By continuing you agree to let us using cookies. We are using them to help make this website better. More details on cookies

Not yet registered? Create a OverBlog!

Create my blog

How to make a bow tie look good?

Bow ties are in style again, and whether you know how to tie a bow tie or not, you can join the ranks of stylish men everywhere. As James Bond has proved for decades now, men with confidence, strength, and charm can pull off the bow tie easily and here is how they do it.

Choosing a bow tie

Know your fabrics If you look closely at bow ties today, you will notice the standard silky, shiny ones are out and new fabrics are in. The coolest and most interesting bow ties are in textured fabrics such as flannels, hopsack, cotton, wools, and seersucker.
Wear it in the way you like Bow ties do not have to always be worn with a suit jacket or tuxedo. The easiest way to wear it in a personalised way is to ditch the formal jacket and grab some leather or just roll up your sleeves. Dressing down the bow tie is the newest and coolest way to wear it. Black leather jackets with a black leather tie scream coolness, whilst rolling up the sleeves of your dress shirt shows casual confidence. Keep it in sync
Bow ties attract attention but if you don’t want to make too much of a statement, learn to blend it with your outfit. If you are wearing a striped or plaid shirt, choose a bow tie pattern of the same colours. Don’t forego black Put the black back in a formal manner and stick with a simple slim black bow tie to dress up the tux or an open black dress jacket and pants. When it comes to formal events, stick to the basics but add a contemporary touch by choosing black ties in wool rather than silk or satin. Put the style back in bow tie
Today’s bow ties are not meant to be perfect. Gone are the days of the perfectly straight and tailored bow tie look. Nowadays, a little floppy and off kilter is the way to go, as long as the event is not formal.

Choosing the bow

It is perfectly acceptable to wear strap-on ties that hook in the back or even clip-on cool ones today. However, every man should know how to tie a bow tie if he is going to wear one. The Batwing is a cool-kid look, especially when opting for slim rather than wide ties. The Pointed is a traditional look, but with the right bow tie pattern, it produces a tie with attitude. The Hourglass is a classic look, but don’t go overboard or you’ll look like a stuffy professor.

Same category articles Men's fashion

Where to buy clubbing outfits

Where to buy clubbing outfits

With the summer in full swing, it's likely that you'll be hitting the dance floor either in one of the European party hot spots, or strutting your stuff in clubs near you. This article will give you the low down on club wear, and give you a few ideas about where to shop for that perfect Saturday night out ensemble.
T.K. Maxx: The facts

T.K. Maxx: The facts

TK Maxx aims to bring you labels for less. TK Maxx is well known for offering its shoppers top brand clothes, with at least 60% off of the original retailers price. The stock in store is fashionable, and in-season. You can also pick up classical pieces that will never go out of fashion, and the best thing about them is the price tag!
Where to buy Bench t-shirts

Where to buy Bench t-shirts

Bench is a popular brand of clothing offering men, women and children the very best in urban range clothes, including great quality, fashionable hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, jeans as well as shoes. If you are a fan of Bench t-shirts, learn where to get hold of the very best styles and designs at cheap prices. This article provides information on where to buy Bench t-shirts.
Buying designer menswear

Buying designer menswear

If you are looking to buy exclusive men’s labels for clothes, you should check out some of the leading designer stores for menswear both online and offline. It is not necessary to buy cheap labels when you can find affordable deals for high-end designer labels if you scan the marketplace well. Designer clothes help to define your personality and it is worth paying a little extra to achieve that.