Wearing a bow tie makes any casual look something special

Thinking to bow ties,  probably one of the first combinations coming to our mind is a totally elegant style for wedding or gala dinners; yet the range of use of these accessories goes far beyond this one! In particular, the bow ties are perfect complements for casual outfits, because they are able to give style without remove thant young and sporty touch.
Discover how to create the best combinations!

Never before as in the recent years, bow ties are accessories valued and viewed with interest by young people, even if, often, the desire to wear them is in contrast with ” technical ” knowledge bond to such an important accessory.

Ragazzo con papillon, bretelle e cappelloHow to wear bow-ties and how to create a successful matches with the rest of the outfit ? Of course there are no problems by wearing tuxedos:  bow ties are its natural complement. On the contrary, combinations with casual outifits give, sometimes, some difficulty. Let’s make things clearer!

First , take into consideration that not only in the most formal moments bow ties give the best of themselves. That kind of accessory is present also in everyday life when combined with shirts , jeans, jackets, velvet or corduroy pants: the important thing is the harmony of the sets. If you have some doubts about it, better to ask for the opinion of another person, preferably female.

The second important matter about bow ties is size : it has to suit our shape and our volume. The size always counts : bow-ties should be chosen and knotted to be more or less large in accordance to our physical constitution.

A monochrome model of bow ties is easy to match with the rest of the outfit , whatever the style. Things are different, as far as patterned models are concerned. In that case, is good to avoid creating too many overlapping of designs and geometries. The ideal is wearring a plain shirt or jacket, perhaps combining them with a pair of coordinated suspenders.

As far as the appearance of the bow tie is concerned, keep in mind that generally satin models ( their light is comparable to the one of elegant silk ties) tend to be more suitable for formal occasions. If you want t to display  these accessories with a sportier look, it is better choose something more “opaque”.
Colours are important to draw a fairly clear line between elegance and sporty outfit.  White and blacks models should be  reserved for special occasions, and select happier colours for your everyday life.

Is now simpler and clearer for you how match bow ties and casual wear?
At this point there will have to choose the models most suitable with your personal style : check out Andrew’s Ties e-shop, in “Bow Tie & Ascot ” section to be inspired by high quality Italian manufacturing models.

Bow tie red with pied de poule-pattern

Bow tie red with pied de poule-pattern

Young electric blue/pink

Young electric blue/pink

Bow tie deep purple

Bow tie deep purple