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    Accessorize Your Suit

    Accessorize Your Suit

    When you’re heading to a wedding, finding the right thing to wear is always a priority. Unless you’re one of the groomsmen, you probably won’t have someone telling you precisely what to wear and coming up with an outfit that looks both trendy and dapper can be a challenge, even for the most fashion-forward of us. We wanted to help. Here are a few tips to help you look great at your next big occasion.

    Stick with What You Know

    Sure, you could go out and buy a new suit with a fancy cut that you’ve never worn before, but you don’t have to. If you have a nice suit hiding in the back of your closet and it fits, wear it! You’ll be more comfortable wearing something you know you look good in and that’s half the battle. After all, confidence is key in establishing a trendy style.

    Neckwear Matters

    We know — as bow tie aficionados, we don’t have to tell you how awesome you’ll look in one of our dapper bow ties. If you’re on our site, you already know that they’re far superior to the straight necktie. However, you should always look for a tie that will fit both the suit’s style and show of a bit of our character. Look for a tie that has complementary colors to go with your suit and your shirt. Rather than sticking with a solid color, branch out and choose a patterned tie. You’ll show off your creative side while looking classy. If it’s cold out, don’t be afraid to wear a scarf. The same rules apply; look for a scarf that has a similar color scheme to your bow tie. While you’ll take it off as soon as you’re inside, you’ll still want to look awesome as you walk in.

    Don’t Neglect Your Feet

    Break out of the ordinary when it comes to your socks. Sure, plain black or navy are classy options, but why not show some flair when you’re sitting down? Wits and Beaux has a wide selection of dress socks for men, so we’re sure you’ll find the perfect pair in time for that wedding. Best of all, like our ties, our socks are colorful and trendy. You’ll be able to show off your creative side when your cuffs lift up.

    Stay Classy with Your Shoe Choice

    While we’re huge advocates of showing off your personality when it comes to your neckwear, you can’t go wrong being a bit conservative with your shoes. A solid black or brown oxford is the perfect way to complete your outfit and tie your look together. Sure, there are statement shoes out there, but with fashion, you really can have too much of a good thing in one package. Don’t worry, no one will think you’re boring if you play down your footwear. Just make sure they’re polished leather and leave the hightops in your closet.

    Keep Track of Time

    Very few people actually remember to wear a watch to the wedding. Hey, if it’s a long ceremony, this can make it go a bit faster, but someone should have a watch on. Let that someone be you! Look for a watch with a nice leather band. The color leather should match your shoes and should have a similar polish. As the night wears on and people start wondering how late it is, you’ll be the most popular man there, excluding the groom, of course!

    The next time you’re looking for a high-quality bow tie to complete your outfit, stop by Wits & Beaux. We have a wide selection of patterned dapper bow ties sure to strike your fancy. Browse our collection and order today!

    Myths About Bow Ties

    Myths About Bow Ties

    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!

    When is a Bow Tie Appropriate?

    When is a Bow Tie Appropriate?

    When is a bow tie appropriate? It’s one of the most commonly asked questions we get here at Wits & Beaux. While deciding what counts as formalwear or casual attire can be tricky for many of us, we decided to put together a handy guide to help you make the choice easy.

    Formal Events

    When you think of a bow tie, it’s likely that you picture a full tuxedo or other formal suit. While black tie events often encourage attendees to don the classy matte black bow tie, they typically allow for just about any nice black tie. Generally speaking, a solid color tie is better for formal events, but you can get creative with textures. Remember, a bow tie will make you look classier than a straight necktie.

    Semi-formal Events

    Semi-formal events are the perfect occasion to play with patterns and colors on your tie. Stand out from the crowd and wear something eye-catching. While a straight necktie can hide in your vest or jacket, a bow tie will always make a statement and is always visible. At the end of the evening, you can even untie the bow tie and let the leaf drape over your chest. While no one will be impressed with an untied necktie, plenty of people will be impressed with the fact that you tied a bow tie yourself.

    Casual Events

    While bow ties have a reputation for being reserved for formal events, nothing could be further from the truth. Bow ties are the perfect way to accessorize a plain old button down, adding a touch of class and personality to your everyday outfits. With casual outfits, anything goes. Wear a tie with a bold pattern and match it with our boldly patterned dress socks! There are no rules as long as you feel sharp in your dapper bow tie. It’s all about confidence!

    Order your next bow tie from Wits & Beaux and jazz up your drab wardrobe. We offer free shipping on all orders with no minimum order size! Browse our selection today.

    History of the Wits and Beaux

    History of the Wits and Beaux

    Wits & Beaux is dedicated to providing you with the best and most stylish socks and bow ties, guaranteed to be a hit for every occasion. We believe there’s no such thing as looking too dapper, and a bow tie is the perfect way to say you care about your appearance. Our socks and ties focus on fresh, stylish designs while maintaining that classic elegance reserved for the elite members of society. In fact, that’s what inspired our name, Wits & Beaux.

    Who Were the Wits?

    The “wits” were the politicians, the poets, the scholars, and the orators of the Regency-Era in England. This time period was woefully short, ranging from 1811-1820, but the literature and political stances of the time still influence our society today.

    Who Were the Beaux?

    The “beaux” were the fashion-forward trendsetters   who strived to make a statement with their appearance. They were part of the younger generation of high-society English aristocracy and lived their lives in extravagance. While this often meant lavish parties, balls, and questionable behavior, their taste in fashion continues to make waves. Like the beaux, many  modern gentlemen are returning to the era of high fashion and embracing the world of refined style.

    Like the wits and beaux of the Regency era, we believe in an emphasis on style and lasting materials. We’re here to provide you with the finest dress socks and bow ties sure to make you stand out on your next trip to the theater or even your next day in the office. Take control of your style, become that dapper gentleman, and embrace the fashion of the wits and beaux! We know you won’t regret it!