trendy ties + dapper dudes

Since our boys are a little too young for official school photos, we thought it would be fun to snap a few formal pictures of them to mark this year in their lives.  A picture to send to grandparents, far away cousins, and even to frame for their dads’ desks at work. Trendy Ties sent these gorgeous thick cotton adjustable ties to help them look extra handsome, and all the sudden look like grown-ups! We also wanted a little card to send with the pictures, and if you’re interested it’s available for free download at the end of this post.Dapper Picture Printable

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We loved these ties not only for their awesome prints, thick and luxe fabric, but also for the adjustable and clip-on neck feature. You can loosen and tighten the width of the neck with ease, so they won’t outgrow them so quickly. Then the enclosure is easy for mom to take on and off, but near impossible to yank off from the front. Also, something we’ve noticed as moms to boys: ties, even when sized for toddlers, still seemed to come with thick neck straps. A lot of times the straps hang out way below the collar, and it drives us crazy! Trendy Ties’ neck straps are skinny and flat enough to fit under the smallest of collars and we so appreciate it! Here are some of our favorite designs from the tie line. Don’t forget the bow ties and ties for men (which are so affordable) and come in all these awesome designs as well!


We loved hearing about Rachel, Trendy Ties founder’s story. Before becoming a mother she worked in the fashion industry, specifically bridal, working closely with designers and soaking up all she could. She now has two boys, (welcome to the club, Rachel!) and couldn’t help but notice how boy’s fashion lacked. She spent countless hours taking apart ties, tweaking designs, selecting fabric until she came up with this awesome design! After 1,000+ Etsy sales, she has moved to her own site, and we are cheering for her from the sidelines. Check out Trendy Ties, we know you’ll love the high quality like we do! Follow them on Facebook for exclusive deals for followers here!

Click “Download” below for the Dapper card printable! Inspired by Nicole’s Christmas card last year.


  • Charmaine
    October 22, 2013 at 9:09 am

    awh these looks are so cute.

  • Jessica
    October 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Those little men look so handsome! I love these ties, they look amazing and it is so handy with little kids just being able to clip and adjust the tie! Genius


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