When it comes to neckwear for formal events, neckties are by far the most popular choice. Bow ties, however, still have a very rich history and are widely used in more formal dress codes such as black-tie and white-tie settings that require a tuxedo. This guide is here to help you master your skills with a bow tie.
Many invitations to formal events only imply a particular dress code, and it is not always clear what is appropriate and what is not. Even the terms "formal" and "semi-formal" mean something totally different now than they did in the past, where the terms were used to describe white-tie and black-tie events, respectively. But for a good portion of events, the definition of what is acceptable attire can get a little muddy. This article will help to decode the etiquette surrounding proper attire for any event that requires more than just a shirt and a pair of shoes.