A few years ago, most guys wouldn't have been caught dead in a bow tie. Why would you, in your right mind, want any physical resemblance to your high school teacher / 1920s physician?! In the last couple of years however, bow ties have become the "it" thing in fashion often worn with thick rimmed spectacles, snug fitting gingham shirts and your grandfather's vintage (ancient) suspenders. Last year, the UK retailer Topman reported a 94% increase in monthly sales with the large spike being attributed to the new Dr Who's affinity towards bow ties.
We know a lot of guys still think bow ties should only ever be black and worn specifically for black tie events and weddings. What do you guys think of them? Dig them or adamant that you're going to regret seeing those pictures of yourselves in about 2 years time...?