Tuesday 17 June 2014

The Day Of The Doctor bow tie -
The Tie Bar alternative

Someone on the forums has found a great looking alternative to The Day Of The Doctor polka dot bow tie.

In fact, the spacing of the dots is better than the official replica!

The tie is priced at US$15 and comes in a choice of pre or self-tied.

The Tie Bar
Satin Dot - Eggplant/White Bow Tie

For those who like the polka dot design, there is also a range of ties, bow ties and pocket squares all in the same matching fabric.

I’ve ordered myself one each of the self and pre-tied version, so I’ll show you what they are like when they arrive.


  1. Ah, I'm the one who posted that on Gallifrey Base, yes great option low price, who can complain? Just remember not to tie it so tightly so the knot is big like Matt wears it and you'll be off to the races.

    1. Thanks for spotting the bow tie. It's great to share it with other cosplayers, especially when it's better than the 'official' replica!

  2. Been looking for a plump enough bow tie to match the 50th anniversary one for a while now. This one certainly appears to have the correct colour and pattern. Looking forward to seeing some images of it from a buyer.

  3. Hey Steve,

    I just received the self tie bowtie! i love it! It's going to look great when I meet Matt this August!

    1. AND IT WORKED! I went to Fan Expo in my hand made purple frock and 50th vest, rocking this bowtie and met Matt and Arthur and fans! The bowtie gave me a great finishing touch, and yes it is way better than abbyshot. Me and people actually fanboyed over this blog! it was really exciting!

  4. I'm trying to find a clear picture of the design on the Abbyshot 50th bowtie box. But no screen shots of the show are clear enough. And no one who reviews it shows it well.


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