MEN’S TIES / BOWS

There were times when men wore only men’s ties and forgot that you can actually wear something else than a tie and yet remain stylish. However, the world of fashion develops and yet it is not that rare that it goes back to its roots. Eventually, the bow tie for men became a huge hit. It is the real queen and a necessary element of every stylish man wardrobe.

Flower-shaped pin od Lanvin Flower-shaped pin od Lanvin quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Lanvin

Flower-shaped pin

Tie & pocket square kit od Lanvin Tie & pocket square kit od Lanvin quick-view

Lanvin

Tie & pocket square kit

Striped tie od MSGM Striped tie od MSGM quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

MSGM

Striped tie

Tie with a lurex finish od Saint Laurent Tie with a lurex finish od Saint Laurent quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Saint Laurent

Tie with a lurex finish

Tie with 'web' stripes pattern od Gucci Tie with 'web' stripes pattern od Gucci quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Gucci

Tie with 'WEB' stripes pattern

Tie with 'web' stripes pattern od Gucci Tie with 'web' stripes pattern od Gucci quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Gucci

Tie with 'WEB' stripes pattern

Tie with a tiger head motif od Gucci Tie with a tiger head motif od Gucci quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Gucci

Tie with a tiger head motif

Tie with a 'gucci game' motif od Gucci Tie with a 'gucci game' motif od Gucci quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Gucci

Tie with a 'GUCCI GAME' motif

Tie with a 'gucci game' motif od Gucci Tie with a 'gucci game' motif od Gucci quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Gucci

Tie with a 'GUCCI GAME' motif

Tie with a snake motif od Gucci Tie with a snake motif od Gucci quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Gucci

Tie with a snake motif

Tie with a logo pattern od Gucci Tie with a logo pattern od Gucci quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Gucci

Tie with a logo pattern

Embroidered lettering tie od Dsquared2 Embroidered lettering tie od Dsquared2 quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Dsquared2

Embroidered lettering tie

Silk bow-tie od Gucci Silk bow-tie od Gucci quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Gucci

Silk bow-tie

Narrow tie od Saint Laurent Narrow tie od Saint Laurent quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Saint Laurent

Narrow tie

Polka dot tie od Paul Smith Polka dot tie od Paul Smith quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Paul Smith

Polka dot tie

Embroidered tie od Paul Smith Embroidered tie od Paul Smith quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Paul Smith

Embroidered tie

Silk tie od Paul Smith Silk tie od Paul Smith quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Paul Smith

Silk tie

Pocket square with logo od Givenchy Pocket square with logo od Givenchy quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Givenchy

Pocket square with logo

Pocket square with an embroidered logo od Gucci Pocket square with an embroidered logo od Gucci quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Gucci

Pocket square with an embroidered logo

Silk bow tie od Salvatore Ferragamo Silk bow tie od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Salvatore Ferragamo

Silk bow tie

Paisley pocket square od Etro Paisley pocket square od Etro quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Etro

Paisley pocket square

Paisley pocket square od Etro Paisley pocket square od Etro quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Etro

Paisley pocket square

Paisley pocket square od Etro Paisley pocket square od Etro quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Etro

Paisley pocket square

Pocket square with logo od Paul Smith Pocket square with logo od Paul Smith quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Paul Smith

Pocket square with logo

Pocket square with logo od Paul Smith Pocket square with logo od Paul Smith quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Paul Smith

Pocket square with logo

Patterned tie od Salvatore Ferragamo Patterned tie od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Salvatore Ferragamo

Patterned tie

Patterned tie od Salvatore Ferragamo Patterned tie od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Salvatore Ferragamo

Patterned tie

Patterned tie od Salvatore Ferragamo Patterned tie od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Salvatore Ferragamo

Patterned tie

Patterned tie od Salvatore Ferragamo Patterned tie od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Salvatore Ferragamo

Patterned tie

Patterned tie od Salvatore Ferragamo Patterned tie od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Salvatore Ferragamo

Patterned tie

Patterned tie od Salvatore Ferragamo Patterned tie od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Salvatore Ferragamo

Patterned tie

Patterned tie od Salvatore Ferragamo Patterned tie od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Salvatore Ferragamo

Patterned tie

Floral motif tie od Etro Floral motif tie od Etro quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Etro

Floral motif tie

Paisley tie od Etro Paisley tie od Etro quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Etro

Paisley tie

Patterned tie od Etro Patterned tie od Etro quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Etro

Patterned tie

Tie with logo od Givenchy Tie with logo od Givenchy quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Givenchy

Tie with logo

Embroidered tie od Alexander McQueen Embroidered tie od Alexander McQueen quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Alexander McQueen

Embroidered tie

Embroidered bow tie od Alexander McQueen Embroidered bow tie od Alexander McQueen quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Alexander McQueen

Embroidered bow tie

Embroidered bow tie od Alexander McQueen Embroidered bow tie od Alexander McQueen quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Alexander McQueen

Embroidered bow tie

Embroidered tie od Alexander McQueen Embroidered tie od Alexander McQueen quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Alexander McQueen

Embroidered tie

It is time for bow ties again!

A comeback of fashion for bow ties

Bow ties are not at all a modern invention, as it might seem. Their history goes back to 17th century. It is said that the first ones to wear bow ties were Croatian merchants who inspired the French to introduce men`s bow ties into European salons.

At first, this element of menswear was of a bigger size than its contemporary version. Over the years, the size of bow ties started to shrink and at the end of 19th century it reached two forms: so called “bat” with low wings and straight finish line at both sides and, the much more popular “butterfly” with high wings and rounded ends. A bit later, a so called “diamond” with short ends on both sides was also popularized. The latter model is considered to be less formal and can be worn with more casual outfits.

Bow tie or fashionable tie? What was first?

Disputes over bow ties and elegant men’s ties (and which one was first) have been present for long. Unfortunately, it is impossible to determine for certain, which one came first. It is certain however, that both accessories inspire one another and are worn by men interchangeably.

How to wear a bow tie?

Of course, bow ties for men are usually matched with chic tuxedos and men's suits. They add seriousness and emphasize the style and elegance. Usually, combined with white shirts. Movie stars are also very fond of bow ties i.e.: Roger Moore as James Bond.

However, lately men boldly wear bow ties with less formal outfits. It turns out that this accessory perfectly fits such casual elements of clothing as a vest or a sweater. One must keep in mind that a V-neck sweater with a deeper cut will go best with a bow tie. Only then the bow tie is exposed, and the whole look is attractive.

Self-tie

Although, the market offers a pre-tied bow ties on a band they are considered inelegant and just tacky. Bow ties that are tied by hand are most valued.

Tying bow ties, just like knotting men’s designer ties, is an art, which is not always easy. It requires skills and experience, but it is something that can be learned.

On the web you can find a number of photos and instructional videos to help you tie the perfect bow.  It is very important! Fashion experts can tell an elegant man by the quality of the knot! So practice in front of the mirror at least several times. Be careful not to "tire" the material or it will look disheveled and unsightly.

Where to find the bow ties for men?

Bow ties are now very popular, so it is easy to find them in stores and on the Internet. Remember to pay attention to the quality of the material and finishing ornaments. Thus, choose bow ties from trusted locations such as Vitkac.com It offers a wide range of models, including knitted, printed, silk and classic bow ties. It is worth remembering to accessorize according to your personal preferences!