So far, the bow ties that we have posted have been for the day-to-day, but there is a time we have been neglecting. The bow tie has a serious home in the world of Black Tie. When one prepares to throw on his tux, he should know that this is when he’ll be looking his finest, so every choice is important. Sure, there are times for a simple black bow tie — with a slim shawl collar tux, for instance. But more and more we’ve been leaning to something a little more fun to go with our formalwear. In steps a bigger velvet or velour bow tie that will knock your simple-minded friends into yesteryear. Maybe we’ve been drinking a little too much from Tom Ford’s glass, but when it comes time to make your sartorial statement, reach for something that will wow them. We’ve given you a great piece by Armani Collezioni that will give you the exact look you’re going for. Sure, it may be pre-tied, but if you’re not a seasoned vet in the bow tie business, it’ll be tough to get that perfect knot you need on the big occasions.
If you’re ballsy enough, you can even try something like this with one of your normal suits. Here’s some inspiration via Tom Ford (above). You can get the Armani Collezioni Bow Tie for $140 at Neiman Marcus, but if you know what you’re doing, go into Tom Ford and get a big self-tie number.