I’m so excited to share today’s post all about OoOTIE! If you haven’t heard of these guys yet, put them on your radar ASAP. I learned about OoOTIE about a month ago when I saw a post in the Boston Bloggers Facebook group by Leslie Pearlson, co-founder of OoOTIE. With roots starting in 2008 at MIT, OoOTIE is Boston’s only independent bow tie company.
These aren’t just any bow ties. With eye-catching pieces in bright and splashy colors and high-quality fabrics, you’ll easily be able to find an OoOTIE to match your every occasion and mood. But what’s even better is that you’ll not only be looking good, you’ll be doing good too when you purchase a piece from the limited edition collection. The OoOTIE team donates a percentage of their profits from the classic collection to math, science, and engineering scholarships, while every limited edition tie supports a specific charity, chosen by the artist who designs it. What could be cooler than that?
This past weekend my boyfriend, a fellow Eagle, proudly donned a 100% silk black T-Rex dinosaur bow tie to my cousin’s black tie wedding in Philadelphia. (How great does he look?! I might just be a little biased.) For him, the best part was that you could only see the pattern when standing very close to him. In addition to being superior quality and a great fashion statement, his OoOTIE was a fantastic conversation starter. I’m confident that he’ll be an OoOTIE repeat customer!
Still on the fence? Are you worried about your ability to actually tie your fancy bow tie? Don’t worry—the OoOTIE folks have your back! Their website features a video with how-to instructions. Put aside your Eagle pride for a moment and allow Boston University Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore and OoOTIE Co-founder Diego Torres-Founder show you how to get the job done.
Now, why does this matter to you? Because I need your help. The OoOTIE team has a very limited supply of super festive Boston College bow ties. They’ve asked for my help in finding homes for them. And I want one of YOU to have one of your very own. All you have to do is comment below how you would market these exclusive BC OoOTIEs to your fellow Eagles, either in the student or alumni community. The only rule is that it has to be completely grassroots and no official support from BC social media channels. I’ll select the most creative marketing strategy and hand the winner a shiny new BC bow tie in an upcoming class. Maybe it’ll come in handy for Homecoming in a few weeks. These bow ties are not listed on the OoOTIE site, so this is the only way you’ll be able to get your hands on one. I can’t wait to read your suggestions in the comments!
Full disclosure: I was provided with a free bow tie in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.