Wednesday, April 15, 2009
With warm weather approaching it's a good time to remind ourselves that every well-dressed man's wardrobe ought to include at least one patterned bow tie.
The keys to bow ties is that they should be hand tied and appear unexpectedly. Wear them every day and a man looks like he's channeling George Will. Wear them not at all and miss an opportunity, for they spice up a cocktail party or gallery opening. Wear them pre-tied and the entire point is lost.
Personally, I like to pair bow ties with a blazer as that has become my less-than-black-tie evening garb, but they work equally well with suits from seersucker to flannel (two button jackets are the weakest choice as they display too much shirt). Witness the young man in the photo.