Make a Statement with a Bow Tie
Bow Tie, Step by Step
Fashion Neckwear for the Confident Individual
Men's ties have undergone style changes through the decades. Long ties go from skinny to fat to skinny again. Bow ties go in and out of favor as well.
The bow tie is seen today as a mark of individuality. It is worn by men who are willing to stand out from the crowd by wearing something other than a long necktie. Men should keep in mind the business culture of particular companies, since the most conservative firms may see a bow tie as eccentric, nonconformist, or perhaps even a bit wild. If that is a message you are willing to convey, go for it!
Here you will find inspirational men who wear/wore bow ties and sources for finding the most stylish ties to wear.
This photo shows one way to tie a bow tie. For more detailed instruction, see the video below.
Photo credit: By: Chris 73 derivative work: M.moriconi (HowToTieBowtie_VersionA.png)
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Influential Men in Bow Ties - All Professions are Represented
The bow tie has been favored by a number of well-known men in fields as diverse as politics, academia, journalism, and comedy. The man who chooses a bow tie is in good company.
- Politics and Government Service: Sir Winston Churchill; late U.S. Senator Paul Simon; C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General of the U.S.
- Education and Religion: Daniel J. Boorstin, former Librarian of Congress; Bill "The Science Guy" Nye; Rev. Louis Farrakhan.
- Journalism: Charles Osgood; George Will; Tucker Carlson.
- Entertainment: Charlie Chaplin; Jerry Lewis; Fred Astaire.
A Bow Tie Memory
My fifth grade teacher, Mr. S, was my first male teacher in the 1973-74 academic year. At that time, men's ties were big and bold. Some wore extra-wide four-in-hand ties, but Mr. S usually wore a big bow tie. I suppose I have a slight fondness for bow ties because Mr. S. was a good teacher.
Besides teaching math to all the fifth and sixth grade students at my school, Mr. S shared his love for reading. It was he who gave me a copy of "The Hobbit." How can one ever properly thank the person who introduces them to J.R.R. Tolkien?
Here's to all the men who wear bow ties and give their best at whatever their profession!
Make a Bow Tie with a Free Pattern - Sew, Knit, or Crochet
- Knit a Bow Tie
Free pattern for easy knitting. Make several in different colors.
- Crochet a Bow Tie
A pattern for those who love to crochet.
- Sew a Bow Tie
Free sewing pattern. Make a matching pocket square with leftover fabric.
- How to Make a Bow Tie: 7 Steps - wikiHow
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Where to Buy Bow Ties - Pre-tied or Ready to Tie
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While styles such as the cravat and ascot are seen as old-fashioned or stuffy or eccentric today, the bow tie has endured. Like the long, four-in-hand necktie, the bow tie is available in a broad selection of menswear prints, novelty prints and solid colors. Wear a bow tie any place you might wear a long necktie.