8 Famous Men Who Wore (and Wear) Unique Bow Ties

If you wear bow tiesyou are in something of a unique club, and in good company. Not everyone wears bow ties, even for special occasions. Those who do wear a bow tie as part of their everyday style tend to be people with a lot of self confidence. Here are a list of famous figures who wore bow ties.

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1. Charlie Chaplin

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Charlie Chaplin with his Black Bow Tie

You most certainly know this star of comedy during the silent film era. Charlie Chaplin's black bow tie became something of a symbol for the famous comedian and made the fashion accessory extremely popular.

2. Saul Bellow

Later in his life, the famous novelist from Montreal wore a bow tie. Saul Bellow notably wore a silk bow tie while accepting the Nobel Prize for literature.

3. William Clement Stone

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Bust of William Clement Stone with Bow Tie (Photo Used by courtesy of Oaktree b)

This famous businessman, philanthropist, and author was a pretty big fan of bow ties, owning a collection of 250 unique bow ties. He once said bow tie wearers are "full of vim and vigor, [...] full of drive. They are the best salesmen and entrepreneurs."

4. Jim Rogers

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Jim Roger with his Patterned Bow Tie (Photo used by courtesy of FDV)

Jim Rogers is a famous American investor, economic commentator, and author. You will find him wearing a unique bow tie instead of a necktie in almost every one of his pictures.

5. Orville Redenbacher

If you have popcorn with your movie nights, you will probably be familiar with the face of the famous food scientist and businessman Orville Redenbacher, along with his unique red polka dot bow tie.

6. Robert Denning

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Photograph of Robert Denning taken by D C McJonathan about 2002.

A famous interior designer, Robert Denning wore exclusively bow ties in the last fourteen years of his life.

7. Manolo Blahnik

Yes, that Manolo Blahnik. The famous Spanish designer of men's and women's shoes often sported a signature silk bow tie with polka dots.

8. Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill's Bow Tie Design

One of the most well-know prime ministers in English history, Winston Churchill was also a historian, painter, writer, and famous wearer of the polka dotted bow tie.

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At Nathon Kong, we create our own silk bow ties with their own unique patterns and stories behind their creation.

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Les Impatients Artists

The artistic designs of each limited edition silk fashion accessory were created by artists with mental health difficulties. These artists participate in therapeutic art programs organized by Les Impatients, a non-profit organization in Montreal, and undertake a journey of healing through art.

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Silk Artwork by Bill Market

Nathon Kong donates 10% of all proceeds to Les Impatients so that they can continue to support these artists. Each fashion accessory comes in a unique gift box with a certificate of authenticity detailing the accessories edition number and the story of the artist who created the artwork.

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I love and admire bow- tie wearers, it give a sufistication and boldness, and individuality , and will put up with no- nonscence in politics to its wearer

Colin Sherwood April 21, 2022

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