Wearing a bow tie for many people is a rich way to complement their looks. For me, I feel complete in my Suit and creasy shirt with a bow tie neatly tied to my neck, but it does not matter how much you love to free up in a bow tie, there are times When not to wear a bow tie.
I know you may not have thought about this….. This is why I am going to outline all the times when it is better to dress up without a bow tie on your neck.
There are also several reasons why these times have been selected, and if you read to the end, you will discover them.
Sound like a thing you want to know right? Then let’s hop in.
5 Rare Times When Not to Wear A Bow Tie?
1. On Strict Instruction
This may sound rare and funny, but it is true. You may sometimes get an invitation to a party or a get-together and the instruction may be very clear “Do not come in Bow Tie”.
I have been invited to a couple of events and the organizer simply says: “This is a casual event, no bow tie or any other type of Necktie”
With these instructions, you are bound to obey and never grace the gathering with a bow tie sticking to your neck like a bone.
This is usually because the host wants to set up a certain feeling or ambience, and you do not want to be the guest who ruins that.
2. OutDressing Your Host
Wow!. I know you are wondering how this is possible. This is closely related to the first point at the top in that you do not want to grace an event you have been invited to and outdress your host.
So outdressing your host is one of the rare times When not to wear a bow tie.
Say you have been invited to an event, and you know your host dresses in a certain way for such events, you do not want to be that guy who shows up and becomes the centre of attention.
3. When It Distracts
There are some times when wearing a bow tie or any other type of necktie becomes a distraction. Some industries appreciate wearing a bow tie, and others simply would not appreciate it as it will cause you to either be distracted or simply feel uneasy.
Take the manufacturing industry for example, you don’t want to wear a bow tie to a processing plant because of the heat that it generates as well as some stains you may get while you try to lift an equipment.
4. When The Dress Is Inappropriate.
For fashionistas like The Bow Tie Guy, it is always important to ensure the colours of your dress and pant match and also look smart, but it becomes unnecessary to wear a bow tie or any other type of Necktie when you do not have the correct type of dress and pant to match it.
By design, bow ties and neckties are simply for formal occasions like Important meetings and office, you may want to be careful about other reasons you want to wear bow ties apart from the two reasons mentioned above.
5. To Somber Events
Few Other Questions People Always Ask
> When should a bow tie be worn?
Sometimes, it is not enough to check When Not To Wear a Bow Tie, it is also very important to know when you should wear a bow tie.
In the list Below, I will try to outline and also explain two important moments you should wear a bow tie.
1. Seminar or Chat Sessions
In practice, a bow tie portrays boldness and confidence and wearing one to a seminar or chat session you were invited to can go a long way to help you push up your level of confidence.
2. A Wedding Ceremony
I have worn a bow tie to several wedding ceremonies, and I have come to better appreciate how awesome I looked. Apart from the compliments that were showered on me by friends, I personally liked the simple feeling a bow tie gave me.
3. When You Want To Look Different
This might sound funny, but it is true. Bow ties will definitely give you that look of difference from every other people who grace the same event you are attending.
4. When You Want To Appear Friendlier.
While I agree that there are several ways by which you can attract new friends, wearing a bow tie is a big way by which you can appear friendlier and also attract more friends.
What are the 3 types of bow ties?
So far, I have tried to outline when not to wear a bow tie as well as when you should wear a bow tie….. In all of these, you may still want to know the types of bow ties should you decide to wear one later.
1. The pre-tied
These are usually considered the commonest types of bow ties. This type comes tied from the manufacturer and does not need any form of adjustment.
Advantages of the pre-tied Bow ties
- The tied bow ties as explained above come tied and do not need any further help doing that. With this, you will need no stress placing and wearing it on your shirt.
- You can literally finish dressing up with a tied bow in less than 5 minutes
Disadvantages of Tied Bow Ties.
- In the event that you bought the wrong size, you may never be able to wear it as the size wouldn’t match your neck size.
2. The Clip-On Bow Tie
A clip-on bow tie features a pre-knotted and sewn-together bow, and it comes with special hardware – called a bow tie clip – to fasten and make it stay in place.
One disadvantage with this, it is not adjustable and sometimes, the clip-on tie is considered as a bow tie for children and toddlers.
3. The self-tie