This article was published on July 16th, 2018
For every gay or straight male fashionista out there, one must own what has become a must-have for every man’s closet. No longer simply just the cherry on the formal wear tuxedo sundae top, the bowtie is back, gents, and it’s time to embrace this time-honored men’s accessory into your lives and wardrobe. Bow ties are the quintessential gay accessory of today!
Every gay man needs to pause Queer Eye Season 2 for a second to embrace wearing and incorporating the fashion accessory that are bow ties into your daily life. Not just for your swinging grandfather or Republican commentator Tucker Carlson any more, the bowtie is back with a vengeance and looking to dress up any ensemble with just a little bit of neck flare.
The great thing about this re-envisioned fashion craze is that they come in a multitude of different types and styles of bow ties – from paisley and solids, to bright colors all the way to fierce bedazzlement embellished with rhinestones and crystals. Bow ties really allow the wearer to show off his or her personality by being such a fun fashion accessory.
Bow ties have many different styles to work with for different types of wardrobes, from causal and casual business, to formal wear occasions like attending the opera, theater, or Deighton Cup. Dress up a casual buttoned up look by adding a bowtie. Or, dress a look down by wearing your bow ties untied around your neck with the post-sex look. Just like every good gay man should be, bow ties are completely versatile and a lot of fun!
Now, you can even get a little philanthropic fix by adding some bow ties to your fashion collection. Non-profits like actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Tie the Knot teams with Esquire and GQ-endorsed men’s accessory company The Tie Bar in providing an exclusive line of bow ties whose proceeds go to help organizations fight for LGTBQ rights in the United States and abroad. Meanwhile, Bow Tie Cause partners with numerous charities in efforts to raise awareness and battle for different charitable causes around the world.
Whether it is a deliberate choice to stand in support of a cause you like or you just simply want to jzujzh up your look with a little bit of panache and class, bow ties are kicking the everyday neck tie game to the curve and replacing them with style, sophistication, and a whole lot of fun. Look fly and dapper as hell by throwing on a bow tie with your next look!