks for your consideration,

    Angela

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 3:39 PM

    @Angela I really like your idea - namely with regards to petroglyphs. I like it A LOT!

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/29/2014 9:18 AM

    This was such a great suggestion - the winner of our bow tie design idea contest is Petroglyphs!

  • Iain
    Iain
    5/28/2014 4:47 PM

    It's the Centennial of The 1915 San Francisco Panama Pacific International Expo next year.

    How about a design based on the Scintillator? Crazy lighting utilizing the fog! Or indeed anything at the Fair. It was an amazing exposition and quite beautiful. Edison, Burbank and Ford were there as well as all manner of other inventors and famous people.

    Well you did ask for ideas....:)

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 6:00 PM

    @Iain the 1915 Panama Pacific International Expo was indeed one of our favorite events of that year. Great recommendation! We'll put on our thinking caps and see if we can work Karl the fog into a design with Edison, Burbank, or Ford.

  • Patrick J
    Patrick J
    5/28/2014 5:14 PM

    With the anniversary of 9/11 coming soon, a tasteful depiction of the Brand new Freedom Tower would be something that could be worn proudly & some of the profits returned to the 9/11 Museum, or other related 9/11 charity. I think a nice blue sky color would be reminiscent of that awful day. I recognize that there is a fine line separating crass commercialization and a tasteful commemoration.

  • Diego
    Diego – Special Guest
    5/28/2014 6:01 PM

    @Patrick J thank you for the suggestion Patrick. We'll give this one some thought. All the best from Boston.

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    5/28/2014 8:31 PM

    Scales of justice and gavels. There's an untapped customer base of geeky lawyers.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/29/2014 9:28 AM

    Congratulations to Angela, our winner of the creation contest yesterday. Diego and team will be creating a new design with petroglyphs! We all can't wait to see it being made and bet you can't either. Stay tuned for more info.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.