Bow Tie Symbolism: What Does It Mean?

Bow Tie Symbolism: What Does It Mean?

Behind every bow tie is a message about the very gentleman who wears it. So what does your bow tie say about you? And what's behind bow tie symbolism - really? 

What a Bow Tie Symbolizes

Bow ties are not just the realm of nerds, science guys, and James Bond anymore (though we'll always remain fond of seeing him wear one). 

These days, they represent pure uncaged creativity - a confident willingness to be different, and an uncompromising embrace of style in daily life. 


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If you’ve ever interviewed for a job or delivered a speech to a large crowd, you know how unnerving it can be to put together the precise outfit that will make that outstanding first impression. While it can be a daunting task to select shirts, pants, and jackets that best represent your personality, accessories are a far easier and more attainable tool to help express yourself.

That's where your favorite bow tie comes in. 

A Bow Tie Says You're Creative and Crafty

Bow ties add an artistic touch to any ensemble. Whether you’re a fan of vibrantly colorful bow ties or something more classic with a refined pattern, proving that you can successfully pair it with the rest of your outfit speaks volumes about your creative prowess.

 Pink Bow Tie with Stripes

Then there is the craftiness it takes to actually - successfully - tie a bow tie. Think back to the first time you ever wore one. The memory probably consists of you asking your dad or older brother to help you conquer it, or watching a tutorial on how to perfect your bow tying abilities. 

Tying a bow tie properly is a craft and an art form. It takes time and dedication in order to master it. If you are a gentleman who dons a daily bow tie, then you say to the world that not only are you creative and crafty - you're also a committed human.  

A Bow Tie Says You're Confident and Thoughtful

Sporting a bow tie means you are not afraid to stand out in the crowd. When you put on your favorite neck wear, you are doing far more than simply dressing for the day - you are showcasing your true bold identity.

Styling an outfit also takes thoughtfulness. Selecting the perfect bow tie means you must take into consideration its color, texture, and pattern in conjunction with the rest of your clothing. A gentleman who knows how to pick an exemplary bow tie is not only well-versed in style, but proves he is an attentive and astute person.

So whether you’re dressing for work, a dinner party, or a leisurely outing - let your  bow tie tell the world about your confidence and elegant self-assurance. 

Mr. Hanauer showing his confidence with a bow tie.


A Bow Tie Communicates Your Commitment to Style and Uniqueness

Incorporating a bow tie into your outfit means you value your appearance and making a positive impression on others around you.

But it also says you're ok with being YOU - no matter how utterly unique you may be in all other ways. This commitment to yourself and your style makes you memorable, and gives you an air of charm, poise and joy. And who doesn't want to be around *that*? 

Dad and son Hanauer showing off their stylish bow ties

At R. Hanauer, we celebrate and encourage gentlemen to express themselves through their neck wear.

Whether you are a connoisseur of the classic style, or dare wearing brightly colored bow ties with intricate patterns, we believe it communicates who you truly are in a most subtle way - and that's always worth applauding.


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If you have questions about wearing a bow tie, or need help connect with us - we have several generations worth of practical knowledge we would be delighted to share!

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