Bow Ties are Cool

Bow Ties, a Classy and Quirky Accessory

If you’re a Doctor Who fan you would have heard the quote “bow ties are cool”. At SQwears, we couldn’t agree more – bow ties are really cool. They are an accessory that can give any outfit a more formal or smart feel, or they can be worn as a quirky accessory to add some flare to your formal ensemble. This means that they are perfect for a smart casual party or if you are going to a club. Bow Ties are also currently popular among queer folk who love androgynous fashion.

Bobby Hick’s ‘Vester’ look:

This look modelled by Bobby has a silk Kiel James Patrick tie which has a vintage feel (a hint of the french riviera), along with a plain white shirt. He also has a Uniqlo waistcoat which unfortunately Uniqlo no longer sell BUT Topman have a very similar one on sale.

Sophia Mayrhofers ‘Reality’ look:

For this look Sophia is wearing a velvet black bow tie, similar to this one from Next, a silk shirt or blouse, back lace skirt from Forever21 and a Threadsence Christmas Blazer from H&M.




We at SQwears have been scouring the internet for our favourite bow ties, check them out:

The first bow Tie we found looks both stylish and unique. Its The Liberty Bow Tie available at Lesbian clothing range Wildfang for around £20. This cotton tie is made of printed fabric from the prestigious London department store Liberty which gives it a vintage English country side feel.
Wildfang Bow Tie

This Taz Polka-Dot silk bow tie is available at Mr Porter for £55. This tie is recognisant of the 1900’s  and would look fantastic with a plain white shirt under a waistcoat or a jacket like the Slaters Velvet Taxedo Blaze.

Dot Tie

This Black Paisley Wing tie is available at My Tuxedo. This tie reminds me of the American Wild West and can add an elegant look to a full Tuxedo. It would also make a good finishing touch to an informal western style outfit, all you have to add is a brown waistcoat and a pair of jeans for an all American feel.
Western Tie

The last tie that we found is this Navy Striped bow tie available from Suitdirect for £20. This striped tie has an Oxford school tie feel to it, similar to those worn at Oxford and Cambridge University. This tie would work well with a plain black blazer and a plain shirt. I feel that if you were to wear it with a tan or light coloured bomber jacket like the ones available from Topman and M&S you could achieve a cool, 50’s, American frat boy look.

Stripped Tie

Are you a fan of bow ties? Do you were them to formal events or do you wear quirky geek chic ties? Let us know in the comments below.

Corby Taylor