GUIDE­LINES TO ‘BOW’ DOWN TO

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The width of your bow tie should not ex­ceed the width of your face, and def­i­nitely not the width of your col­lar. Don’t over-ac­ces­sorise your look by pair­ing a pocket square with a bow tie. Don’t wear a colour­ful printed or pat­terned bow tie with a printed or pat­terned shirt. If you’re wear­ing a printed bow tie, opt for a shirt in a solid colour, and vice versa. Match the colour of your bow tie with your lapel and cum­mer­bund while styling a clas­sic tuxedo. Never break the rule of for­mal dress­ing. Do not wear a black satin bow tie with a sports jacket. Avoid a self-tie if you are not con­fi­dent about ty­ing it. A bow tie doesn’t have to be lim­ited to a for­mal af­fair. For ca­sual or semi-for­mal looks, team a bow tie with short suits, or a shirt and a pair of jeans. You can even sub­sti­tute the blazer with a leather jacket and a shirt. If you love wear­ing shirts over chi­nos, opt for bow ties in pop colours or fun prints. The slim-line is best paired with a stan­dard col­lar The stan­dard one, which tends to be slightly broader and big in size, is best paired with a winged-col­lar. A plaid bow tie with a bright shirt and cardi­gan can look im­pres­sive. A pre-tied bow works well with a slim-cut suit for a cor­po­rate af­fair. If you’re in an ex­per­i­men­tal zone, go for a printed bow tie with a plain shirt and dhoti pants.

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