"My bowtie swagger is more along the lines of ‘Cordovan on my feet / Brooks Bros on my back." - Krister
As long as we’re posting fall outfits, here’s one on Nii Ayikwei from Atlanta. Nice to see someone who isn’t a little fashion twig in a bow tie looking fantastic. Great trench, too. I think the proportions of this outfit are really excellent.
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.
Join us at the Put This On Bow Tie Making Club.
Share resources, pictures, advice and patterns.
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.