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Friday, April 18, 2014

Ask the MB

Ask the MB
Q: Who can really pull off the bow tie these days? Can I?
—KS


A: Funny you should ask, because in their February 2008 issue GQ declares bow ties back, and recommends their readers buy them from -- where else? -- Band of Outsiders. (GQ publisher Condé Nast must have a financial stake in Band of Outsiders for how often they pimp their stuff.)

Anyhow, we think this is bad advice. With a bow tie, you've got a much higher probability looking like a prick, dweeb, nerd, or clown (you pick which is which) than you do looking like 007.

We suggest reserving bow ties for two occasions:

1. Summer weddings (preferably in madras).
2. Black tie.

And one other thing: Never tie it symmetrically, even for black tie. It must be askew in order to satisfy the MB principle of artful dishevelment.

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