Bow Tie Season Done Right

Your neckwear should make you look like you want a promotion, not tenure.

Don’t think of your bow tie as a fun Christmas ornament. You’re tying one on your trachea for the amusement of others, you’re doing so to prove that you’ve got spirit and style at the same time. The best way to keep from looking like you’re headed to your first communion or to teach a renaissance studies class? Go black. It’s simple and clean and – if it has a bit of detail – goes with anything (including that old tux you just got tailored).

Above: Savile Madras Silk Bow Tie [BrunelloCucinelli; $255]; Black Bow Tie [Tommy Hilfiger; $49];  Slim Bow Tie [Perry Ellis; $55]; Blue Bow Tie [Marwood; $155] ; Black Silk Gros Grain Bow Tie [Tom Ford; $250]; Blake Bow Tie [Burberry London; $150]