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Old 12-09-2013, 05:29 AM
 
Location: NH
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Regular ties look professional to me whereas bowties look snobby/nerdy.
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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My 2nd husband was a real clothes horse and only wore a real bow tie or an ascot. Never heard of that Tim Gunn but he dressed a lot like that.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Unless they are worn with a tux, bowties always struck me as clownish and goofy looking. I don't like them, but to each their own.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:45 AM
 
Location: NY
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I will second that Matt Smith wearing the bow tie in Doctor Who has gone a long way towards bringing them back.

I have never owned or worn one, but have long thought they were kind of cool.

Then again, I HATE regular ties. Partially because I have to wear one for work most of the time. I do not think it adds much to fashion, and is hot and restricting to wear, and flops around and gets in the way of all sorts of things. For no good purpose or reason.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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I used to wear a bowtie every Friday to work. I've been thinking of bringing the bowties back as the fiancee loves Dr. Who

One of these days I'm gonna show up with my asser bowtie, one of my most prized possessions.

As for the OP, you lose.

I will say one thing though, I have seen guys wearing pre-tied bowties and all I can say is..... no grown man should be allowed to wear one.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I have never once in my life wore a bowtie. Now that I know they are popular enough for someone to get mad and start a thread about it on the internet, I think I will start.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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dude, doctor who LITERALLY SAYS "bowties are cool". Repeatedly. With fervor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPGTizdGwSc

Hipsters love dr. who. By adjunct, they love bowties.
Precisely. The OP is obviously not a Whovian.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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In my HS years back in the '70s, more guys wore bowties than neckties to the semi-formal dances.
In the '70s and '80s I wore the woman's version of the bowtie a lot.
The bowtie originated in the 17th century and flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries.
I think bowties are COOL!!
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:35 AM
 
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[quote=geebabe;32545198The bowtie originated in the 17th century and flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries. I think bowties are COOL!! [/QUOTE]

They are timeless.

Southern and nerdy?

I think not.

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Old 12-09-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Here in my part of the country, the South, we have a favorite shop we patronize . . . that's how popular bowties are here . . .

Southern Proper - Southern Ties and Bowties

We write articles about it . . .

http://southernleaguemagazine.com/th...ing-a-bow-tie/
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