Learning how to tie a bow tie can be a difficult process, but with our helpful video, you'll be tying perfect hourglass bow ties in no time!

Bow Tie History

While bow ties have not been around for quite as long as traditional neckties, they certainly make more of a statement.
The bowtie was created in the 1700’s after sailors began tying their shirts closed with a scarf. They were working men who didn’t want to have a necktie hanging from their neck, and thus the beginning of a smaller neck accessory came to be.

Since then, bowties have become associated with both formalwear as well as more expressive industries. They come in all fabrics from cotton to silk to wool to velvet and can be worn in most situations. 

Our Luxury Bow Ties

Serà fine silk prides itself on producing a wide array of bow ties made from silk, wool and even velvet. These products are handmade by artisans in Como, Italy, one of the finest silk producing locations in the world. Whether you’re using one of our bow ties to learn the art of tying a bow tie, or elevating your formalwear style, Serà fine silk is here to make you look your best.


How to Wear a Bow Tie

Bowties are most commonly seen at formal occasions with black or white tie dress codes. These will oftentimes be made of velvet or silk and signify an elevated elegance over a traditional necktie. There is nothing more classic than a gentleman in a black tuxedo with a white shirt, black cummerbund and black, velvet bowtie.
There exists both pre-tie as well as self-tie bowties. While pre-tied bow ties are very easy to use and simply involve clipping them around your neck, the classic will always be a self-tie bow tie. It can take some practice, but if there is one skill you should have in your arsenal, it is this one: How to tie a bowtie.

For formal wear:

Louis Darbon wearing our Navy Blue Velvet Bow Tie 

For Casual wear:

 Watch the video below to learn how to tie one for yourself so you can look like one of the dapper gentlemen above.

November 16, 2018 — Andrea Severino

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