Party theatrics.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Anxious about an event it can be depressing realising that what’s in the closet have already been worn a million times, and the thought of chopping through crowded jungles of shop in search for something to wear makes the head spin. Women on the other hand will happily designate an entire Friday afternoon for retail hunting, forcing themselves to buy new heels although a dozen of barely used pairs are at home collecting more dust than a vacuum cleaner.

All that a man needs for an ample dose of theatrics is a bow tie. Cute as pulling the Olsen twins out of a hat, bow ties evoke exceptional smiles amongst mortals nearby and go great with a men’s dinner suit. It’s very hard to go unnoticed with one tied around the neck which makes it a very powerful party prop. Add further artillery like a puppy and the result in an invisible dome of joy and peace stretching 20 meters around you. One would naturally the magic of bow ties to have has zero effect at Nobel Prize banquet or other festivities where there will be more bows than Cupid held in his entire life.

Bow ties are great feel-good-day when the sun is shining, no elements of stress are in the body and the soul is in an unjustifiable good spirit. Being mistaken for a confused individual wearing a bow tie at a wrong occasion is easily avoided by diffusing the tie in upper wear of various texture, patterns or colours. A relaxed appearance will only be achieved by wearing the right type of bow tie. Formal ties tend to have very defined cuts and hold a stiffer posture than casual bow ties which tend to be softer around the corners.


9 comments:

Adam said...

nice post, I wear bow ties whenever I can to parties and such, alot of second hand shops do retro cheap ones :)

Jake Money said...

I was working on an article on bow ties earlier today for my own blog. Now I feel a little bit late to the party. Nevertheless it is good to see some bow tie appreciation.

Starwalker*TopMAN said...

i wish i could wear like that in my country Malaysia.... i always love to dress this way ..... classy and nice .....

BowTieLover said...

It is good to see that the bow tie is making it back into fashion! IMO bow ties are a very playful accessory that are quite classy and carry a long history. Winston Churchill was known for his polka dot bow ties!

For business however bow ties are out of place! There are many studies that show that men wearing bow ties are taken less seriously. So unless you match the bow tie with a propeller-hat and a bright red nose, bow ties are NOT suited for any profession. Well, maybe if you are a college professor or architect!

LS said...

love bow ties too =)

Keith said...

These are great pictures. I've never wore much in the way of bow ties. I have a friend who wears them all the time.

lais said...

im chuck bass ;)

Dr. Debonaire said...

oh my goddddd

you know how i feel about bow-ties... lovely post!

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