- May 17, 2016
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- by The Dealer
Bow Ties are cool
As a famous character would say "Bow Ties are cool". Bow ties have been around for ages. Since the 17th century to be exact. These men's accessories are well known for formal occasions. What isn't so well-known, though, is the types of bow ties. Many people think of your standard bow tie as the only type of bow tie. Really, there are 5 different shapes. Let's see what there is to know about Bow Ties, and how you can make the best of of it.
Self tied vs Pre tied vs Clipped
In terms of tying, there are 3 types of Bow Ties, and honestly it would be deemed as cheap to a bow tie connoisseur to have a pre-tied Tie, but when it comes to bow ties it actually does not make a lot of difference. It's mainly about convenience and your own tying skills. It's all about testing the waters and seeing what works for you and your style.
Self Tied Bow Tie
Some people call them "freestyle" this is the genuine Bow Tie, the one that you have to learn how to tie by yourself. Why would you go through the hassle? Because they look better and more natural, and truth is that it is not that difficult to learn how to tie them. The best perk, is that you can untie it at the end of the night and live it hanging, and this actually looks uber cool. Wearing one of these bad boys , whether tied or untied will instantly give you more self-pride and will also show everyone else how skilled you are! These bow ties are more importantly for more formal attire as wearing a pre-tied bow-tie will instantly cheapen the look of your whole outfit and will really take away from the look you are trying to achieve.
Pre Tied Bow Tie
You can really get away with a pre tied bow tie, only die hard bow tie orthodox will be able to tell the difference. The knot is sewn and you just have to clip the string around your collar. The great thing about them, is that you can put them on in a question of seconds and they are perfect for men that wait last minute to get ready and are in a rush. Pre tied bow ties are better for more semi-formal or casual attire. This is the times where you can begin to experiment with different textures, colors and patterns.
Clipped Bow Tie
There is only two reasons why you would want to use a Clipped bow tie: either you are claustrophobic or you are 8 years old, so if you don't belong to any of these 2 categories please use the self tied or the pre tied bow tie. Clipped Bow ties consist of a clip that you fit in your collar, but the issue is that they really look fake, so please avoid them. Enough said.
How to tie a bow tie Knot
Whereas ties that can be tied in a multitude of tie knots; there is more than 30 different knots and people are still coming with new creative knots. There is actually only one way to tie your bow tie, an it applies to all types of bow ties.
We have prepared for you a beautiful infographics showing you the step by step of how to easily tie a bow tie knot. Click on the following link to have the full descriptions of the Bow tie Knot.