Boutaugh was founded in 2011 by Christopher Wrobleski, a Los Angeles-based television producer and event designer. As the son of a surgeon, Chris’ fine motor skills and meticulous attention to detail were not only strongly encouraged from a very early age, they were cultivated through various creative mediums, from drawing and painting to ceramics and music. His attention to detail directly translates to the materials he chooses for each bow tie. Hand selecting the velvets and vintage silks ensures the best feeling fabrics, colors, and designs. Estate sales, flea markets, and vintage stores are constantly scoured all over the world to find the finest fabrics to make ‘one-of-a-kind’ or ‘limited edition’ bow ties. All Boutaugh bow ties are hand-made in the USA.