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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

Gear Specs

Brand Spud Inc
Made In USA Yes
Color Red
Donnie Thompson Formal Bowtie is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Formal Bowtie I have used a 3XL formal bowtie for about two years and recently bought a 2XL to further the compression.I have, and will continue, to both use and recommend Rogue and The Thompson Bowtie to anyone who wishes to maintain healthy shoulders.Just put in on and do nothing else!
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get one if u care about your shoulders . That it's come from the genius mind of Donnie Thompson is all u really need to know it's a great product . Please Rogue make Fat- Bells and the Fat-Pad available to European customers and can we have the Westside Bench while you're at it .
Date published: 2018-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting The bowtie is great for warming up,stretching & improving posture. I wear it daily. For reference at 5"11 225lbs i probably should of ordered an XL vs getting a large. Great product!
Date published: 2018-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Use it every bench press workout during the warm up, feel a greatly improved bench bridge and posture. Recommended buy!
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Product - Just too big! I bought this recently but it just too big. I'm 6'3" 245 pounds for reference. Wear a 48 long suit coat. 36" waist. I ordered an XL size thinking it might be a little snug but it was way too big. Luckily I have a 6'8" 325 pound lineman I train at my gym that can use it. Not sure why it was so big. I ordered a medium and a large and they are on their way. I know my trainers and I will be able to fit in those. Never thought I might be a medium or a large again. I think I stopped wearing those sizes in 7th grade!!
Date published: 2018-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product, A Must Have For Bench Press! I have been wearing the Donnie Thompson bowtie for multiple periods of 15-40mins a day now since it arrived. My shoulders are much happier, pain free on bench press and more stable now they are less impinged! Such a simple concept but very effective and a real credit to Mr Thompson!
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Posture is improving! I like how it pulls my shoulders to the correct position. It does cause tingling in my arms and slight cramping in my biceps. Seems like these are due to muscles adjusting to improved posture. Showed mine to my chiropractor and he loved it! Said he would recommend it to his patients who spend a lot of time at the computer. Overall, it’s a great product.
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 12/10 No gimmick, Donnie Thompson is the man. Fully recommend.
Date published: 2018-06-30
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