What are the best places to buy bow ties?


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Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont offers handcrafted, self-tie bow ties and is the best place to buy them, according to The Classic Sir. The Tie Bar has a wider selection of bow ties in a variety of fabrics. Men's clothing stores, including The Men's Warehouse, also have some bow ties.

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While bow ties generally fell out of use for many years, as of 2015, they are growing in popularity. Department stores sometimes offer a clip-on model with their men's accessories; however, as with long ties, self-tie versions are preferable. While the classic fabric for any tie is silk, bow ties are also available in wool, cotton and linen.

A man who has never worn a bow tie before usually feels most comfortable in a muted color rather than a bright pattern. Once reserved for wearing with a tuxedo at prom, many men today choose the bow tie to dress up their outfit when wearing jeans.

Tying the tie requires learning the bow tie knot. This knot begins with the tie around the neck so one end is longer. The shape of the tie provides a guide for the placement of the knot. Once the knot is complete, the wearer tucks the loose end through the loop on the back and adjusts the tie.

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