From the realm of menswear, there are only a few accessories that could be intimidating than the bow tie. And why not!? For many men, the bow tie instantly conjures up images of nutty professors. But there is no requirement to be afraid. Despite the stigma, there is in fact a time and place to wear this catchy accessory so that you are able to stand out while looking sharp.

A Wedding or Formal Event

In regards to things like the food and music, weddings can sometimes be somewhat hit or miss. The attire is frequently more formal, so you shouldn’t be afraid of looking too overdressed. Plus, you’re most likely to see others in the crowd wearing bow ties too. A foolproof plan for when you first try out the bow tie would be to use it to accessorize one of your favorite suits.


When you are already wearing whatever you enjoy and know you look good in, you will have even more confidence to experiment. When picking out a type of bow tie to wear, don’t be too fearful of colour to formal events. Pick a bow tie that draws your eye and performs off the colours of your shirt and suit. For black tie occasions, the strong black bow tie with a tuxedo will always be classic. However, color can also shake things up too and add some excitement into your ensemble.

On the Job

Whether or not you can put on a bow tie to work is clearly very dependent on your job. If you’re in your position for some time, you should be able to gage whether a bow tie will probably operate in your workplace. But be encouraged because if you take the chance, sporting a bow tie is the best way to stand out at a sea of dark suits and”normal” ties.

Job bow tie

But just to play it safe and make it appropriate for the workplace, maintain the bow tie a little more toned down when it comes to style. Decide on a navy or gray color that has a subtle stripe or grid pattern. Then later on you might feel good about branching out. If nothing else, you will have something to talk about at the water cooler.

On Date Night

Date Night bow tie

Whether you’re taking her to a wonderful dinner or being hauled into the theatre, girls love it if a guy can pull a bow tie. There is just something very”Jay Gatsby” about it which will keep her eyes on you all evening. If the events of the night out don’t require you to wear a suit, then a game jacket will look good with a bow tie and is sure to impress. It’s more dressed down, but still dapper.


What also makes night a fantastic time to try the bow tie is you can take the opportunity to experiment. This is the opportunity to go with the fun colors and trendy designs, as if that is your character then you wanna show off it!

At Church or Religious Service

Most church agencies are not really formal, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still wear an awesome bow tie. But to avoid looking over the top, instead of a coat, then pick out a nice v-neck or button-up sweater, then throw it on a shirt, then wear your bow tie for a complete look that’s easy and suitable.

Religious Service bow tie

Still a bit nervous? Throughout the entire year, there’ll probably be dressier services on holidays like Easter or Christmas that might make you feel more comfortable when trying this out.

Now you know when and where to wear a bow tie, then pick one up in a pattern and color that you really love and then go forth and be brave! All things considered, the best accessory any man can wear is a little assurance.

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