I love a man in a bow tie (see!)! I made these bow ties as a gift for my hubbers recently. I started by searching online for vintage bow ties for purchase. They are quite pricey. Next option...make them myself! I scoured thrift stores and picked up a few vintage ties with interesting patterns, paying no more than 1 buck for each.
I then bought metal bow tie clips on etsy. In my normal " I've got to get this project done, no time for photos during the process" way I only have "after" shots.
They did not take too much time to make. I cut the skinniest part of the tie off and folded it into a bow tie form. I then cut a smaller piece of the skinny tie part as the wrap around the middle piece and sewed it in place. I then placed the clasp across the back and hand sewed it on. The clasp has little holes along the edges for sewing attachment:
Project bonus ideas! If you happen to have a tie that has chili cheese dog stains down the front it's still good! Use the skinny, clean, back section to re-purpose it into a bow tie! Also if the front wider section is in good condition (no chili cheese stainage) it could be made into a complementary decorative handkerchief for peeping out of the jacket's pocket. Or, ladies, fashion yourself a hair accessory from the scraps! Be Matchers!