Whilst the appetite for formal dressing in menswear shows no sign of slacking, inevitably certain details start to look a bit tired. Thus it is with the bow tie. Whilst some can carry this off with aplomb (as the cover star of last month’s debut Buck magazine showed) for others it was never going to be easy. There’s something novelty about the bow tie that risks looking too try-hard.
For an alternative detail to finish off a festive party look try the textured tie. Whether knitted, in denim or even a chunky tweed this quiet trend draws attention to the material of both the tie and your shirt. Try mixing textures (denim shirt/tweed tie) for a strokeable winter look.
Checked tie: Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Knitted tie: Topman
By Colin Chapman | December 9th, 2008