The cool thing about attending school in Blacksburg is that not only do you go to one of the greatest schools in the country, but this small town is thriving with young entrepreneurs that are full of life and drive. Blacksburg may not be a fashion capitol but Phi Ties owner, designer, and crafter, Benjamin Barnes is definitely working towards a more fashionable ‘burg. Specializing in handmade bow ties with adjustable buttons for gentlemen and hair bows for the ladies, Phi Ties continues to hand cut, sew and package each of their products. Interested in where you can find these ties locally in Blacksburg? Follow Phi Ties on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information.