Style FAQ: Can I wear a bow tie informally?

While the popularity of men wearing bow ties has been in rapid decline since the mid-20th century, this doesn’t mean we should exclude them from our modern-day repertoire.

faq-bow-tieBow ties: Lanvin, Paul Smith


Outside of the formal black-tie setting, bow ties can also be worn on smart casual or even informal occasions and will certainly make you stand out from the crowd. Modern bow tie variants are usually a little shorter and tighter in their dimensions. Preferably, you should tie it yourself (see our video) rather than opting for a clip-on version. In terms of combinations, bow ties look particularly good when matched with a denim shirt.


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