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Donnie Thompson Formal Bowtie

Developed by powerlifting legend Donnie Thompson and Spud Inc., the Formal Bowtie is a simple but effective accessory for helping athletes train and maintain superior posture. In a time when the average person spends much of their day working at a computer, looking at a cell phone, or stuck driving in traffic, the problem of slouching—and the shoulder pain that comes with it—is all too common. The Bowtie attacks this issue by applying firm compression to the pectoral tendons and reducing strain on the muscles behind the shoulders. When worn during warm-ups or as you move through your squats, bench, deadlifts, etc., the Formal Bowtie not only helps limit some of these aches and pains, but also trains more consistent form. Along the way, your muscle memory is rewired, as the brain encourages better posture in your day-to-day life.

The Thompson Formal Bowtie is designed specifically for serious athletes, and is made from a heavier, stiffer webbing material than the Casual Bowtie (which can be worn throughout the day over longer periods). Available in a wide range of sizes, the Formal Bowtie can have a noticeable effect on reducing common shoulder pain and pec tightness, while also reducing the risk of more serious injuries down the road.

Most in-stock Bowtie 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
  • Strong, stiff webbing construction
  • Sizes: S - 4XL (see chart below)
  • Color: Red with Spud Inc. branding in black and gold

See Also: Thompson Casual Bowtie - for light, everyday 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
Half Upper Body Width 18" 22" 24.5" 27 29" 30" 33"

Gear Specs

Brand Spud Inc
Made In USA Yes
Color Red
Donnie Thompson Formal Bowtie is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 51.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed I bought this a little over a month ago and extremely happy with this purchase. My shoulder mobility has improved and pain squatting and benching has lessened
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Awesome, but. . . I use this thing at work pretty much everyday. My only gripe with this product is that it really cuts into my armpit. I want to trim down the material so that it’s comfortable under my arm, but I’m not sure if it’s going to damage the integrity of the straps.
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Far So Good I've used this for several weeks now, and the first time I put it on, it felt good. For 15 minutes and then after another 15 minutes it was painful and had to take it off. I kept at it and I was able to keep it on for my whole work out and now my shoulders no longer hurt after a work outs. I gave it a 4 star because I don't know the long term effects of using it. I don't expect anything bad to happen, but you never know. I'll update if things change.
Date published: 2021-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pre work out gear Only draw back is I’m a big guy, and it could be a bit bigger. Cuts into my underarms. But, I wear it during pre warm ups and it takes pressure off my shoulders. I Love It Overall!!!!
Date published: 2021-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Size I went by the size chart and my bowtie is too small..
Date published: 2021-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! Don't even think about it, just get it! I bench, squat, deadlift and even warm-up wearing it. Helped me with the shoulder pain and also with my deadlift set-up. High quality product!
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works This thing does work for me. My posture isn’t the best, and I sit at a pc all day for work, when I wear this it is much easier to sit properly, and I’ve noticed it seems to cut down on some shoulder pain. Also seems to take a bit of weight off of my lower back, and for some reason makes my hip feel a bit less tight. I’ve worn this to the gym as well, used it while benching heavy. Does seem to help keep shoulders from coming forward. Feels durable. Overall I’m happy with it, 4 stars bc I do think it’s a little pricey for what it is. I got an XL per size guide suggestions, and I think the size is right for me. I think if your shoulders are already pretty straight and you don’t have a lot of rounding like I do, you might be able to size down - it does have a good amount of stretch.
Date published: 2020-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good design This bowtie is made and fits well, I havent experienced any issues. Its a reasonably harsh material which I find easier to wear over a shirt. Expect to feel tightness or chaffing at the front of your chest/armpits if your shoulders have rounded. I would recommend the Formal bowtie be worn during training to put your body in a better position, have yet to wear it enough to notice an improvement in Mobility. In hindsight, the Casual would have better suited my needs. 5'10, 80kg Male, 107cm Chest, ordered Medium
Date published: 2020-09-11
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