Let’s face it. Bow Ties are Cool. And if you get that reference, you’re cool too. And we’re pleased as punch to have a national day to celebrate the traditionally correct neckwear to pair with a tuxedo or tailcoat. While long ties are still very accepted, bow ties are always your best bet with a tuxedo. The long tie trend gained steam when dressing down became trendy in the 90′s and dressing formally lost some ground. When that happened, tuxedos started emulating suits, and long ties became popular. Happily, we’ve seen a major decrease in long ties with tuxedos and a significant increase in bow ties paired with them! This is relevant and exciting because it indicates that people are increasingly more comfortable wearing tuxedos that look like tuxedos, dressing up instead of down, and wearing formal wear like it was always intended to be worn. Yes, tuxedos and tailcoats are timeless. They are classy. They are refined. But it’s important to remember… they are also meant for partying in! When bow ties become popular, it tells us that people are once again having fun dressing to the nines. And that is reason enough to celebrate!