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Bow Ties: Worn without coat?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Stephonomon, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Stephonomon

    Stephonomon New Member

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    Hey there.

    I'm thinking about getting my first bow tie, but I am a little unsure about what to wear them with. At my job we typically wear slacks, collard shirts, and ties. No one wears a full suit or even a sport coat. I can't find many looks online with people wearing a bow tie without some sort of coat or v-neck sweaters. Is it impossible to wear a bow tie in replacement of my tie?

    Please respond only if you are a fan of bow ties, no haters please.
     


  2. Ideefixee

    Ideefixee Senior Member

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    Plenty of people I know wear bowties with their collared shirt of choice (oxford, flannel, etc.), with no coat over it.

    Others will slap a bowtie on with a polo. [​IMG]
     


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    gregor Senior Member

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    I worked in an office this summer that was very business casual on the floor I worked on and some days I would wear a bow tie without a jacket and it looked okay, it just looked kind of naked. I would try a lightweight v neck sweater or cardigan instead of going without a jacket.
     


  4. babygreenspots

    babygreenspots Distinguished Member

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    I actually think if you have to be coatless a bowtie looks better than a regular tie.
     


  5. kohelet

    kohelet Senior Member

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    Hey there.

    I'm thinking about getting my first bow tie, but I am a little unsure about what to wear them with. At my job we typically wear slacks, collard shirts, and ties. No one wears a full suit or even a sport coat. I can't find many looks online with people wearing a bow tie without some sort of coat or v-neck sweaters. Is it impossible to wear a bow tie in replacement of my tie?

    Please respond only if you are a fan of bow ties, no haters please.


    bow ties are nice. you dont have to wear some for of outerwear to rock a bow tie.

    here ya go bro

    [​IMG]

    besides even if someone wears a suit jacket with it, eventually they take it off at work...

    Rock the bow tie!
     


  6. edlarnold

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    Bow tie without jacket?

    ..just feels wrong.
     


  7. RyJ Maduro

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    I actually think if you have to be coatless a bowtie looks better than a regular tie.

    I agree.
     


  8. alexei

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    bow ties are nice. you dont have to wear some for of outerwear to rock a bow tie.

    here ya go bro

    [​IMG]

    besides even if someone wears a suit jacket with it, eventually they take it off at work...

    Rock the bow tie!


    I like bow ties, but this does not look good IMO.
     


  9. kohelet

    kohelet Senior Member

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    I like bow ties, but this does not look good IMO.

    pic is from esquire. there definitely are better ways to style a bow tie.
     


  10. butterflystyle

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    I like bow ties, but this does not look good IMO.

    100% disagree. This looks very classy.
     


  11. aon

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    Check out pictures from this website www.closeupandprivate.com

    The model seems to wear a bow tie a lot. I'm sure there's a photo there of a bow tie without a jacket or sweater
     


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    Not impossible at all
     


  13. ter1413

    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Bow tie without jacket?

    ..just feels wrong.


    +1...
     


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    That look is fine.

    If you like it, rock it!
     


  15. DerekS

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    I wear one about 1 or 2 times a week...with and without a jacket. And when I wear a jacket, it usually comes off within an hour anyway. I say its fine....go for it!
     


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