Men's Bow Ties
Dating back to the 17th century and associated with the sartorially savvy from their inception, bow ties are nothing if not a statement item. Our extensive collection of men's bow ties cover everything from fancy dress and novelty bow ties through to styles suited for day to day wear and those designed for formal occasions.
Whether you only sport a bow tie at special events or wear them as part of your daily office style, we're sure to have what you're looking for. Traditionally it's best for a man to tie his own bow tie, but if you haven't quite mastered the technique why not try a pre tied or clip on design. Elasticated versions are better suited for novelty styles but are another option.
How to Wear a Bow Tie
One of the first considerations when buying a bow tie is what material is going to be most suitable. Styles in wool and silk are traditionally preferred for formal occasions, whereas cotton or linen lend themselves better to casual wear and have the added bonus of being a more cost effective choice. A high quality silk number is perfect for a wedding or black tie event.
If you're planning to add a bow tie to your office outfit there are a couple of simple rules to keep in mind to help you make the right selection. If you're wearing a plain shirt in a more neutral colour it looks great when your bow tie makes a bolder statement and features bright colour or even a pattern. Pairing a bow tie like this with a statement shirt however is often too much and a plain top is usually a better choice.
In winter why not try a bow tie coordinated with a v-neck jumper or sleeveless pullover. This looks great in creative work environments or even for a weekend lunch or evening out.
Statement bow ties are a brilliant conversation starter and are popular with confident men who want to make their style credentials obvious. No longer the preserve of quirky science teachers or eccentric uncles you'll find many men sporting bow ties in bright colours and all manner of patterns.
More and more men are becoming bow tie enthusiasts and choose fashionable designs that can be worn daily as an alternative to ties, which can be a little dull. All fans should watch out for August 28th, which is National Bow Tie Day and wear their bow ties with pride!