But how do we know what type of tie to wear to what occasion
Bow tie or a tie?
When it comes to tying the knot, how do you choose between the two? We aren’t just referring to weddings but also to any event.
When we think of bow ties we think of tuxedos but these two are only put together for practical reasons as the tuxedo is a dinner suit and a necktie just isn’t practical for a sit-down meal.
Because of the bow tie`s association with formal events, it ultimately discourages men to wear them for everyday functions. This is a crying shame and should not be the case. Bow ties (paired with the appropriate suit) can easily be worn to a casual event. Just like ties, the bow tie comes in many different fabrics and colours giving you a multitude of choice.
Traditionally, ties are worn at weddings as they have long been considered the smarter of the two but a satin/silk navy or black bow tie will look the part also. Ties can be worn to interviews, networking events, first dates or any occasion which requires a smart dress code.
But as the world of fashion is ever changing with workwear becoming increasingly casual in recent years, it really is up to the individual whether they want to wear a tie or bow tie as both can be a smart option as well as a dressed down option.