How To Add Personal Style to Your Bow Tie

How To Add Personal Style to Your Bow Tie

The bow tie is a classic in the men’s fashion world. Bow ties bring a full tuxedo look together, completing the most popular look in formalwear. You might assume they’re only for formal events, but when worn outside of a tuxedo ensemble, they can add a bit of whimsy to your look. With the right fabric, colors, and patterns, you can showcase your personal style and stand out from the crowd. Read on to learn about how. 

Choose the Right Fabric

First, you need to pick a fabric. When it comes to fabric, the options are endless. From casual cotton and linen for laid-back parties to luxurious silk and wool for more formal events, there's something for every occasion. Feel the fabrics, try them on, and choose the one that speaks to you the most. 

Experiment with Colors and Patterns

Don't be afraid to mix it up and experiment with bold colors and playful patterns. Whether you're going for a classic look or something more eye-catching, the key is to have fun with it. Make sure the colors you choose match something you own or something you plan to buy. If you’re not sure what matches, consider asking the menswear specialist at the store or finding color palette recommendations online. 

Consider Different Bow Tie Styles

Bow ties come in many different styles, with some of the most common being butterfly, narrow batwing, and diamond point. The best way to choose one that matches your personal aesthetic is to try some on. Different styles look better on different people, and this is also an area where personal preferences come into play.

Accessories and Personalization

Don’t forget to add accessories to complement your bow tie. Lapel pins, pocket squares, and matching lapels can all contribute to creating a complete look. Personalizing your bow tie with monograms or embroidery can is another great way to make it uniquely yours. Adding your initials or a special design can set your bow tie apart from the rest.

Deciding to wear a bow tie begins a journey that might be more than what you imagined. Consider the fabric, colors, patterns, and style that best suit your personal aesthetic, and don't forget to accessorize. The Lapel Project aims to make men’s fashion accessible, affordable and flexible with bow ties, custom lapels and more. Connect with us online to get started. 

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