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Bow Ties: Worn without coat?

post #1 of 21
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Hey there.

I'm thinking about getting my first bow tie, but I am a little unsure about what to wear them with. At my job we typically wear slacks, collard shirts, and ties. No one wears a full suit or even a sport coat. I can't find many looks online with people wearing a bow tie without some sort of coat or v-neck sweaters. Is it impossible to wear a bow tie in replacement of my tie?

Please respond only if you are a fan of bow ties, no haters please.
post #2 of 21
Plenty of people I know wear bowties with their collared shirt of choice (oxford, flannel, etc.), with no coat over it.

Others will slap a bowtie on with a polo.
post #3 of 21
I worked in an office this summer that was very business casual on the floor I worked on and some days I would wear a bow tie without a jacket and it looked okay, it just looked kind of naked. I would try a lightweight v neck sweater or cardigan instead of going without a jacket.
post #4 of 21
I actually think if you have to be coatless a bowtie looks better than a regular tie.
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by Stephonomon View Post
Hey there.

I'm thinking about getting my first bow tie, but I am a little unsure about what to wear them with. At my job we typically wear slacks, collard shirts, and ties. No one wears a full suit or even a sport coat. I can't find many looks online with people wearing a bow tie without some sort of coat or v-neck sweaters. Is it impossible to wear a bow tie in replacement of my tie?

Please respond only if you are a fan of bow ties, no haters please.

bow ties are nice. you dont have to wear some for of outerwear to rock a bow tie.

here ya go bro



besides even if someone wears a suit jacket with it, eventually they take it off at work...

Rock the bow tie!
post #6 of 21
Bow tie without jacket? ..just feels wrong.
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by babygreenspots View Post
I actually think if you have to be coatless a bowtie looks better than a regular tie.

I agree.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by kohelet View Post
bow ties are nice. you dont have to wear some for of outerwear to rock a bow tie.

here ya go bro



besides even if someone wears a suit jacket with it, eventually they take it off at work...

Rock the bow tie!

I like bow ties, but this does not look good IMO.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by alexei View Post
I like bow ties, but this does not look good IMO.

pic is from esquire. there definitely are better ways to style a bow tie.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by alexei View Post
I like bow ties, but this does not look good IMO.

100% disagree. This looks very classy.
post #11 of 21
Check out pictures from this website www.closeupandprivate.com

The model seems to wear a bow tie a lot. I'm sure there's a photo there of a bow tie without a jacket or sweater
post #12 of 21
Not impossible at all
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by edlarnold View Post
Bow tie without jacket?

..just feels wrong.

+1...
post #14 of 21
That look is fine.

If you like it, rock it!
post #15 of 21
I wear one about 1 or 2 times a week...with and without a jacket. And when I wear a jacket, it usually comes off within an hour anyway. I say its fine....go for it!
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