Bowties are cool. From Winston Churchill to the Cat in the Hat and Fred Astaire to the Doctor (Who), bowties have adorned the neck of world leaders, movie stars, and important men throughout history. Here are 5 ways to join their illustrious ranks.
#1 The Formal
Black tie derives its name from this particular neckwear item. If you answered, “What is the black silk grosgrain bowtie?” You’d be corrected, and you should also probably chill on the Jeopardy for a few weeks.
David Donahue ($55)
Release the houndstooth! This classic winter pattern adds intrigue to a regular bowtie without being too flashy. Plus it’ll look great when you let it hand untied at the end of a long frosty night.
The Tie Bar ($15.99)
#3 The Professor
Forget your boring professor; think Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Now that’s a professor worth looking up to. He didn’t wear a bow tie (because he spend most of the time running from Nazis), but if he had this would be it.
The Tie Bar ($25)
#4 But That Boat Ride Though
Summertime brings ample opportunity for showing off your nautical style. If you’re going to a boat party this year, or just want to flash a bit of sartorial knowhow, try this one on for size. Plus it’s reversible if you get bored halfway through the night.
Countess Mara ($45)
#5 The First Date
Subtle but the dots add a bit of fun. This will pair perfectly with an unstructured sportcoat and a good pair of jeans. Put together, but still your own man.
Original Penguin ($25)
Remember bowties are all about expressing yourself and standing out from the crowd in a good way because..well, bowties are cool.