Just a note for anyone thinking about venturing into bow ties.\
I've been wearing bow ties for the past few years and I think for anyone wanting to get into them they should also make sure that the height or width of the "wings" is a proper size compared to their head/body. I have a few bow ties now that I deem unwearable because they are too tall or wide.
One can always make adjustments to get the correct width. I think most Brooks Bros and RL Polo ties are moderately conservative in regards to height.
Had this sweater combo pull double duty yesterday. Casual during the day, more dressed up in the evening at a nice place to eat. New sportcoat, Boglioli. A little more extended shoulder than I normally get but I am starting to enjoy the look better on me as I believe it balances me out a bit more, though I wouldn't find feedback. Sorry for cruddy pictures. I have no way to take full body snapshots with the cell phone at the moment.