Perforated Automotive Leather, Black Bow Tie
Brand Well Done Goods
Perforated Automotive Leather, Black Bow Tie. Sourced from the off-cuts of automotive seat leather, our perforated leather ties are uniquely Detroit! Rugged textured and perforated cowhide with a soft suede reverse. Laser cut in house for perfect crisp, modern lines. We've carefully selected hides for both fashion and durability - leather ties are meant to not only span the seasons, but decades. Double stitched center seam with raw edges.
Leather will get even more awesome with wear. This particular batch is sourced from the highest grade leather used in the automotive industry - for fancy pants cars (and behinds) now for fancy necks! We're currently researching the provenance of the actual cars that were outfitted in this style. You get a lot of clues from the perforation pattern, which we've tried to decipher below.
We do all of our own laser cutting, from the pattern drafting to the making the computer and vector file talk to the laser, to watching it cut (Must mind it through the whole process. Fire = bad!) to washing and cleaning the edges and sewing the center seam - every step from start to finish. This is not farmed out to some anonymous laser shop. Our shared laser cutter is located just a block from our screenprinting workshop in Detroit's Historic Eastern Market.
Bow ties are adjustable, for approx. 14" - 17" collar size - good for any gender! They have black nylon coated metal slide adjusters - will not break, harm your shirt or the leather. They are "real" self-tie bow ties - the kind the big kids wear. If you don't have training wheels on your bike, you shouldn't have a clip-on bow tie, no matter how fun the material!
Black perforated leather:
perforation: holes approx. 3/16" apart
leather thickness: approx. 0.045"-0.05"
leather weight: approx. 2.8-3.0 oz/sq ft
From our research, we believe this style was used in the manufacturing of Mercedes Benz AMG seating.