Today is National Bow Tie Day. We do not know why today is National Bow Tie Day. Nor do we care. Matters such as these do not concern us. What does: your neck. More specifically: what you'll wear around your neck come the wedding reception (or receptions) you'll inevitably attend over the next month or so.
Ergo, we bring you eight standout bow ties with which to elevate your summer formalwear. And, to be clear, we're not doing this because it's National Bow Tie Day.
(Okay, maybe we kind of are.)
This is it: this is the silk-faille black bow tie you're wearing to that black tie wedding of yours. It was designed exclusively for Mr Porter, as part of their Kingsman collection. So should you also need to open up a can of whoop-ass at said black tie wedding, well, this will be appropriate. $125, Mr Porter
Your velvet option, coming right up...$175, Ralph Lauren
For the wedding down south: an heirloom striped bow tie. It's out of stock right now, but worth checking in on. $115, Billy Reid
If you must go the novelty route, go the subtle-novelty route with Mr. Paul Smith. $125, Paul Smith
For the inevitable white tie affair...$125, Turnbull and Asser
"Holy hell, that's a large bow tie!" — Someone clearly fawning and slightly taken aback over the size of your bow tie...$175, Tom Ford
Here's a not-too-crazy floral number to match with that navy suit of yours. $19, The Tie Bar
A bow tie with a bow print motif. Meta. And handsome. $60, Brooks Brothers