Originally Posted by LA Guy
Charvet definitely makes a pre-tied bowtie, as does Brioni. And why not? Bowties are essentially constume these days. The fraction of men who know how to tie one is miniscule.
I seem to remember a George Clooney interview, maybe even in the first Men's Vogue, wherein he admits that he actually wears a pretied when arriving at black tie, red carpet events, but eventually retires to the men's room to produce a proper bow tie from his pocket, which he drapes insouciently around his collar. The reasoning being that he can't actually tie a bow tie, but want's people to think he can, and also wants to look like he's let his hair down and partied a bit by the end of the night. He's secret's out now, though! If you ever meet Mr. Clooney in a bow tie, you should challenge him to untie and retie the thing right there on the spot. How embarassing!