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post #61 of 163


I like it.
post #62 of 163
I have noticed that the recent young people trend is to wear tiny bowties with things like skinny jeans and sweater vests, which were it not for the cheap ubiquity would not be an unattractive look.
post #63 of 163
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I like it.

I would not wear it but it is quite cool if you do have the look and persona to match the outift...

Geek chic is a mystery to me...
post #64 of 163
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I like it.

And then, the inevitable occurred

I like wearing them in the tucked style favoured by men such as Sherlock Holmes and Peter O' Toole. The effect is very idiosyncratic
post #65 of 163
I'll throw a few scans in as I enjoy my bows. I'll echo comments on practicality and quirkiness. I enjoy the fact that few are seen in my world. Individualism? Then again I'm probably just a shmuck.



post #66 of 163
I wear bows about 30% of the time so you can count me in for the schmuck brigade. Then again, I live in South Carolina and wear the TNSIL (i.e. "trad") look so that's probably assumed.


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Originally Posted by KtownGreg View Post

Nice bow, Cordial Churchman? If so, I think I have the same one.
post #68 of 163
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Originally Posted by BillyMaysHere! View Post
Whose pic/outfit is this? IMO that looks amazing. I usually don't value a bow tie in an outfit, but this evening(?) look is an amazing exception.
My father has an evening suit in such a fabric, also. It has a very nice finish And my contributions:
post #69 of 163


Bowties either look amazing or dorky. There is no inbetween. To pull it off requires being in shape, having the right hairstyle,the slim fitted clothes and the right accessories to pull off the "I'm so good looking I can wear this" vibe.
post #70 of 163
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Originally Posted by southernstyle View Post
I think you came off a little strong on this one Steve McQueen. First of all I'm 19 years old, do you really expect me to be wearing MTM clothing? Second, you don't need to be an ass, I'm clearly not 13 or wearing my dads blazer and dockers. Thirdly, I'd like to see you in a bow.

Hear! Hear!
post #71 of 163
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
I have noticed that the recent young people trend is to wear tiny bowties with things like skinny jeans and sweater vests, which were it not for the cheap ubiquity would not be an unattractive look.

When young people go around in torn jeans and sweatshirts, we lament the dismal state of dress among the youth. When they actually put in some effort - like tying on a bowtie! - we declare that it looks ubiquitously cheap.

There is no pleasing the SF gods.
post #72 of 163
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When young people go around in torn jeans and sweatshirts, we lament the dismal state of dress among the youth. When they actually put in some effort - like tying on a bowtie! - we declare that it looks ubiquitously cheap.

There is no pleasing the SF gods.

Here's the rub: it is less about experimentation or personal creativity and more about an increasingly mainstream uniform. Take a slim shirt of varying colours and/or prints and add rumpled or slim denim, occasionally with rolled up hems, a small pre-tied or clip-on bow and a footwear range of lace-ups or plimsolls. Some might wear trilbies or cardigans. As this look can be purchased cheaply and simply, this is, indeed, the result

The Matt Smith Doctor outfit posted above is a good example of an actor and design team applying some creativity by hybridising this trendy aesthetic with a professorial antecedent (the Harris Tweed and the desire for a bow tie came from Smith himself). As per my prior link, the costume's influence spreads as I type
post #73 of 163
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Originally Posted by blackbowtie View Post
When young people go around in torn jeans and sweatshirts, we lament the dismal state of dress among the youth. When they actually put in some effort - like tying on a bowtie! - we declare that it looks ubiquitously cheap.

There is no pleasing the SF gods.

He is to be commended for the effort.

But his outfit is an abomination.

Pants are too long, jacket too big. Nobody is saying he needs to go MTM - just get something correctly sized. That's not trad, it's just ill fitting.
post #74 of 163
I wear them all the time and get rounds of positive comments (as do most of the guys I know who wear them). Females seem to particular like them (not that that matters). On a summer weekday you can sit near the courthouse and count bowties and/or seersucker suits walk past all day long. On a Sunday, choose a nice church in the city and you can do the same. Granted, I am south of the Mason-Dixon line. I'm sure in Seattle, Portland, or Phoenix it would be a bit different.
post #75 of 163
I'm wearing one today.
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