At Wits & Beaux, we believe that the bow tie is the best choice for men’s neckwear. They’re versatile, as colorful as you want, and help you stand out from the crowd of necktie-wearing, half-Windsor tying, businessmen. For some reason, this opinion is not shared by as many people as we would like. To remedy this, we’re taking on seven myths about the bow tie and debunking them once and for all!
Myth #1: Bow ties are only worn by magicians, clowns, and other entertainment artists.
While we can’t deny that magicians have dapper taste when it comes to old-school fashion choices, the bow tie is a versatile fashion choice for just about everyone. Wearing one only shows that you have superior taste in fashion and shouldn’t suggest that you belong to the proud and elite group of stage magicians.
Myth #2: Bow ties are outdated.
On the contrary! Bow ties are timeless accessories perfect for dressing up a casual outfit or dressing down your favorite vest. Remember, it all comes down to the print and fabric you choose. Not all bow ties are plain black silk! Some have fun and vibrant patterns designed to add a certain flair to your wardrobe. With constantly updated patterns and fabric choices, the bow tie is most certainly NOT outdated.
Myth #3: The only way to get a perfect knot is to buy it pre-tied
All ties are hard to tie at first. Remember struggling with your first simple knot when you were a child? Everyone struggles with it at first, but bow ties are really no more difficult than a straight necktie. After a few attempts, your bow tie will look perfect and you’ll look like a pro.
Myth #4: Bow ties are for black tie occasions only.
Again, we have to shake our heads at this one. While the bow tie is a favorite for many formal affairs, they’re far more versatile than that! At Wits & Beaux, you’ll find many color and pattern options sure to suit your sense of style. We pride ourselves on having eye-catching ties you want to wear time and time again, rather than selling plain, demure neckties that sit unused in your closet.
Myth #5: Bow ties are unsophisticated and reserved for nerds.
The tie is only as sophisticated as the person wearing it. While once the property of nerds across the country, the bow tie has grown up. The necktie has a reputation for being a slimming and sleek accent to any suit, but they often lack the same level of personality as a bow tie. If you’re the type of person who loves making a statement, go with a bright and bold pattern. If you’re looking to add a level of timeless sophistication, stick with darker tones that match your suit color. Remember, sophistication is in the eye of the beholder.
Don’t get stuck in the boring necktie rut! Update your wardrobe with a colorful and dapper bow tie from Wits & Beaux! Browse our selection and order yours today!