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post #31 of 38

 Something wierd about the bow tie I have. I bought a black one on sale at Macy's a couple of weeks ago. It's one of those that have the adjustments on it. My neck size is 17 but I can tie the tie better when it's adjusted to the 16 1/4 setting other wise it seems to be too long and I can't tighten it enough. I still need to practice with it for awhile.   

post #32 of 38

 OK, I think I have it almost down now. This weekend I will wear a bow tie out to a couple of clubs.

post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by Ivar View Post

Bow ties are great. Just follow these two rules and you should be home and dry:

1. Wear them no more than once a month. Tops. Wearing a bow tie should be a sometime treat -- not something people expect of you.
2. To dissipate the risk of being perceived as clownish, only wear solid and darkly-hued bow ties (navy, forest green, burgundy, dark brown, etc.).

I disagree with #1, agree with #2. I'm in bow ties daily for work, along with nice suits and heavily-starched shirts, usually white but also powder blue, lavender, and other pastels.
As for #2, absolutely. I wear either solids or solids with very subtle prints. Make sure you tie them properly, good and symmetrical with a nice, tight knot.
post #34 of 38

I'm a lifelong bow tie convert after reading this article http://www.classicsir.com/featured/how-to-stay-classic-in-the-heat/. I now realize that bow ties are appropriate for just about any type of occasion where you would choose to wear a standard necktie! Hope that's helpful!

post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by david j View Post

I'm a lifelong bow tie convert after reading this article http://www.classicsir.com/featured/how-to-stay-classic-in-the-heat/. I now realize that bow ties are appropriate for just about any type of occasion where you would choose to wear a standard necktie! Hope that's helpful!


 What's that link have to do with bow ties?

post #36 of 38
Actually the reason why people don't pull bow-ties off well stems partly from how these days, bow-tie wearers leave a vast expanse of their shirt visible. Doesn't look quite right to the eye.

I think wearing them with vests/waistcoats underneath a coat would be ideal if one were to choose to wear bowties.

See below:

[img][img]SANS waistcoat[img]
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 5/16/13 at 1:20pm
post #37 of 38
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Actually the reason why people don't pull bow-ties off well stems partly from how these days, bow-tie wearers leave a vast expanse of their shirt visible. Doesn't look quite right to the eye.

I think wearing them with vests/waistcoats underneath a coat would be ideal if one were to choose to wear bowties.
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See below:

[img][img]SANS waistcoat[img]

 

 

 

I, for one, think you make a great point.

post #38 of 38

Generally either option is possible. Either way - self-tie & sartorial is the way to go for! 

 

Some useful inspiration on looks / dress combos for different levels of formality can be found here http://www.mrporter.com/whattowear/static/whattowear_Wedding?SelItem=1

 

also a rather funny video though should not be taken too seriously is the style clinic :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75s8NqQXyjA

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