Bring Out The Bow Ties
Posted on 01 June 2016
There are certain elements of men’s style that have a kind of antiquated charm about them; shaving with a double-edged safety razor, appreciating a good old-fashioned shoe shine and, as we discuss the classic bow tie.
The bow tie originated from a centuries-old style of tie, known as “the stock”, which was a long strand of fabric wrapped around the wearer’s neck and tied at the ends. Over time, this evolved into the bow ties we know and love today. By the end of the 19th century, there were two distinct styles of bow-tie. First, was the butterfly bow tie, a somewhat antiquated style that was difficult to tie and difficult to produce, due to the fact that the thickness of the wearer’s collar affected the lengths and widths of fabric required. As a result of this the batwing bow tie was born, which used straighter ends, are easier to tie and easier to mass-produce.
Most men are scared they don't have the so called "look" to pull off a bow tie, but you'd be mistaken. Bow ties go with almost any outfit, check out the images below if you don't believe me.
Actor, Neil Patrick Harris, playing it safe with a subtle maroon bow tie along with the classic black and white tuxedo.
Actor and recording artist, Chris Brown, spicing up his casual apparel with a bright pink bow tie.
Oscar winning actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, thinking outside the box with a matching short and blazer pair topped off with a multi-patterned bow tie.
I hope you all feel inspired to take a step outside of your comfort zone and try something new with your fashion and sense of style!