Bow ties are cool. With everyone from Doctor Who to James Bond sporting a bow tie at some point, their popularity has done anything but die down over the years. Being an essential under the black tie dress code and symbolising sophistication alongside a dapper sense of style, they are a crucial addition to every modern man’s wardrobe. Bow ties are interchangeable and with such an extensive range available, they are something you can have fun with. A real express yourself piece and as they have a small surface area you can afford to go bold with the design to really make a statement. There will always be people who see them as strictly formal attire but that doesn’t have to be the case. A range of different styles, colours, and themes, mean you can find a bow tie for every occasion. If you find it difficult to tie your bow tie then there is an equally extensive range in clip-on bow ties.
Throughout the years, bow ties have become increasingly popular, with men and women using this trendy neckwear as a tool for self-expression. With each person comes a different style and we happen to have an incredible selection to fit your every mood and occasion.
are worn with winged collar
black-tie and smoking shirts
Different types of Bow Ties
It is important to know the different types of bow ties and what to wear them with. There are four types of bow ties that work with each individual; "the Butterfly", "the Classic", "the Narrow", and "the Diamond Tip". The Butterfly is flashy, yet classy and is perfect for all black tie affairs. The Classic is great if you're looking for something fancy, yet subtle. The Narrow is excellent for the trend-followers, and the Diamond Tip works with just about every outfit and every occasion.
"The Butterfly" is perfect if you're a groom about to walk down the aisle, or simply if you're a guest at a formal event who wants to impress everyone. "The Classic" is a versatile wardrobe staple and can be worn with a suit/tux or even more casually with slacks and loafers. "The Narrow" is the trendiest option; and "the Diamond Tip" is the perfect blend of classic and whimsical and can be worn anywhere. And of course, we have several adorable children's bow ties to choose from so your tiny tot can look fabulous too. We also carry a variety of prints including stripes, polka dots and novelty bow ties.
Pre-tied bow ties for men or self-tie bow tie
Pre-tied bow ties for men
are convenient and look similar to a
self-tie bow tie
. Best of all, a pre-tie attaches easily onto the collar; just throw it on and you're good to go. However, if perfection is your priority, go with the self-tie. Wearing a self-tie requires you to tie it yourself, allowing it to fit more comfortably. Additionally, when wearing a self-tie with wing-collar shirts, you will not see the buckle or clip found on the pre-tieds. Both are excellent choices suited for a certain type of customer.
These days, bow ties can be worn with almost anything. For those of you who are looking for a less formal vibe, they can easily be worn on casual Friday with jeans and a flannel. Whatever your preference, we have what you need. Whether you're a classic, or a narrow, you can shop confidently knowing everything there is to know about bow ties.