Winston Churchill and his bow tie: inseparable mates!
Winston Churchill was one of the most famous characters of all time to wear the bow tie.
The British Prime Minister and charismatic politician was ” the lion that roared when the British Empire needed it most .” The choice of such an accessory, so mild -looking , seems to clash with the idea of strength and resolve of the British statesman, and yet the two were inseparable.
That’s the lesson of style that we can draw from him.
British army officer, war correspondent, statesman and Prime Minister, but also historian, artist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature: Sir Winston Churchill was a well-rounded character that in his adventurous life seems not to have never failed anything. Certainly one thing that never failed in his wardrobe were dark bow-ties with white dots, distinctive elements of his way of dressing as a young man.
Lord Randolph Churchill, father of Winston, normally used bow-ties with dots.
Their relationship was distant and, for this reason, Winston as a young man began to wear accessories like bow-ties just to get his attention and to make him happy. So we discover that the great English Prime Minister, despite his gruff appearance, had a soft heart to the point of considering a the bow tie as a sort of tribute in honor of his father.
That habit remained with him all his life, like the undeniable cigar on his mouth.
Although perhaps Churchill may seem distant from us, both chronologically and culturally, there still is an important” style lesson ” that we can learn from him: bow ties are not accessories against all ideas of masculinity, indeed. If worn in accordance with the rest of the outfit, they have the ability to give charisma and originality.
Give a look at the many bow ties models on our Andrew ‘s Ties e-shop, both in fantasy or monochrome and get inspired for your next ” strategies ” in terms of clothing!