(Redirected from Bow-ties)Jump to navigation Jump to search
The bow-tie is the emblem of the smof. New York fan Ben Yalow, a longtime conrunner, has always sported one — in lieu, we suppose, of the idiosyncratic headgear that distinguishes certain other fans — and, since the 1970s, it has come to symbolize the entire smoffish tribe. (It used to be a bow-tie and briefcase, but since the advent of computers, smofs don't carry quite so much paper around, although a briefcase is still handy for carrying the Holy Floor Plans.)
from Spirits of Things Past 1, Ditto 14 Progress Report 1
See Fannish Fashion.
|This is a fanspeak page. Please extend it by adding information about when and by whom it was coined, whether it’s still in use, etc.|