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Jesse Tyler Ferguson: Bow ties have personality

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has confessed he is the proud owner of over 400 bow ties.

The 39-year-old Modern Family star and his lawyer husband Justin Mikita launched their charity Tie the Knot in 2012, a philanthropic organisation that supports LGBT equality issues with profits from the sale of bow ties.

And Jesse is in love with the accessory because he believes each one captures a unique essence.

“Bow ties are fun and quirky — and a little bit off centre,” he explained to People magazine. “They’ve got so much personality and that’s why people like them.”

Jesse owns a massive amount of bow ties.

In fact, his closet is overflowing with them.

“I have gotten one of every bow tie from Tie The Knot since 2012, so I must have over 400 different bows at this point… Not to mention my personal collection of others,” he noted.

But Jesse is going to have to find a way to infuse his bow tie collection with his summer wardrobe.

The star is melting in New York City during the hottest season of the year and he plans to wear more casual clothes until autumn arrives.

“This summer it’s HOT so I’m loving shorts and Chucks,” he declared.

Jesse normally likes to dress in more proper attire.

The star confessed he is a stickler for a good suit.

“I have a very preppy sense of style,” Jesse said. “Love suiting and ties, but also really love suits that are bold and textured to make a statement.”

Tie the Knot recently partnered with Ketel One vodka to design a limited-edition ‘Martini’ bow tie in honour of New York City Pride.

“Both TTK and Ketel One wanted to make a bold statement,” Jesse’s husband Justin told People. “The whimsical twist of the martini glasses in the plaid print is a dynamic reinterpretation of Ketel One’s spirit.”

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