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Bow ties are the customary choice to accompany a tuxedo on formal occasions. Traditionally, wearers don bow ties for the prom and the retirement dinner, but that doesn't mean the tie has to be forgotten during decades in between. A sharp and stylish bow tie, usually in black or white satin, but also available in bright colors and styles, can be an ideal accessory for a cool retro outfit. They can also complement minimalist contemporary business attire or a well-tailored blazer for a smart, chic look.
All Tied Up: The Stages of the Bow Tie
When worn properly, a bow tie makes a man look pretty cool–if not downright dapper. But the art of bow tying is a skillful one that requires practice and patiences.
The journey to becoming a dashing gent is a long and bumpy one, but let us be your guiding light. Whether you are diving head first into neckwear or somewhere in the middle, find out which type of bow-tie is right for you.
It’s like the big wheel of bow-ties. You’re ready to start your neckwear journey but haven’t yet mastered the art. Start with a clip-on. Featuring just the bow itself attached to a metal or plastic clasp, the clip-on bow-tie eliminates need for a neck straps. Just attach at the base of your neck and you’re good to go.
Still can’t figure out that last step? Take your time. While you do, let a pre-tied bow-tie get you through your formalwear needs. The pre-tie bow-tie is perfect for the man who has yet to acquire all of the bow-tying skills, but is on his way. It features a neat, pre-set bow atop an adjustable neck strap. Shop printed or solid takes of the tie in various fabrics for formal or casual settings.
The Self Tie
It’s safe to say you’ve got your stuff together. No hand-holding for you, you can tie your way through silk or denim with your eyes closed. For formal affairs, slip on an elegant satin bow with a matte or shiny finish.
Maybe you’re in a bow-tie sabbatical and in need of a spark to rekindle your fire. Or maybe you’re taking your first steps into formal neckwear. Wherever you are in your bow-tie journey there’s a bow-tie to loop, tie and pull you through it.