Is it odd that the part of this that most bothers me is the pre-tied bow tie?
Congratulations to Tim Lincecum and the WORLD CHAMPION SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS!
The World Series has, for me, turned into a fashion show with only one star: San Francisco Giants Managing General Partner Bill Neukom. The orange-and-black bow ties are spectacular. Would I wear a big square, a bow tie and a boutonniere at once? No. But also I don’t own the worlds #1 baseball club.
(Thanks for the photo, Daniel)
Q and Answer: Can I Wear a Bow Tie to a Wedding?
Maria asks: I will be attending a wedding fairly soon and was thinking of wearing a bow-tie instead of a tie, and was wondering if it might be too over the top for the occasion.
The answer is yes: it might be too over the top for the occasion. If you are the kind of guy who wears bow ties, and the rest of your outfit (and your tie) are reasonably sedate, then it’s fine. If you’re doing it to make a splash, a wedding isn’t really the time or place. There are other parties that aren’t about celebrating other people who you ostensibly care about; leave the splashes to those.
A super, super nice lady on the TV show I’ve been working on lately came up to me as I was waiting for a shot to start and went to adjust my tie. She said, “I don’t know that much about bow ties, but I know they’re not supposed to be crooked, right?”
On the contrary. If your bow tie isn’t crooked, you’re not tying it right. The best tie knots - the best bow tie knots, particularly - are expressive.
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I’m starting a bow tie making club.
All you need to join is a sewing machine and a desire to make bow ties.
First meeting starts after I go to the sewing store and buy some interfacing.
Delightful, especially the smoothness and luster of the tie against the tweed.
Agreed completely. Texture is such an important part of dressing, and so under-considered, perhaps because it’s hard to photograph for a fashion magazine. If you take a look at the Cary Grant photo we published yesterday, the colors are incredibly simple - it’s the textures that are doing the work.
photo via StyleForum
I bought an old (I’d guess 60s) Brooks herringbone like this one at the thrift in February or March. Got in a few wears before it got hot here in LA. If it ever cools down again, this’ll be me all winter.