The Who

Each of our bow ties, is hand made, each by the same person, all made to order. We aim to have an eclectic variety of fabrics and textiles available, to give you a large selection to choose from. At Ella Bing, we always aim to use a higher quality textile, that is how we separate ourselves from the other guys. We believe we are truly making some of the highest quality bow ties your money can buy, and we want to prove that too you. We currently offer 6 distinct lines. Our first is The Ella Bing Collection - this collection hosts our newest bow ties. Our second line, is The Remix Collection, this collection is one of our more our unique lines. They are one of a kind, reversible bow ties. We only have one to sell of each, so once it sells, its gone for good. To find out more about this unique line click here. Our third line is The Ella Bing BowTique. This line represents our sales department. Same great quality, just at a great sales price. We have recently add a toddler/children's line, bow ties for the lil' guys in your life. Also, a very unique Fine Wood line, one of our most exciting lines to date. And finally a line that attempts to eliminate the world of neckties, our Necktie Eradication Project.

The Where

Ella Bing is based straight out of beautiful, sunny, Tampa Bay Florida. Home of Cigars, beaches, and now custom handmade bow ties. According to our dearest friends over at Wikipedia, Tampa Bay is composed of roughly 2.7 million residents, making it the second largest metropolitan area in the state, and the fourth largest in the Southeastern United States, behind only Miami, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. Furthermore the greater Tampa Bay area has just over 4 million residents. Now that's a lot of necks to get bow ties on! One of the most well known and anticipated events each year is the annual celebration of Gasparilla, a pirate invading celebration held since 1904. This event is often referred to as Tampa's Mardi Gras, the event draws nearly 400,000 attendees each year. Ella Bing also likes to frequent the Ybor City Saturday Market when we get the chance. Here we sell our bow ties, along with giving free bow tie tying lessons. c

The Why

Way back in 2008 my brother Matthew had a vision of standing out, being unique, and being your own person. All while exuding the confidence to pull it all together. Often times he helped demonstrate his style by wearing a bow tie. Tragically Matthew lost his life in late 2010 while living in Manhattan, New York. Personally, one way for me to keep my brothers memory around, was to wear one of his many bow ties. When I, myself starting wearing bow ties to remember Matthew, I realized why he did it. A bow tie allows you to stand out in a crowd of men wearing neck ties.

A bow tie is an instant conversation piece. It exhibits class, swagger and intellect. You can proudly wear a bow tie as a badge of courage, proving that you are a well rounded individual, a true nonconformist man of style.

In late 2011, I moved to Jacksonville, FL and spent a considerable about of time in the Riverside/Avondale historic district. With its distinctive mix of culture and urban living, it really brought out my creative side while allowing me to grow as a person.  Thus Ella Bing was born out of necessity. Named after Matthew's niece, who he only met once. We created Ella Bing in honor of Matthew, it is our way to always keep him alive and in our memories. 

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