When to Wear a Luxury Silk Bow Tie Instead of a Necktie

No one wants to feel overdressed at the kinds of events we wear bow ties or neckties to. Here is some advice to help you choose between wearing a bow tie or a necktie for your next evening out.

Designer Bow Ties Are Formal

You won't wear bow ties very often unless you want to make them apart of your personal style. Bow ties are worn with tuxedos and pleated shirts. People don't wear tuxedos unless it's for a very special occasion. It is for this reason that wearing a bow tie is considered much more formal than wearing a necktie.


Keep in mind you don't have to only wear a bow tie with a tuxedo. Many successful people have worn bow ties as part of their outfits as a symbol of their originality and uniqueness. A bow tie says you are self confident and have a lack of concern for what people think of you. The trend is that wearing a bow tie should be meaningful, adopted either to be symbolic or worn on rare occasions. 

When You Should Not Wear a Bow Tie

Men's Silk Tie and Matching Pocket Square | Nathon Kong

Luxury designer bow ties attract attention. If you don't want to wear bow ties to a formal event you can always wear a necktie instead. If you want to wear a luxury or designer bow tie only as something special, then you should avoid wearing them to casual events.

It may not be appropriate to wear bow ties for serious occasions, such as events with a dress code where uniformity is expected or at funerals.

When You Can Wear a Bow Tie 

Wedding Bow Tie for Men | Men's Fashion | Nathon Kong

The best events to wear bow ties to are the formal events. These are often ceremonies with invited guests and an itinerary, like charity events, award ceremonies, and weddings. The guests aren't all going to be people that you know and depending on the ceremony there can be someone who is very influential present. A unique bow tie helps you to stand out and breaks the ice.

What it Means to Wear a Bow Tie: Wear an Art Piece that Tells a Story

 Abstract Pattern Bow Tie | Nathon Kong

You want people to notice you when you wear a bow tie. You want to wear something that is original, artistic, and meaningful. Buy a unique silk bow tie here. Each patterned bow tie is a one of a kind, limited edition print of an artwork created by members of Les Impatients. Les Impatients organizes therapeutic art programs for artistes with a diagnosed mental health issue. 10% of your purchases go to support this local non-profit organization so that they can continue to support Montreal art. 

Each art piece comes in a gift box with a certificate of authenticity that tells the story of the artist behind the artwork. When you wear a Nathon Kong bow tie, you carry the story of an artist's recovery and support mental health.

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