Four Bow Tie Bans
Apparently some people feel that bow ties aren’t for everyone. These organizations feel so much that they’ve instituted bans on this particular type of neckwear. Here are four examples:
- In 2007, wearing bow ties (as well as other types of ties) was banned in Gilan — an Iranian province. There’s a concern for “anti-cultural items” hitting the shelves. Source: NCRI – National Council of Resistance of Iran
- Male missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints want to stand out for a good reason, and for that reason they have strict dress guidelines. Thus, the Mormon Church requires them to “wear only business- or professional-style ties.” Due to this very conservative “Sunday Best” dress code, the Church considers bow ties unacceptable. Source: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- It is worth pointing out that many distinguished blokes have sported bow ties. So, come on Mormons!
- While health concerns should come before fashion, not all medical experts agree that ditching ties is a wise thing; for instance, wearing ties helps doctors stand out while showing respect and fostering positive patient relationships.