Which shape & fabric should a groom choose for his bow tie?
If you are reading this you're probably feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of choosing, let alone tying your own bow tie. These days the choice of tie is all about individuality - let your personality and style of the wedding shine through. That said, however, we thought to ask the experts from Ties.com to share their thoughts and help to point us in the right direction.
"Confidence and sophistication -- a man in a bow tie radiates both. Unless of course he has chosen the wrong bow tie or worn a bow tie with the wrong ensemble. In that case, the bow tie renders his entire costume pagliaccio.
Such mistakes are avoidable, however, and the proposition a bow tie makes to a man is a simple one: Are you going for Bond, James Bond or Laugh, clown, laugh?"
The Diamond Point
Silk/ Satin & Pre-tied
"The diamond tip bow tie has pointed ends, and when tied is delightfully asymmetrical. It is one of our favorite styles."
We think this is perfect for a summer garden wedding, the diamond point brings in some young & fun vibes.
Photographer Jen Huang / Location California
Silk/ Satin & Self-tied
"The modern butterfly, also known as the thistle shape, is the style of bow tie with which most people are familiar. This butterfly is appropriate for virtually every occasion and is perhaps the best style to acquire first if you are beginning to experiment with bow ties. We believe that every man's tie collection should have at least one butterfly bow tie."
The Big Butterfly
Silk/Satin & Self-tie
Matches with a formal tuxedo for a luxury destination wedding in the Maldives
"The big butterfly is larger and has a more relaxed silhouette than the butterfly. It is sometimes worn with formalwear and is perhaps best-suited to fancy-dress occasions. The style is very appropriate for larger and/or taller men. Absent a suitable context, or on a smaller man, the big butterfly can look comic. It is a grandiose tie, and should, therefore, be worn grandly."
Grenadine Bow Tie
It is definitely something unique and stylish the unique fabric paired with a large butterfly bow tie makes this a stand out accessory.
Silk/Satin & Pre-tied
"The batwing shape, also known as a straight or slim bow tie, is the smallest in height. Untied, this style looks like a long rectangle strip with flat ends. Batwing bow ties are typically less than two inches in width. Tied well, they provide a clean, symmetrical look. Some regard it as less formal than the butterfly, but it is a classic shape and remains acceptable for black tie events. Be sure not to tie it too long, or it will look like you are wearing a propeller."
Courtesy of Ties.com
The original article was written by Jennifer Song for Ties.com