Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.
I am not sure why, but that bow with the suit is just not working IMO.
I personally just hate bowties outside of black tie. To me they always look like a cry for attention. Maybe that is just because most of the people wearing them these days are wearing them exactly for that reason.
Sage gerbardine by the old village pool:
Steven Hitchcock SB Gerbadine no vent, half lined (piped)
Turnbull & Asser pink oxford shirt
Hermes silk tie
John Lobb St. James's Burgundy tassel loafers
I just always tend to synch bowties with a more casual aesthetic. I wear bows 3 or 4 times a month but I honestly don't think I have ever worn one with a suit. I am sure there is a rule or creed somewhere that will confirm I have no clue what I am talking about, but I am talking about personal opinion and preference. Of course, I am not talking about bow with black tie. That clearly works. But to me, that's the exception, not the rule.
Well, there's an argument to be made that we are all crying for attention, otherwise, what are we doing at a place called StyleForvm?
However, as to the bow issue, I disagree with the generalization but that may be a regional observation.
Upr-- Smashing. All you need is Central Park, a hansom cab, & Cyd Charisse, and you're good to go.
I fear that, at this point in time, Ms. Charisse is dancing with her husband Tony Martin in heaven above, since they have both passed into the great beyond (Tony Martin only this past week, I believe - at the age of 98).
As for the other comments in re: bow ties, for myself, the wearing of them is a seasonal affectation (though also a memory exercise - I would like to be able to remember how to tie a bow tie when next I wear a tuxedo - practice makes perfect).
The affectation seems to be gaining in popularity in certain sectors of the Upper East Side of Manhattan - there were more bow-tied individuals at the garden party at the Frick Museum last month this year than in the previous two years, IIRC.
I love the Frick.
Yikes. I hadn't heard that yet, thanks for letting me know. 60 years they were together!!
I like Upr's bowtie. If you're going to go full on dandy, might as well not half ass it.
If you want to see some serious bowtie affectation, go to a fraternity party or law school event in the South.
i know that officially the rule is no loafers with suits, and that it has been talked about more than enough. despite the fact that i think it can be ok sometimes, in this case i do not think the very serious navy business suit, paired with the decidedly chillaxed suede tassel loafers, was a good combination.
Or walk around Soho in NYC on a Saturday.
Lots of new stuff for me today.
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