Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Return of the Bow Tie

Ladies and gentlemen, the bow tie is back! Welcome back little friend, we`ve missed you.

Bow ties are showing up on the streets more and more, so if you`ve been thinking about trying one out, do it still hasn`t gone quite mainstream, so you still have time before it becomes "played out".

If you`re a beginner in the bow tie game, the trick is to keep it dark, with a simple pattern, and, most importantly, keep it in proportion. For example, if you are 6 foot 9 like my main man Ben "Bid Watch" N. then a super slim bow tie by the likes of Thom Browne or Band of Outsiders might make your head look too big. On the other hand, if you are 5 foot 5 like my man Chris "Dimple Daddy" C. then an oversized neckpiece might make you look smaller than you`d like.

As a matter of fact, proportion is key in everything, not just bow ties...I`m working on a post on the importance of proportions...coming soon.

Lastly, stay away from clip-ons. Learn to tie one yourself, there are plenty of helpful links on the internet. And in case you are wondering, no, not all of my friends have nicknames :)

Yours in Style, Style Blogger.


Anonymous said...

I think a bowtie is a timeless piece of menswear that can be applied to any era, regardless of trend. Fad or not, I think it is simply an alternative to a necktie that can be worn by anyone confident enough to pull it off.

WHayes said...

I've always wondered: what kind of shoes are those?