Nothing more creates a sense of sophistication about a man, than a bow tie. A bow tie can be easily worn with a suit or a shirt depending on the occasion that one is wearing the tie to.
A simple black bow tie is perfect for a black-tie affair. When a tuxedo-clad gentleman enters a room, it is the black bow shape framed against a crisp, white shirt that immediately sets his attire apart from a simple dark suit. Think, James Bond – the sharply dressed man we know.
But, don’t restrict the use of a bow tie to only that. Today, bow ties are available in a variety of colors and patterns, which can be worn for more semi-formal occasions if a match with the right shirt and trouser. For example, one could easily team a paisley bow tie with a solid shirt and trouser.
A bow tie surely adds character, charm, and sophistication to any man who wears it.
There are two types of bow ties: self-tie and pre-tie.
As the name suggests a pre-tie bow tie is pre-tied and works pretty much the same as a clip-on tie. A self-tie bow tie, on the other hand, needs to be tied. For those of you who would prefer to tie your own tie, a step-by-step guide is given below: