National Bow Tie Day

August 27, 2011 (CHICAGO)

You may think of bow ties as a bit old fashioned but actually they are growing in popularity, and that's not so surprising when you see the selection available now -- these are not your grandfather's bow ties.

Greg and Gina Shugar own The Tie Bar and they joined us with more on bow tie fashion, and also a fun attempt to break a bow-tieing record.

WHAT: invites people of all ages to join together to break a Guinness World Record for most bow ties tied simultaneously by a group. What better way to celebrate National Bow Tie Day (August 28) than by making bow tie history? A brief demonstration will take place for those that are a tad rusty on their knotting skills, followed by the official record attempt. The first 500 guests to register will receive a complimentary bow tie to use during the event and take home with them. The Tie Bar will also be donating $15 to Goodwill of Chicago for each participant in this event. This event is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.

WHEN: Sunday, August 28, 2011, 2-4 p.m.

WHO: Free and open to the public

WHERE: Wrigley Square at Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601-6530

DETAILS: Event registration begins at 2 p.m. A demonstration will take place at 3 p.m. and will be immediately followed by the official record breaking attempt at 3:30 p.m. The Tie Bar will be holding its own "fastest bow tie tying" contest among its participants, offering a bow tie each month for one year to the winner! Judges will be on hand to authenticate the record.

RSVP: RSVP not required, but appreciated. Simply email us at or visit and click on "Events." With your RSVP, you could win a free bow tie each month for one year.

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