I happen to be terribly in love with a man in a bow tie, and that was before Chuck Bass started wearing them in all his suave, cadness in GG. Hard to believe, I know (he does make them effortlessly sexy and amazing), but it's true. There is something so fabulous about a man wearing a bow tie; very self assured and very cool. Especially a straight man wearing one. Any gay man can pull off a bow tie, but not every straight man can be confident enough to do so. As my friend, Gemma, pointed out - a man in a bow tie is so Burberry, and who doesn't love a Burberry man?
My fabulous fiance, Lewis, looks terrific in a bow tie. He has the perfect amount of preppy and debonair to make it look like he was born in a bow tie (funniest image ever!). I love that I am going to marry man who can wear one; seriously. Was definitely on the "non-negotiables" list for my future husband!
|Lewis rocking a classic black bow tie.|
Wear a plaid bow tie with a striped or checked dress shirt for instant funk, or go classic like Lewis and roll up the sleeves of your simple dress shirt, add a one tone tie and ooze style. A fun pattern is also definitely a winner. Hair does have to be side parted though - if you do a bow tie your grooming needs to be very simplistic and male. Very in love.
The main components of wearing and pulling off a bow tie? Don't think too much about it, don't be self conscious when wearing them and do wear them for any occasion! Trust me.
|Alexander McQueen Plaid Bow Tie|
|General Pants and Co. Blue Check Bow Tie|
|One of my favourites - Topman Floral Bow Tie|