Bowties for the Holidays: Everything You Need to Know

By |December 9th, 2015|

Ah, the bowtie.  How such a small little thing can cause so much confusion in so many men.  We’ve said it before and we will say it again: do not be afraid of wearing bowties.  Particularly during the holidays; they are a great way to add a special touch of style to your holiday attire.  By now, the invitations to countless holiday parties should be rolling in, and what better time to start wearing bowties than right now?  We’ve rounded up all the information you need to know about bowties, from the basics to how to style it.  Check out our holiday bowtie guide below.

THE BASICS

How to Tie a Bow Tie: the first thing you need to know about wearing a bowtie is, of course, how to tie one.  Don’t let this complicated looking diagram fool you.  Once you get the hang of it, it’s just as easy as tying a regular tie.  If this diagram doesn’t help you, we recommend you watch this video to get a better idea of how it’s done.

 

Different Bow Tie Styles: Depending on the look you’re going for, there are a number of different styles to choose from.  Make sure you select the right type of bowtie when purchasing, as these styles are all tied in the same way, it’s just the shape of the bowtie itself that is different.  A butterfly bowtie shape is considered the most formal, while a semi-butterfly follows in close second.  The straight-end and pointed styles are more suited for a smart casual look.

 

The Wing Collar: If you’re attending a truly black tie event, make sure you’ve got yourself a wing collar tuxedo shirt to wear with your black butterfly bowtie.  Finish off your […]