We’re sure at some point you’ve heard the quote “bow ties are cool.” Although there are different options when it comes to choices in neckwear, one thing remains true after hundreds of years, bow ties are still and will always be cool.

So, why such the fascination with bow ties? How, after the original bow tie being worn in the 17th century, are bow ties still such a staple in menswear?

Well, it’s truly simple when you think about it. They’re stylish, trendy and able to be worn in multiple different dressing occasions. So, it’s common to see a classic solid satin bow tie being worn with a standard tuxedo for a formal event. But, that doesn’t mean that seeing a man in “casual dress” wearing (for instance) a collared shirt with some dark jeans, a nice belt and a colorful micro-neat bow tie to switch things up and add a personal touch to an everyday outfit.

That’s the cool thing about wearing bow ties, they are easy to dress up or dress down proving that they are not just for formal situations anymore. They come in a variety of different styles, colors, fabrics and patterns for those men out there that take pride in creating individual looks and style in their clothing. And for those who have not mastered the art of the self-tying bow tie (in any of the specific tying shapes), options are available in pre-tied and clip-on bow ties!

So, the time has come to accept the fact that bow ties are indeed cool. They are stylish and fashionable, and they are without a doubt a great way to set a certain standard for any formal, semi-formal or casual ensemble.