The bow tie is no doubt an exceptional option for men who don’t like to wear ties but want to have a formal and stylish outfit at the same time.
The history of the bow tie is very old and agitated, starting with the XVII th century, when it was said that the Croatian mercenaries used to wear a scarf around the neck in order to sustain their shirt. In time, they were strongly adopted by the high society in France.
The original tie bow had a fixed length, made for a certain neck width.
Nowadays, the bow tie is strongly associated with high selected meetings and parties. It can be worn by men of all ages. Well, yes, this is a huge advantage I might add. Imagine that you are able to wear it during college, when you are going to a stylish party but also when you will be older.
There are many well-known personalities who worn a bow tie and I want to mention Albert Einstein, Harry Truman, Sigmund Freud and Winston Churchill.
Usually there are two types of bow ties: the ones that require to be tied in order to result the specific bow and the ones that are already tied out. If you will wear a shirt with a swallow collar, it is for sure recommended to wear the already made bow tie with the adjustable clip for tying it. This option is the best one because you won’t be always able to make the most perfect bow.
In case of the bow ties that are not already tied, you will experience the emotions of learning how to tie them immediately after you will buy them. In order to learn how to tie them you will need to practice a lot.
Traditionally, the already tied bow ties are considered to be a little… artificial, a little false. Yes, it may sound a little harsh but there are fashion specialists that think this way. Still, the practical considerations sustain exactly the opposite.
Wearing a bow tie is not an easy thing to do and it is quite obvious that it is not for everybody also.
A very new trend is that your bow tie has to be matched with casual outfits (jeans, T-shirt), which is a hard thing to do without being wrong and obvious a little exaggerated.
Basically, the bow tie must be worn with elegant, formal outfits. One thing is particularly obvious and which you should bear in mind – it is best to try to be as original as possible. This way you will have only to win. Try as hard as you can to be as elegant as possible when you are wearing such an accessory. It is best to create even your own style so you will get out of the crowd very easy. Anyway, the bow tie is considered to be very elegant since it was created.
Over the time, the bow tie has become to be used as logo for various prestigious brands, not only by the public persons but also politicians who want to impress with their elegance. The Chevrolet Company was the first one that used the bow tie in a commercial campaign designed to increase its sales in 1914. In time, other companies have followed their example such as Pringles, Budweiser and so on.
Here are some basic rules when it comes to wearing a bow tie:
– If you have an elegant shirt with a standard collar you can wear without any worries a slim bow tie.
– The width of a bow tie should not exceed the width of your face and definitely not the width of the collar.
– If you insist on wearing a bow tie during the day, you should choose one made of denim, cotton or even one made of wool in a bright color.
If you have the feeling that the tie is too common, then the tie bow represents the perfect accessory for you. If you want to be very stylish and extraordinarily chic, you should consider buying one. It is said that a tie bow can make the difference between a gentleman and a man dressed only elegant.