Modern Living: The Bow Bows Back

A few of the faithful never strayed —men like G. Mennen ("Soapy") Williams, Arthur Schlesinger and Bobby Short, who made the bow tie their individual badge regardless of the moment's fashion. Now they have plenty of company. The bow tie is once again popular, and not only among middle-aged fellows who are trying to recapture the campus spirit of the 1930s.

Stores across the country report a strong demand for bows from customers of all ages and varied stations. At times this summer in the display cases of Chicago's Frank Bros, store there were...

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