Five Bow Ties

Bow Tie Quotes

Bow ties have a lot of fans who sing their praises through these wonderful quotes:

Find out what Justin Timberlake has to say about bow ties and gentlemen.

To its devotees the bow tie suggests iconoclasm of an Old World sort, a fusty adherence to a contrarian point of view. The bow tie hints at intellectualism, real or feigned, and sometimes suggests technical acumen, perhaps because it is so hard to tie. Bow ties are worn by magicians, country doctors, lawyers and professors and by people hoping to look like the above. But perhaps most of all, wearing a bow tie is a way of broadcasting an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think… A list of bow-tie devotees reads like a Who’s Who of rugged individualists: Theodore Roosevelt, Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill and Fred Astaire wore bow ties, as did Senators Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York and Paul Simon of Illinois.

Warren St. John of The New York Times


Wearing a bow tie is a statement. Almost an act of defiance.

Rick Kaplan, former TV news producer at ABC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC

Read about a few men who wear (or wore) bow ties as an act of defiance, and check out a tie that makes a strong statement.


Bow ties are cool.

Matt Smith during his tenure as Doctor Who


Whenever I wear one, women smile.

-Social Primer founder Cooper Ray as quoted by The Wall Street Journal

Learn why they make women smile.


When you wear a bow tie, doors open for you. Your posture is a little more erect; your shoulders are a little further back; your style is a little more dynamic. It’s about the reestablishment of the gentleman.

-Former American Football (Gridiron) player Dhani Jones


See the bowtie? I wear it and I don’t care. That’s why it’s cool.

-Scottish TV writer and producer Steven Moffat


You can’t dribble on bow ties.

-Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka “Dr. Seuss“)


What we used to say was whoever had the bow tie got to lead the band. There was never any jealousy.

-American clarinetist Pete Fountain


Crocodile on my feet
Fox fur on my back
Bowtie ’round my neck
That’s why they call me gangsta mack
In the Cadillac!! Yeah!!!

-Lyrics from Outkast’s “Bow Tie


And representing the haters…

It’s the truth that you should never trust anybody who wears a bow tie. Cravat’s supposed to point down to accentuate the genitals. Why’d you wanna trust somebody whose tie points out to accentuate his ears?

Doc Wilson from the flick State and Main