Let's celebrate the bow-tie! I Love bow-ties, with a capital 'L'. I try to wear them as often as possible. The bow-tie suits the elan living perfectly and wearing one you look more panache than ever. It simply perks up your outfit. The bow-tie is something you can wear all year long and not only during a special occasion. The big runway shows in the fashion capitals of the world - especially the ones in Milan and NYC - show you this: bow-ties are there to be worn. Every season.
Allesandro Garofalo | Style.com
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Yannis Vlamos | Style.com
Amanda De Simone | Style.com
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In the 17th century Croat mercenaries used scarves around their neck to hold the opening of their shirt together. The upper class from France soon adopted this habit and flourished around town. France, as a leader in fashion, showed everybody how 'chique' a bow-tie is. The bow-tie was born and developed to the one it is nowadays.
Every now and then a woman got to go in the back of that closet and pull out that freakum dress. Well, men out there, a good suit is the male version of that freakum dress and there is nothing better than to combine that suit with a bow-tie. A bow-tie is like the heels under a freakum dress. It is that crispy layer topping your crème brûlée.
Not in the mood for a suit? Simply add your bow-tie to a casual outfit like I often do. Take a look at my bow-tie wearings.
Wearing a bow-tie is a way of expressing an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think. Just do what you have to do. Don't let anybody tell you you can't. One of the greatest pleasures in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
And now work that bow-tie!