Style Profile: Kiel James Patrick, KJP

When you think about Classic American style you might think of brands like Brooks Brothers and J. Press. Fast forward to the 2014, where Instagram stars like Kiel James Patrick, aka KJP, are popular sources of style inspiration. KJP owns his own self-named brand that specializes in handcrafted bracelets, belts, and other accessories. Looking through his Instagram photos, you get a sense of his take on Classic American style.


Bacon, Bow Ties and Raising Money For a Great Local Cause

This past Monday, May 19th, we held our first fundraising event at Datz in South Tampa. We had 107 amazing bacon loving, bow tie wearing Tampa Bay peeps RSVP to the event.  


Summer Time Goodness - Lets Jazz it up a bit

2013 Summer | Bow Ties | Ella Bing Summer time is upon us, so it’s time to update that wardrobe, for fun, chic summer time goodness. Shorts – Here at Ella Bing we aren't fans of cargo shorts. Typically they are worn incorrectly – too long and baggy, reminding us of summer 1999. If you do choose cargos, make sure they fit well. We prefer and are big fans of Chubbies, a fun ‘MAN’ company, based out of San Francisco. If you are a bit shy to show a little thigh, then consider these shorts the ...


The Perfect Suit for a Summer Time Wedding

2013 Summer | Bow Ties | Ella Bing | Summer Wedding Suits   As Jimmy Buffett once said (yes, we are quoting The Great Jimmy Buffett) "There's a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning." Here at Ella Bing we believe there is a strong difference between the suit you wear out for a night on the town with the boys, and the suit you wear to church the next morning. Let's not get them confused mates.  Now we agree it's always important to have that ultra-flexible gray suit. But when...


History Lesson of the Ella Bing Wood Bow Tie

A lot of people seem to ask us, 'How did you come up with the idea for wood bow ties?' It's an obvious question and a good one. The story goes like this. We were humming along making awesome cloth, silk, seersucker and madras bow ties, but we wanted a better way to set ourselves apart from the competition. Additionally, since Ella Bing is a family run business, we wanted to involve all parts of the family. Mama-dukes had the cloth bow tie department tied down and she had been rockin...


Jenga, Drinks and Ybor City

Jenga | Bow Ties | Ybor City After a long day of shooting, we decided to stop off at one of our favorite watering holes, James Joyce Pub, to enjoy a cold adult beverage and a friendly game of giant Jenga. What every preppy guy needs after a long day of roaming the mean streets of Tampa Bay looking for that perfect shot, of bow ties, sunshine, and cigars.  What is giant Jenga you ask? Do you really need to ask? You remember that fun block game from when you were kids, think ...