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post #76 of 96
Hi Michael, I appreciate the response

I actually found an excellent video on YouTube last night which solved my problem! I will find and link it here as it really was top notch

Again, many thanks for the help
post #77 of 96
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEjF-MzzqaE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

This was the video I watched that helped me
post #78 of 96
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Yes and no.

A bow tie, with a 2-button suit, can leave a significant expanse of shirt front showing. Maybe too much shirt. Depends to a great extent on the suit, and the build of the man wearing it. And on one's personal taste, of course.

So some men prefer to wear a bow tie only with a 3-button suit (or at least a 2-button suit which has a somewhat high button stance). Or only with a 3-piece suit. Or only when wearing a sweater (or sweater vest) with the 2-button suit.

Other men find the 2-button suit w/bow tie look to be entirely unobjectionable, don't think regard it as any sartorial sin to show some shirt front, and don't worry about the whole thing.

 

I am in the latter category, however, there is another solution: wear a full suit i.e. three piece.  Watch this space.  In the mean time, casual-ish bow tie and sports jacket today: shirt front and all.

 

 

post #79 of 96

Here you go: no exposed shirt issues with a full suit.

 

post #80 of 96

Just discovered SF not too long ago and stumbled onto this thread! I figured since I make my own bow ties, this would be the perfect place to share with y'all. Here's some of my most recent creations.

 

 

I borrowed my dad's DSLR and soon after finding a lightbox DIY on youtube, I ended up taking these shots last week. The first two images are the exact same ones, but the left image was produced after a bit hue adjustments.

 

 

 

 

Hope y'all enjoy!


Edited by 9100RPM - 1/20/14 at 2:52am
post #81 of 96

 

And here is another bespoke vintage bow ties. It is always a vintage silk hand-printed many years ago. The measures were first chosen by the customer.

post #82 of 96

Hi guys, need your advice.

If I were to wore a bowtie to work, what type of style or design do you think is more appropriate? 

post #83 of 96

That rather depends where you work, what else you wear, and frankly, on how brave you are!

 

Wearing a bow tie at all is a bit of a statement, as far as most people are concerned.  It is unusual, anachronistic and affected.  Some people will love it, some will hate it, some will laugh at it, but for sure everyone will notice it.  So I'd say treat it like a straight tie: work the colours into your outfit like you normally would, avoid stupid novelties or garish patterns (especially as it will be inherently garish and stupid to some already!), and tie it neatly.  That's it, really.

 

Go bow,  go bold.  But always go beautiful.

 

P.S. See the previous few pages for examples of tasteful bow ties and see what you fancy.  And the spam post two back from here, is a list of what you absolutely should never wear.  Check out members Sugarbutch, Upr_Crust and Clarinet Player for occasional bow tie inspiration - tasteful gents all.  And perhaps take my tip on the three piece suit if you don't want to be too casual.

post #84 of 96
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

That rather depends where you work, what else you wear, and frankly, on how brave you are!

 

Wearing a bow tie at all is a bit of a statement, as far as most people are concerned.  It is unusual, anachronistic and affected.  Some people will love it, some will hate it, some will laugh at it, but for sure everyone will notice it.  So I'd say treat it like a straight tie: work the colours into your outfit like you normally would, avoid stupid novelties or garish patterns (especially as it will be inherently garish and stupid to some already!), and tie it neatly.  That's it, really.

 

Go bow,  go bold.  But always go beautiful.

 

P.S. See the previous few pages for examples of tasteful bow ties and see what you fancy.  And the spam post two back from here, is a list of what you absolutely should never wear.  Check out members Sugarbutch, Upr_Crust and Clarinet Player for occasional bow tie inspiration - tasteful gents all.  And perhaps take my tip on the three piece suit if you don't want to be too casual.

 

Love your "Go bow,  go bold.  But always go beautiful." quote!  

got it, appreciate your advise. Will try and go bold! :)

post #85 of 96


The wonderful unlined crisp silk from Berg & Berg.
Edited by MTB-85 - 6/8/14 at 12:35pm
post #86 of 96

My beloved just showed me this article.  Go Mo!

post #87 of 96

Hi All,

 

I need your opinion and any tips you can give...

 

My husband and I have been invited to a black tie ball at Christmas and I'm keen to get him to wear a bow tie. He said he would if I got him one and tied it for him, but I've heard it's really difficult. Anyone got any tips on how to tie a perfect bow or recommendations on what designer bow tie to buy? :colgate:

post #88 of 96

1.  Buy a black one.  Silk.  No gimmicks, odd shapes, colours or patterns.  Looking sharp is a bigger statement.

 

2.  Look up videos and instructionals on how to tie one.  It feels fiddly at first, but really it's rather simple when you've tried it a few times.  Like a cross between tying a tie and doing up your shoelaces.

 

3.  Get the rest right.  There are few things more elegant on a man, if any, than correct black tie: simple, black, classic, timeless.  

 

4.  And "the rest" DOES include good shoes.

 

5.  But you're allowed to spend more on your dress, and take much longer to get ready.  It is your prerogative, and your husband is lucky that you continue to tolerate his inability to dress himself.

 

:)

 

P.S.  Merry Christmas, for later.

post #89 of 96
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Originally Posted by NathalieMartin View Post

He said he would if I got him one and tied it for him, but I've heard it's really difficult.
It's about as difficult as tying shoe laces. A little tricky when just starting out, but it soon becomes second nature.

I'm sure there are videos on YouTube which could walk you (and your husband, since it wouldn't do him any harm to learn to tie his own tie) step-by-step through the process.
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what designer bow tie to buy?

It's a black tie ball, so just go nice and conservative. No orange tie with little purple snowmen and a red LED that blinks in honor of Rudolph's nose. If you've a favorite designer, fine. But this really isn't an article of clothing where you need be overly concerned about choosing the right designer.
post #90 of 96
Check out Black Tie Guide, then buy one from, for instance, Ede and Ravenscroft.
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