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Sep 17, 2019
Bow Tie
As you guys know SuitApp logo is a Bow Tie or a Bow depending on the way you look at it. Let us tell you some interesting things about Bow Ties in this article.


The first mention of bow ties goes back to the 17th century. The Croat soldiers during the Prussian war of the 17th century used a scarf around the neck to hold together the opening of their shirts. Very soon upper classes in France started wearing this new style in necktie - they called it cravats, and cravats evolved in bow ties in the 18th and 19th centuries and became very fashionable among men.

In the beginning of the 19th century the bow tie was a vital component of a full attire. This changed in the 1900s when it became common among surgeons and men in the academic arena. Even though it became less fashionable following the end of the Second World War, it still makes up an essential part in men's formal wear in today's world.

And of course we should mention that a bow tie is not only male accessory any more. In the 1920s and 30s bow ties officially crossed gender lines into women's wear.

There are different types of bow ties:

This bow tie you have to manually tie yourselves. It is also known as the freestyle bow tie. Don't worry if it looks a little bit asymmetric, it will only give you more charm. It is always worn to formal events, like Black Tie and White Tie where men should wear tuxedos only and follow strict dress code rules. If you are visiting less formal event you can always experiment with prints and colours.
This bow tie is attached to the neck strap. So you need to regulate only the length of the strap to fit your neck. This is a lazy version of the self-tie, but it definitely looks more symmetric. You can wear it to casual events, use various colors and textures. Match it with cardigans, casual shirts or even sweaters!
It's a pre-tied bow with a metal clip on it that hooks it onto a shirt's collar. This is the best option for boys! Very easy to put on and off.

Classic bow tie styles


Just remember one thing: The best thing you can wear with your bow tie is confidence.