Bow ties are the fun alternatives to the everyday tie; fun yet appropriately formal. Descending from Croatian mercenaries, it has woven its way into formal society as the ultimate black-tie neckwear. Generally speaking, there are three types of bow ties: the pre-tied, the clip-on, and the self-tie. We've rounded up our favourite luxury pieces available to buy now and if you're looking for a longer alternative, take a look at our roundup of the best ties.
The Best Bow Ties For Formal Occasions
Stefano Ricci Silk Bow Tie
This beautiful silk bow tie is made for the most glamorous black-tie events.
$250 from Stefano Ricci
Favourbrook Silk Gold Bees
Ties don't have to be boring. Grab some attention with this bee bow tie in dark emerald green.
£75 from Favourbrook
Gucci Silk Faille Bow Tie
It has a hint of the bullfighter about it but it's undeniably suave. We particularly like the red trim.
£120 from Farfetch
Comme Les Loups Sacramento Bow Tie
For something more laid back, this is better suited for daywear, made of cotton and linen in a warm, mustard shade.
€79 from Comme Les Loups
Turnbull & Asser Diamond Silk Bow Tie
A smart monochrome option with subtle detail, we are particularly fond of this Turnbull & Asser bow tie.
£95 from Turnbull & Asser
Tom Ford Pre-Tied Velvet Bow Tie
We can't have a piece on formal accessories and not feature Tom Ford now, can we? In soft, plush velvet no less.
£185 from Harrods