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Black bow tie

Allen

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Well, I'll be short: Can one wear a black bow tie on more casual occasions, like with a shirt and trousers or is it a faux pas?
 

WBaker

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Id say black bow ties are only for tuxedo's.
 

Harold falcon

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A satin black tie is not appropriate for informal or casual occasions.

I do own a very dark blue (almost black) velvet bow tie, which makes an occasional appearance with a striped shirt and suit.
 

bleachboy

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I would never do it. I can't think of even the most creative ensemble where it wouldn't look like you ought to be wearing formalwear.
 

Master Squirrel

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I'd love to say yes, but know that would be the wrong answer once the tie was put on.
 

Daseinflaw

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I think the closest I'd go is with a patterned black bow tie, but definitely not a solid one.
 

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