2013 www.BenGuinter.com All Rights Reserved.
August 28th is National Bow Tie Day
you're looking for something to do today then I hope you're feeling
stylish because it's National Bow Tie Day! Take that, you normal
neckties! Let's get right into celebrating National Bow Tie Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, there's nothing wrong with a bow tie and they're actually
kind of stylish but there's a problem... You see, if someone wears a
bow tie these days then they're normally seen as some kind of dork. But
yet, when you go to a really high class event, what do you wear? You
pop on a tuxedo and ice the cake with a bow tie! So today is the day to
bring back a little recognition to bow ties and to say, "No, I'm not a
dork... I'm stylish!" Neckties are everywhere and they've had their
time to shine. Now it's time for bow ties to show their true colors.
The bow tie got its start way back in the 17th century during the
Prussian wars. The Croatian mercenaries tied a scarf around their necks
to hold their shirts shut. The upper class Frenchmen saw this, started
doing it themselves and called it a cravat. The French were the leaders
in the fashion world at that time so this style spread throughout the
next couple of centuries. But they are not sure if the idea of the
cravat spawned both the normal necktie and the bow tie at once, or if
the bow tie came first and then the necktie evolved from that.
there is one thing that's nice about bow ties. You see, tying a tie is
somewhat difficult for some and it doesn't matter if it's a bow tie or
a regular necktie; it's still hard! But with a bow tie you have three
options... You can get a bow tie that you tie yourself, a clip-on bow
tie or you can get a bow tie that is sew into place and has an
adjustable neck strap. So there is no more worrying about learning how
to tie the perfect bow. So you have two easy options and only one way
to look... Stylish!
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, it's pretty simple,
especially if you already own a bow tie and have some kind of formal
even to go to. But hey, if you don't have any event to go to then just
find an excuse to wear a bow tie. If you work in an office and you
normally wear a regular necktie, then you know what to do. And if you
don't work in a formal office then just get all suited up and go about
your day. Sure, you'll turn some heads but if you look good, you look
good! But if you don't have a bow tie then go shopping for one!
Put on a nice dress shirt and head out to a local department store and
start shopping around. If you want to look good then opt for the best
looking one you can find. If you still think bow ties are dorky then
play off that idea and get the wildest looking one out there. You may
even need to get the special shirts that have the collar that works
best with bow ties, but either way you're going to be pimpin'!
And if you really want to go all out today then get a bow tie
that you have to tie yourself. Yep; you're going to learn how to tie
that bow tie! I'm sure there are tons of videos out there of people
showing you how to tie them, so it shouldn't take you that long. And
once you master it you'll not only look fashionable but you'll also
have a new skill in your toolbox! Have a great day and dang you