Bow Ties Are Cool, How To Get It Right First Time!

Wearing A Bow Tie, What You Need To Know!

Mastering a bow tie isn't as tricky as it might first seem, but we have a few tips to make the transition from a traditional necktie to a bow tie just a little bit easier for you!

First things first, we need to choose you a style! 

Ok lets cut straight to the chase, we know you haven't got all day to hang around here, at PickaPocket we sell three main types of bow tie, each has it's own advantages to you, so lets start with the two main differences.

You can either go for a pre-tied or a self-tie bow tie.


Pre-Tied Bow Ties

PickaPocket Men How To Choose A Bow Tie

Our pre-tied bow ties come ready to wear, all you need to do is adjust the adjustable strap to your neck size (collar size displayed on band) and use the clip located on the back off the bow to hold the look in place, easy right?

PickaPocket Men How To Choose A Bow Tie

The majority of our customers like the ease of pre-tied bow ties, they are ready to go straight out the packet, and the look holds in place all day!


Self-Tie Bow Ties

Self-Tie bow ties are exactly that, much like a traditional necktie they need to be tied into shape, but the advantage is get it right and people in the know will know!

Don't be too worried about the perfect knot, there are many guides out there to show you how to tie a bow tie, but one thing is don't get hung up on perfection!

Trust us, if your look is slightly asymmetric people aren't going to hold it against you, they will be far more impressed you went for a self-tied bow tie, and that's a great ice breaker too!

In store we stock two types of self-tie bows, the Butterfly Bow Tie and The Diamond Point Buttery Bow.


The Butterfly Bow-Tie


PickaPocket Men How To Choose A Bow Tie

Diamond Point Butterfly Bow Tie

PickaPocket Men How To Choose A Bow Tie

The main difference between the two is the pointed outer edge, the classic butterfly gives a blunt stop, whereas the pointed end gives a sharp edgy look.

The choice is up to you, but it's a bit like selecting the right glasses, not all styles suit all people, face shape and the style you are trying to achieve dictates a lot.

Once tied the bow tie the aim is to have the finished bow the same width as your face, or just slightly narrower.

Choosing The Killer Look

There's so many patterns out there it can be so hard to find the perfect style, but as with anything the more you get into the swing of wearing and buying bow ties you will find your unique edge.

Our outline advice for those of you just venturing into the world of bows wold be.

Always wear YOU, it's important you feel comfortable, it's likely you will be wearing your bow at an event, where you might feel a little uncomfortable. So if that's you look for a strong design, but perhaps a more understated colour for your first outing might help you.

If on the other hand you are the life and soul of the party, go big! Choose a stand out bold design, you won't regret it!

The key, as with any accessory is it's a microcosm of you!

Avoid matching too closely to your outfit, your bow tie is a unique opportunity to wear an attention grabbing statement piece. You don't want that to pale and fade into the realms of boring.

Whatever you go for remember this, bow ties are really cool, the more you wear them the more you will get used to the look and feel! So go for it, stand out in a good way!

When you get a bow tie right!

Take a look at one of our previous customers on his wedding day! I think you will agree, this is getting it right! Well done sir!


PickaPocket Men How To Choose A Bow Tie


Good luck with choosing your style, but of you need us feel free to ask us more at


 Thank you PickaPocket Team!


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