Posted by menstyleqa on Mar 19, 2012 in Jewelery & Accessories, Men's Clothing | 4 comments
What about non-formalwear bow ties? Where and how to wear them? When are they inappropriate?
Theoretically, a non-formal (i.e., not black tie) bow tie fills the same function and role as a “normal” necktie. Anywhere it’s appropriate to wear the one, it’s appropriate to wear the other.
That said, it’s worth keeping in mind that the bow tie is going to seem more unusual to most modern men. A regular necktie might be more appropriate at functions where you’re not supposed to be drawing attention (support staff at a speech or a meeting, for example), or anywhere particularly somber or official (like a funeral or dedication service).
For normal day-to-day business bow ties can be worn in the same colors, patterns, and varieties as normal neckties. Don’t be shy about it!
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For men considering bow ties in formalwear (not daily business or casual wear), please check out our video on Real Men Real Style:
Black Bow Ties or a Black Necktie – Which Tie Style When Wearing a Tuxedo?
Antonio discusses rules on bow ties over at Real Men Real Style Youtube channel Black Tie Bow Tie Rules – Understand How To Bend and Break Style Rules – Male Fashion Tips http://youtu.be/IC6GUC7uzXE
I hope this helps!
In addition to my previous answer above, here’s a link to a forum – Real Men Real Style – Wardrobe Building for the Professional Man via LinkedIn that talks about the use of a bow tie for non-formal situations. http://www.linkedin.com/groups/I-have-been-contemplating-wearing-4063499.S.76577938
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