Bowties have gone from being an accessory in sartorial history to a conversation starter giving us more than enough reasons to wear it every day and not just reserve them for black tie events. And it is a fact that bow ties make men look more approachable. A fact we love to believe. Given the splendor and a dash of reliability it adds to the wearer’s personality, we are determined to make #365DaysOfBowtie a thing this year. Here’s a low down on how to pull off this classic neckwear every day without breaking a sweat.
Prints & Patterns:
Stick to the general thumb rule here: the bolder the tie, the milder the shirt. Don’t hesitate to pair a print with a print. If you’ve a patterned shirt, wear it with a patterned (albeit a different one) bowtie.
For The Dapper Look:
It’s not necessary to wear a jacket with a bowtie. Although, there’s a little trick here. If you want to wear a bowtie with your favorite half-sleeved shirt, pair it with a collarless coat and avoid looking like Urkel.
For The Classic Man:
But if you’re going for a full sleeved shirt, roll up those sleeves and wear that bowtie with all grandeur. Extra points if you go for a denim shirt.
Million Dollar Man:
Think beyond the usual cotton and satin bowties. Go for a wooden or even a leather bowtie to add that extra zing to your outfit.
Working Class Hero:
Bowties do have a knack to make your outfit look very formal. However, accessories the right way and you can change that academic image instantly. Go for a suave leather messenger bag or a tan weaved laptop bag to achieve a semi-formal look.
Who said you cannot wear a bowtie with T-shirts? Loosen up that bowtie and pair it with your favorite T-shirt jeans duo. Add a jacket and disheveled hair to that mix and you will look like you stepped right out of a fashion magazine!