Fashion, they say, comes and goes but with men, the change is not so rapid. Besides the basic foundational fashion items of shirts and trousers, men have very limited accessories to jazz up their ensemble. Men’s accessories include belts, shoes, cufflinks, hats (optional) and the tie. The most unused is the bow tie.
Conventionally, bow ties go on tuxedo suits and dinner shirts. They can be worn to cocktail parties and such other evening engagements. Bow ties are what you can call evening fashion accessory for men. Perhaps, it is for this reason that it seems a bit unusual to find many men using this little fashion item.
However, there are a few men who don’t worry about the changing trend or bother about the unusualness of wearing the bow tie regularly. As a matter of fact, those who do are those who have identified their own style by this little piece of cloth. Call it their signature and you won’t be wrong. It is what stands them out amongst the crowd.
One of such people is Mr. Yomi Okusanya Badejo, Managing Director, CMC Connect, an advertising company based in Lagos. Asked why he prefers the bow tie in a telephone chat, Mr. Okusanya Badejo says: “I just like it. I have no special reason really. It’s not the common thing and it sort of stands you out from the crowd. I love to have my own style, so the bow tie is my own style and I like it. I have long ties but I simply prefer the bow ties”.
The popular Dr. Ajayi of Nordica, a fertility hospital in Lagos, is also well known with his bow tie. He, like Mr. Badejo, has no special reason for loving this little neck piece. “ I have no special reason for wearing it. I just like it and I’ve enjoyed wearing it over the years,” he said in a chat.
There are some advantages to wearing bow ties though. Paul Black who works at a dating table has this to say about bow ties; “ I often lean over a cup of coffee because of the nature of my job. Before I started wearing bow ties, I was constantly dipping my long tie in my cup.
It is also a known fact that doctors, especially surgeons, wear bow ties a lot because regular ties get in the way when performing small operations or conducting examinations.
Always wearing it the proper way, bow ties can be great wears for every occasion
For those who want to make every day of their lives a celebration, they opt for the bow tie. Bow ties are also smarter and would not need tie clips or pin as you would in the regular tie.
The bow tie is in varieties these days. You have the self-tied, pre- tied and the clip-on tie in different colors. You also have floral and the multicolored. It is easy to wear and you don’t need to adjust always like you would do the regular ties. Little wonder men of great taste and style make the bow tie their choice. How about getting adventurous and trying out something that will stand you out from the crowd.
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