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Favorite Bow Tie Shape for Black Tie?

Poll Results: Favorite bow tie shape for black tie?

 
  • 46% (7)
    Butterfly
  • 26% (4)
    Batwing
  • 26% (4)
    Diamond
  • 0% (0)
    Other
15 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I have a butterfly shape bow tie from Brooks Brothers, but I'm thinking about getting another shape as the butterfly is floppy looking. I think I prefer the diamond shape.

I suppose one of the parameters to consider is the collar type. Assume a turndown mid-spread collar.


Butterfly:

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Batwing:

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Diamond:
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post #2 of 12
Butterfly for me; I might wear the diamond for curiosity, but not with evening dress as to me it stands out a little too much to be elegant.
post #3 of 12

Diamond for me.

post #4 of 12
And just to be egalitarian / contrary, I like the batwing. Reminds me of that Dr. No era Connery early sixties slim lapel, slim tie, slim fit look.

The example above of the butterfly looks decent as its still narrow but the huge velvet monstrosities of the seventies are hideous versions.

What's a thistle? Same as a butterfly?
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

Diamond for me.

Eustace, don't know if you ever found the LPN bow tie Vox linked to, but just found this cheapo one. My online gripe is that it's not grosgrain

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http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page_bowties.asp?pn=BD038&orderPageReturn=%2FcategoryPages%2FAll_Bow_Ties%2Easp&pg=1&categoryIds=6,81,72&optionValueIds=#prettyPhoto






Also a batwing:

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http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page_bowties.asp?pn=BS079&orderPageReturn=%2FcategoryPages%2FAll_Bow_Ties%2Easp&pg=2&categoryIds=6,52,72&optionValueIds=#prettyPhoto
post #6 of 12
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

Here's the grosgrain diamond that I have. IMO, the LPN stuff is too expensive.

http://www.thecordialchurchman.com/collections/all-products/products/black-faille


49 bucks? Not a bad deal. My BB tie was $45 on sale.

Do you think the pre-tied one has a hook/clasp? I am retarded when it comes to bowtie tying.
post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post


49 bucks? Not a bad deal. My BB tie was $45 on sale.

Do you think the pre-tied one has a hook/clasp? I am retarded when it comes to bowtie tying.

 

Dude! A big no on the pre-tied.

 

This is the best instructional video I have found - give yourself a half-hour to practice and you'll get the hang of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJv4Qh7zR3E

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

Dude! A big no on the pre-tied.

This is the best instructional video I have found - give yourself a half-hour to practice and you'll get the hang of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJv4Qh7zR3E

Hmm I'd give that a try. I just watched it once, though the camera angle isn't the best.

Honestly though, pretied aren't as evil as clip-ons. There's no real way anyone could know it's a pretied without very close inspection.
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post


Honestly though, pretied aren't as evil as clip-ons.

 

And insider trading isn't as evil as murder, but it's still a crime. Pre-tied bows are a sign of defeat, particularly when learning how to correctly tie a bow doesn't take much effort. Give it a go!

post #11 of 12
Plus, you get to keep nice photographs of bow tying in action. LOL. rotflmao.gif

Seriously, it's not too difficult. Plenty of videos on Youtube showing how it's to be done.

That's a single-ended bow tie btw.

post #12 of 12
What formal shirt is that?
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