I have a formal event that I may be attending at the end of this week, and getting dressed is usually a very easy process since I pretty much stick to the basics. That was at least until I was going through my wardrobe and realized that I apparently left my bow tie home (several thousand miles away) on my last trip back. The campus mail service here is too slow for me to order something online or have my current one sent from home, the local store options are very mediocre, and honestly, as a student I just don't have $40-50 to spend on a minor accessory I'd only use once anyway. I do have a black grenadine long tie that might be a decent substitute. It's a college event, so I'm sure I could get away with it, though I figured I'd post here and see what the consensus is on the viability of that look. For the record, my tuxedo is a double breasted one and my usual formal shirt choice is a basic white, spread-collar shirt with no studs.