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Donnie Thompson Casual Bowtie

Developed by powerlifting legend Donnie Thompson and Spud Inc., the Casual Bowtie is a simple accessory for everyday life, helping to counteract the slouched posture that often develops when working at a computer, driving, or using a cell phone. Made from a softer material than the Thompson Formal Bowtie, this design is optimized for wearing over long periods of time as you go about your day. The webbing harness is light and comfortable and doesn’t encumber movement. It works by subtly encouraging sustained upright posture, easing tension on the muscles behind the shoulders and also applying light compression to the bicep tendons.

By wearing the Casual Bowtie on a regular basis, the user can create a sense of muscle memory, as the brain will start instructing better posture long after the bowtie is removed. This can have a huge impact on reducing the problems of shoulder pain and tight pecs, and limiting the risk of more serious injuries down the road.

The Donnie Thompson Casual Bowtie is available in a range of sizes (see chart below). Most in-stock orders placed before 3pm on a business day will ship that same day from the Rogue warehouse. You can also track your package each step of the way using the Rogue Shipping Tracker.


  • Made in the USA
  • Created by Donnie Thompson
  • Soft webbing construction
  • Sizes: S - 4XL (see chart below)
  • Color: Black with Spud Inc. branding in gold

See Also: Thompson Formal Bowtie - a firmer design for athletic use

Fit Guide:

Size S M L XL 2L 3XL 4XL
Body Weight 125LB - 150LB 150LB - 185LB 185LB - 225LB 225LB - 255LB 255LB - 275LB 275LB - 300LB 300+LB

Gear Specs

Brand Spud Inc
Made In USA Yes
Color Black
Donnie Thompson Casual Bowtie is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 83.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It doesn't help When you use that your muscles are even less active and when you remove it your posture is even worse because your muscles are inactive with the brace
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a help My husband Gary is 70 and he has been lifting since he was 14,15 years old. So he has some back issues. This is helping he with those and helping his posture and lifts. Great product!!! Thank you !!! He has let others borrow and try and they are waiting for theirs to arrive.
Date published: 2020-07-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fit is a problem Using the size guide I ordered a medium. It was far too small and impossible to put on and take off without help. So I ordered a large - still fits poorly - stil very difficult to put on and take off. I’m very disappointed.
Date published: 2020-07-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not comfortable..... Not comfortable, but maybe not supposed to be?.....
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too tie-ght! There is no give in the material - it is very rigid and 'digs' in .... very uncomfortable. Couldn't wear for a minute let a lone long enough to gain any benefit.
Date published: 2020-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works and fits as intended! I bought a medium according to the fitment guide and it fits well. I have slightly larger arms and shoulders so it gives me a little extra pressure under those areas but if I train my shoulders up and back, it relieves those areas and helps my posture. I'd recommend this for anyone who has to sit for long hours and finds themselves slouching. Just wear for about an hour at a time per day and you'll start seeing changes after about a week or two.
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money Don't size up like everyone tells you to. They definitely fit true to size. I'm 6'1" and 240lbs and I went with a 2XL which did pretty much nothing. Replaced it and went down to an XL and this thing is absolutely excruciating, it DIGS into your armpits, cuts off the circulation to your arms and is not comfortable to wear for more than 20 mins at a time. Save your money.. and just remind yourself not to slump.
Date published: 2020-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing better After almost a year of usage, my shoulders are the best they’ve been in a long time. Lifting is back to when I was in my twenties. For those who have issues with chaffing, circulation, hard to put on, and being uncomfortable, stick with it. I believe those are all part of the rugged design and your shoulders being so bad. I don’t workout without it, and probably never will.
Date published: 2020-06-11
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