Post # 17
Formal uniforms, i.e. those one would wear to a Black Tie event, normally incorporate a bow tie. Not all ranks and branches have these uniforms. They are one step up from a dress uniform.
Four in hand ties are really a Creative Black Tie look, but not a very good one. They really go a long way in reducing the Tuxedo toward a regular suit.
Post # 18
Yes, I know this. There are women out there that, for whatever reason, really hate bow ties. It doesn’t help that it’s rare to see black tie done well nowadays.
Post # 20
I one of the ones who can’t stand bowties.
Post # 21
For a tuxedo, 100% bow tie.
With suits, usually a tie, but if you’re going for a preppy or whimsical look, bow ties are cute too.
Post # 22
@asianbarbie: i actually just did this– my DH was in a military formal uniform with a bow tie, so we decided to have all the groomsmen in bow ties with their tuxes. I loved it. my dad refused to wear a bowtie so we just got him a tie in the same pattern. i thought it looked awesome and i heard no complaints from the groomsmen
Post # 23
Step #133 in becoming a real man:
Learn to tie a bow tie. It’s not that hard.
Post # 25
@Duncan & Groominator
Yes so I realize now that pic two isn’t a tux, sorry I’m a girl! 😛 but I do know how to tie a bowtie and help my Fiance with his 🙂
So thanks for everyone’s votes, bowties it is! for the ones who like ties, they are very classic too though!
Post # 26
- Wedding: November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
+1. I asked my Fiance if he wanted to wear a bowtie and was told he “didn’t want to look like a penguin.” Oh well.
Post # 27
I love bowties, but I also love the tie and vest look with a lovely pocket square!
Post # 28
penguins don’t wear bowties! haha I was trying to get our ring bearer to wear one but he’s like I want a tie. I was hoping my dad would bring their dog with them so I could put a bowtie on him and my dad told me there’s no way in hell I was doing that. What is so wrong with bowties?! haha
Post # 29
Too bad. I would just follow that up with a Google image search of “james bond tuxedo” and ask, “but don’t you want to look like this?”
Post # 30
I like the bowtie look. It’s one of the few occasions where men can pull off the look (it’s not like a typical guy wears a bowtie to the office), and I think it’s so classic and formal looking. Very James Bond 🙂