The bow tie originated from Croatian mercenaries during the European war in the 17th century. They used silk scarves around their necks to fix the neckline of their shirts. This method was gradually adopted by the French upper class. The modern bow tie is a kind of clothing decoration. It is often matched with shirts and suits. It is suitable for formal occasions such as weddings and parties. Bow tie styles can be divided into bow knots, square knots, feather knots, and double-layer knots.
Bow ties became more popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. By the end of the 19th century, the end of the bow tie became longer and longer, gradually evolving into a necktie, and the bow tie gradually became out of fashion. Only the architect community continued to wear it. It is an important part of the architect's uniform.
While neckties are more common in today's society, bow ties are being rediscovered for business meetings, grand occasions, and even at home. Some wear bow ties to more relaxed dinners, cocktail parties, or evening events. Traditionally, the bow tie is still used to complement the tuxedo, it is considered the only orthodox neckline clothing.
2. How to choose a bow tie
Due to the solemnity and rigor of the formal dress itself, the size of the bow tie should not be too exaggerated. Its width should not exceed the collar width and its height should not exceed the collar height. Likewise, bow ties that are too narrow in size are inappropriate.
Silk, wool, and other bow ties are more textured, heavy, and high-grade, suitable for wearing on grand occasions.
3. Flower type
As a casual decoration, you can choose a bow tie that is small and rich in fabrics and colors; but as a formal dress, the bow tie should be made of solid-color fabrics as much as possible, and its weave can only be plain, twill, or barathier. To match the texture of the bow tie with the lapel of the dress, the plain bow tie should be matched with the lapel of satin fabric, and the other two textures should be matched with the lapel of grosgrain fabric.
The stitches of the bow tie should be straight, without skipped or missed stitches. The lining is flat and well-proportioned, with uniform thickness and no blistering. Don't buy bow ties with stiff adhesive lining, and the seams are required to be firm.
5. Webbing buckle
The elastic webbing buckle is made of high-quality metal material. The webbing requires high elasticity and rebound performance. The elastic is not broken. It can be easily tested by lightly pulling it. The adjustment buckle webbing is firmly sewn, and the size adjustment is smooth and accurate.
Three, bow tie purchase precautions
1. In addition to paying attention to the material of the main material when purchasing, you also need to look at the auxiliary materials, such as metal buckles, etc. Bad metal buckle coatings are easy to peel off, rust, deform, etc., which will affect the use of bow ties.
2. When purchasing a bow tie, the shopping guide should explain the occasion of use, as well as the matching shirts, suits, and other clothing. This shopping guide can help you choose the right product.
3. Some bright-colored bow ties are easy to fade, and the merchant will tell you to go back and wash it with clean water, but it is useless in fact, so you should wipe the bow tie with your hands or a paper towel to check its color fastness when purchasing.
4. If the bow tie has been deformed, the merchant tells you that the shape and solidity can be restored after wearing for a long time, but in fact, the deformed part of the bow tie is difficult to restore in a short time, and ironing may be required.
5. Bow ties with poor quality have a rough texture. After rubbing against the collar of the shirt, they are prone to pilling, easy to fade after sweating and damage other clothes.