Bowties come in so many different shapes and sizes. With seemingly endless designs, patterns, textures, etc. it can be difficult to determine which varieties of bowties to own. If you’re having trouble figuring out where to start, or simply want to audit your current wardrobe, I’ve provided a list below for 8 essential bowties that every man should own.
Paisley is a classic pattern, and it goes with virtually any ensemble. The Jay Austin Atlantis Bowtie is a great example.
Best known for preppy outfits or regiment, the striped bow tie should be a part of any collection. Best to do some research on color combinations prior to purchasing, if symbols are an important factor to you.
Floral patterns are perfect for spring, sure, but more so the pattern is a tacit statement of confidence and comfortability.
We all know the red tie as the “power tie.” Some reference the psychological image of authority that it gives the wearer, but I call it a power tie because red is just one of those colors in menswear that will go with any darker color suit. Charcoal, navy, green, black… you name it. It is a power tie because it goes with literally everything.
Micro patterns are fun, and integrate well when you start to build on multi-patterned ensembles. When it comes to micro-patterns, go with printed rather that woven. Every man has facial hair, and woven micro patterns run a higher risk of snagging the bow tie, creating frays.
This bow tie pattern was worn by many notable historical figures such Winston Churchill. The polka dot pattern lends itself to being a great choice for casual looks. Wear it with a sports coat or tweed coats.
Tying it All Together
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