Chuck Blackburn has been a resident of Williamson County for forty-two years and appreciates every bit of this area, and knows a thing or two about the community, how to be a gentleman and how to properly tie a bow tie. “Williamson County is the perfect balance of everything,” says Chuck. “Friendly, well-educated people, four seasons…” If it could be done, he would make the rest of the world more like Williamson County.
Chuck enjoys sharing a his sense of style and education on men’s fashion with those in the area mostly because of his love for bow ties. He has worked in many different areas and has had different job titles throughout his life, with the most recent title as author and founder of the International Bow Tie Society. Chuck has been a fan of the bow tie for many years, and years ago he owned a manufacturers’ rep business providing tailored clothing in addition to quality handmade neckwear.
In the 70s and 80s, Chuck had a manufacturing rep business and called on the finest men’s clothing stores all throughout the Midwest to showcase their items. He sold neckwear, men’s clothing and bow ties. This is where his appreciation for bow ties grew, for their practicality, look and their statement. “Bow ties are not just a fashion option. A bow tie is a lifestyle statement of discerning individualists comfortable in their own skin,” says Chuck in his new book The Bow Tie Bible.
The Bow Tie Bible is a book that provides all the knowledge and everything anyone ever wanted or needed to know about wearing bow ties in a “long-tie” world. In the book, he outlines and shares his expertise on the “Ten Commandments of Bow Ties,” bow tie basics, how to properly tie a bow tie, how to “scrunch and splay” and all the essential facts you need to know.
Aside from being an author, Chuck is a true southern gentleman and believes, being considerate to your spouse, your family, your friends and your country and learning how to effectively share your ideas to help others in every phase of your life, is what makes a ‘distinctively southern gentleman.’ His family and continually giving back to the community he loves, are some of the things that inspire him to work harder each day.
To hear more from Chuck Blackburn’s story and The Bow Tie Bible, visit our website at yourwilliamson.com, our Facebook page facebook.com/YourWilliamson or our YouTube channel. For more information about Chuck’s book or the International Bow Tie Society, visit internationalbowtiesociety.com.
“Being considerate to your spouse, your family, your friends and your country, and learning how to effectively share your ideas to help others in every phase of your life, is what makes a ‘distinctively southern gentleman.”