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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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Don’t wear a clip-on bow tie, ever.

Kruwear self-tie bow tie

In a recent article titled, ‘Welcome to My Bow-Tied World, Neophytes and Future Apostates’, Colin St. John made the following comment:

“I don’t give a shit if it’s part of your wedding party outfit. Go out and buy the same color and tie it like a real man. You’re not a child anymore: Clip-ons are as acceptable as eating a Lunchables. Off your lap.”

Some menswear experts are saying that men should only wear self-tie bow ties. And that if you don't have training wheels on your bike, you shouldn't have a pre-tied or a clip-on bow tie, no matter how fun the material!

So I want to know, in the world of metrosexual, is it more fashionable or even more respectable to buy only self-tie bow tie than a pre-tied bow tie? Or does it even matter either way?

Metrosexual referrers to contemporary, city-dwelling or urban men who placed increased emphasis on personal grooming and fashion.
Kruwear ultimate goal is to dress the metrosexual men, the contemporary and fashionable city-dwelling men and the urban men with their casual and business attires.