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Clip-On Bow Tie, Pre-Tied Bow Tie and Self-Tie Bow Tie – What’s your favorite?

Clip-On Bow Tie, Pre-Tied Bow Tie and Self-Tie Bow Tie – What's your favorite?

The Clip-On Bow Tie

The clip-on bow tie. This type of  bow tie has a pre-tied bow with a metal clasp on the back that hooks directly onto the collar of a shirt. These are recommended for young children or infants, as these look too youthful on a grown man.

Clip-On Bow Tie

The Pre-Tied Bow Tie

The pre-tied bow tie is attached to an adjustable neck strap. It has a pre-tied bow. This style is easy to size and can be worn in a matter of seconds. One disadvantage of the pre-tied bow tie is that it can look stiff and almost too-perfect. Any bow tie aficionado knows that a pre-tied bow will never have the same dimension or character as a self tie. While we recommend the self tie bow as the everyone wear, a pre-tied can be a great starting point for a newbie or adolescent.

Kotee Brown Pre-tied Bow Tie by Kruwear

The Self-Tie Bow Tie

The classic type of bow tie is the self-tie bow tie, also known as the "self-tie", "tie-it-yourself", or "freestyle" bow tie. “Self-tie” means that it comes untied and you tie it yourself. Once tied, the natural form and slight asymmetry of the self tie shows charm and quirkiness that a pre-tied bow tie can never match. Although it will never have the precise look of a pre-tied model, it helps you stand out from the sea of cookie-cutter bows.

By the way, who doesn't like that George Clooney-esque look. At the end of the day, you pull off that sexy look consisting of an untied bow tie casually draped around an unbuttoned formal shirt.

Greenwood 60615 Self-tie by Kruwear

Some menswear experts are saying that men should NEVER wear a clip-on bow tie. As a matter of fact, if you don't have training wheels on your bike, you shouldn't have a clip-on bow tie, no matter how beautiful the material!

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