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The Best Bow Ties For Formal Occasions


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

Stefano Ricci Silk Bow Tie

This beautiful silk bow tie is made for the most glamorous black-tie events. 

$250 from Stefano Ricci

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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

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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

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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

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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

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