It may not be the first choice of accessory that you pick out of your wardrobe for daily wear. Most of us probably own just one that resides in a drawer we hardly ever open, and it is begrudgingly dragged out for the odd formal occasion or fancy dress party. However, it is definitely time to change our ways, as it seems that the bow tie is at the centre of a fashion evolution for 2014.
Gone are the days where this accessory was associated with opera singers, Doctor Who enthusiasts and that fellow off Bargain Hunt. The latest celebrities to sport this look include Joseph Gordon Levitt, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. Even the ladies are now getting in on the evolution, with Emma Stone repeatedly wearing this look. Most recently at the premier of her new film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, where she wore an eye-catching miniature bow tie accessory.
The standard bow tie was commonly a silky black design which was made to be worn with a tuxedo. But now designers have delved into a plethora of materials, styles and sizes to bring the accessory into the modern era which can be worn on a casual basis.
It is not just celebrities who can pull of this trend. Here is some style inspiration from international bloggers who know how to rock the bow tie.
Zoltán Szilágyi : http://szizoli.tumblr.com
Zoltán Szilágyi makes this bow tie outfit classic but still modern by mixing his jacket with a denim shirt. Matching his bow tie with leather braces and brogues creates a complementary look.
Viniue Hara: http://www.viniuehara.com.br
This Brazilian blogger brings this look up to date by using a brave clash of patterns. You can make this work by wearing a shirt with a neutral collar to bring the look together.
So if you, like us, are convinced that a bow tie should be a staple item in your closet. Take a look our top five picks from the ultra-stylish Punk Monsieur. This company specialise in clothing and accessories for the most demanding of gentlemen. Punk Monsieur is seriously on-trend with these bow ties that combine fabrics, colours and different styles suitable for all occasions.
Give you outfit a hint of gentlemanly punk with this awesome studded bow tie. £65.10
Wear with: a leather jacket, braces and denim shirt for that rock n’ roll vibe.
Bring back the 70’s with this colourful psychedelic design. £65.10
Wear with: be brave and try clashing patterns with large neutral collars to give that retro vibe.
If you still want to capture that classic formal look, try this original piece. It is decorated with metal which makes it very unique and eye catching at any evening event. £65.10
Wear with: Tailored suits with hints of red to compliment the look.
Check out the whole Punk Monsieur bow-tie range and suit and boot yourself into a true gentleman.