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post #152 of 167
Saving this educational Vox post for posterity, lest it be lost to history like his post on 7-fold ties. :-)

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Most of you already know the following, but for those who do not, let's spend a brief moment on the basic, classic bow shapes:



The four on the left are versions of the most common shape: the thistle, or butterfly. These two terms often are mixed, but generally, a butterfly will refer to the versions of thistles with the widest blades or wings. So, for the pedantic, the left two are butterflies, the middle two thistles.

Note that the ends can be pointed (a.k.a., diamond) or straight. When an end is pointed, one side of the bow will have the point peaking out from behind the fold, while the other point is in front.



The asymmetry that points produce is especially dégagé.

The two ties on the right are batwings. This does not refer to the disturbingly aerial mammal and its means of flight, but to the shape of crickett bats:



Narrow batwings are particularly associated with Ivy style...the one on the right is my own made in England bow that I bought from the old Brooks back in 1979. Because batwings have no obvious centerpoint for the knot, they easily allow for an unfussy knot (which when you go bow, you might as well do since if you aim is to look smart during the day a FIH is best.)

Charvet still carries an iconic shape that it designed for Edward VII/Duke of Windsor which is the wide batwing like the second from the right, but with a bit of a thistle shape through the center.

Like the thistles pictured, batwings can also have points.


- B
post #153 of 167
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Salt and pepper beard is awesome. Earrings? Hate them. Triple hate two of them. Quadruple hate loops.

- B

One stud earring or tiny hoop would be OK in my book. I, too, hate two earrings on men.
post #154 of 167
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Overall, not bad at all. I'm not sure that I would even change how that bow is tied.

I'm also okay with scale of the stripes on the bow versus the suit...looks fine.

I can't quite tell what the shirt fabric is. It kinda looks like an oxford (oxford cloth is always good with bows.) At any rate, there's a bit of texture to it which is good.

Salt and pepper beard is awesome. Earrings? Hate them. Triple hate two of them. Quadruple hate loops.

The quality and proportions of the jacket itself are not great, but you knew that. Color and pattern are obviously completely fine.

Well done.


- B

Thanks, B.

The suit is a BB Regent acquired via B&S. And, yes, not great. I'd prefer wider lapels for starters, but what leaps out at you?

Shirt fabric is either oxford or oxford-y. I chose the fabric before I knew much about cloths.

We'll have to agree to disagree about the earrings. I know I'm in the MC minority on that point.
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Gnatty, looks great!

WTF? Did vox ninja post a bow fit of mine or something?
post #157 of 167
OK, I'll play. Most of my bow fits got lost in the great ImageShack debacle, but here's a few from PhotoBucket:











Oh yeah, and fuck you..

post #158 of 167
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
A recent (as recently as today, in fact) attempt:

Love the beard. I think your earrings are bigger than I'd wear. I had a friend from Antigua who wore two tiny hoops. Looked great on him. You might try that.
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One stud earring or tiny hoop would be OK in my book. I, too, hate two earrings on men.
I wore a tiny hoop for a while. When I, Robot came out, I envied Will Smith's two studs and almost got the other ear pierced, but my earring days had passed.
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OK, I'll play. Most of my bow fits got lost in the great ImageShack debacle, but here's a few from PhotoBucket:
ImageShack is back. I believe all the old pics are visible here again.
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ImageShack is back. I believe all the old pics are visible here again.

Deleted my images and closed my account. I believe firmly in burning my bridges. It's the only way to live.
post #160 of 167
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Love the beard. I think your earrings are bigger than I'd wear. I had a friend from Antigua who wore two tiny hoops. Looked great on him. You might try that.

Thanks, M. These are the only earrings I've owned for the past fifteen years. I mostly forget that they're there until someone points them out. Not a bad suggestion, though...
post #161 of 167
Obviously not from WAYWRN, but I don't think a bow has ever been worn with more authentic nonchalance (my 18 month-old on "tacky dress-up day" at Mother's Day Out).
post #162 of 167
Little man looks great.
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Obviously not from WAYWRN, but I don't think a bow has ever been worn with more authentic nonchalance (my 18 month-old on "tacky dress-up day" at Mother's Day Out).
Lookin' good! Serious question: when wearing a bow-tie, is a shirt with a placket preferred?
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Obviously not from WAYWRN, but I don't think a bow has ever been worn with more authentic nonchalance (my 18 month-old on "tacky dress-up day" at Mother's Day Out).


A daring mix of patterns.
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A daring mix of patterns.

Children have it all over adults for daring pattern mixes. Much less surface area for pattern to get overwhelming.
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