This past week, I have been on the hunt for the perfect bow tie for my husband. He requested the old-fashioned neckwear to wear to my brother’s upcoming rehearsal dinner. I’m not totally sure what caused the interest, but I am always on board with a new accessory, even for men. This quest got me thinking about geek chic, and I feel that bow ties are under-utilized in the modern man’s wardrobe. Bow ties are a lot like glasses, they make you look smarter! And, whether you are in your 20’s or your 60’s bow ties can be a great new accessory to experiment with. Afterall, the average long tie can become so mundane when it is your only “look.”
If you are just starting your bow tie collection, I suggest purchasing a couple of neutral bow ties (black, white, brown, etc.) and 1-2 statement pieces (think color and pattern). My favorite source for geek chic neckwear is through Etsy. In particular, I love the Nerds of a Feather shop. These bow ties are made right in the DFW area, and I love to buy local!
This is my favorite Nerds of a Feather bow tie:
So men, don’t be afraid to give a bow tie a try. My fashion prediction is that they are getting ready to make a serious comeback!