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Groom Style: Bow Ties for the Boys

Accessories are an easy way for grooms to bring a bit of personality to their suit and for guys that are looking for an alternative to the tie they may don daily, the bow tie is a fun and dapper choice. Originally a modification of the cravat, the bow tie has developed a bit of a rep over the years for being a formal accessory that was a little on the stuffy side worn by Pee-wee Herman-esque types or something dapper gents like Sinatra and Dean Martin wore – not something that could feature in the average guys wardrobe. But modern menswear designers have revolutionised the bow tie and the trend for this dapper neck accessory has been slowly embraced.

For grooms looking for a statement piece to complement their suit or tuxedo, the good news is there’s a serious array of patterns, textures and colours available from checks, stripes and spots to ultra cool camo prints and whimsical florals in silks, tweeds and cottons. If you’re looking to give your wedding attire a fun and playful edge, here’s our pick of some of the best bow ties available online and in stores at the mo…



1. Herringbone Bow Tie €50 from Ted Baker | 2. Black Sequinned Bow Tie from Aston Formal Wear | 3. Camo Bow Tie, €50 from Ted Baker | 4. Checked Bow Tie, €19.95 from Zara | 5. Skull Embroidered Silk Bow Tie, €110 from Alexander McQueen via Mr Porter | 6. Serge Bow Tie, €25 from Beau Bows (A selection are available from Salingers) | 7. Paisley Bow Tie, €50 from Ted Baker | 8. Checked Bow Tie, €19.95 from Zara | 9. Green Printed Bow Tie, €50 from Ted Baker | 10. Blue Bow Tie from Bond Brothers | 11. Silk Black & White Polka Dot Bow Tie from Aston Formal Wear | 12. Romain Bow Tie, €25 from Beau Bows (A selection are available at Salingers) | 13. Navy Lightening Print Bow Tie by Red Herring, €11.20 from Debenhams | 14. Printed Bow Tie, €19.95 from Zara | 15. Green Suede Bow Tie, £10 from Topman | 16. Patterned Bow Tie, €19.95 from Zara | 17. Dexter Wine Knitted Bow Tie, €65 from Reiss | 18. Bow Tie with Floral Print, €14.22 from River Island via Asos | 19. Poly Navy on Navy Bow Tie from Aston Formal Wear | 20. Silk Blue Paisley Bow Tie from Aston Formal Wear | Main Image by Nicole Berrett Photography via Ruffled

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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.

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