Functional Difference Between Neckties and Bow Ties

What are the functional differences between a tie and a bow tie?

The bow tie does not flap around, so it won’t get in the way or get caught in something (great when dealing with food, paint, etc.). A bow tie does not bisect the torso.

The necktie can be loosened without taking it off. The necktie covers the buttons on the front of a dress shirt. There are a variety of ways to tie a necktie.

Is there a practical reason for bisecting the torso? Is a bow tie or a necktie more flattering for certain body types? Are there other practical or functional differences between the two (when used as neckwear. I understand a necktie can serve as a belt or binding in an emergency).

Suspenders and dress shirt/ cardigan (maybe bowtie too) outfit

I got suspenders like 8 hours ago at some thrift shop (Unique in Paterson). The colors of it are that of the american flag, serious. It looks exactly like this (http://www.gemplers.com/product/162031/American-Flag-Suspenders-Clip-on). I have a blue, red, and black SOLID dress shirt. For non-solids, I have a black with like blue stripes and then a white with green stripes. Pant types I have are navy blue jeans and then gray and khaki colored khakis. The color of my bow and necktie are both black. The color of my shoes are blue(kinda like skating shoes), red (basketball hightops), and Sperry Top Sider moccasin boat shoes (brownish color).

Thank you in advance 🙂

Are floral neckties too casual to be worn by a young man?

I’m 18 years old and in a few weeks time I am going to attend a conference with my school. I went there last year and found that I was pretty well dressed compared to other participants. This year I thought i’d be a bit creative and just for one day I wear a floral necktie which I rarely wear. It has conservative colours (blue and red) but my main concern is that it would look ridiculous. Is it a good idea to wear one with a white dress shirt and if not in what occasions can a floral tie be worn?

When Is a Necktie Too Formal?

I always wear a tie whenever I wear a suit, but I’ve seen guys wearing matched suits (not just jackets) with open collars and sometimes even the shirt untucked. Am I doing something wrong? When should I be taking the tie off?