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From the Mag: We Heart Bow Ties

Last week, the nation celebrated a very important holiday: National Bow Tie Day. We heart bow ties for grooms, groomsmen, and dads, and we’re happy to see the East Coast style making its mark out West! In the Needful Things section of our current issue, we featured a variety of dapper bow ties–stripes, plaids, checks–from Salt Lake City’s Beckett & Robb and Chester Pink, as well as Brooks Brothers and Nordstrom.

A colorful, patterned bow tie adds just the right amount of oomph to traditional suits. We love a bow tie paired with a seersucker suit for something super preppy, or a bow tie coupled with a crisp shirt and suspenders for something more casual.

The only bummer about bow ties? Tying them! After fiddling with bow tie tails–and failing–numerous times, we came across this handy tutorial from the folks at Launderette–makes tying a bow a cinch!

Ladies and gents, what’s your take on bow ties? Do you like the preppy look, or does it feel stuffy? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!