Bow Ties for Christmas
Christmas is fast approaching. Last year I was just starting up this blog. So, I didn’t have much to say about the subject.
Dressing for the Holidays
Now that I’ve blogged for multiple holidays – Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. In some cases, it is ok to go a little crazy like on Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter when there are established color schemes associated with the occasion. However, I feel that it’s better to tone things down on Halloween (incorporate a bow tie into a costume instead of wearing a Halloween themed one with bats or pumpkins) and Thanksgiving when the focus is the food and comfort when devouring it.
Christmas Bow Ties
I think that Christmas is a day when one can have a little bit more fun with the patterns.
A couple of years ago I lived in the Washington, DC area. The dress code there was very conservative — even for liberals! Most men wore dark colored suits with subtle — if any — patterns. Shirts were white. Neckwear was calm and nothing too more than safe colors and patterns. It was so boring and uninspiring. Even women couldn’t dress the way they would like to.
One of my friends there is a lawyer (yes, they have those there) who was a successful partner at a large firm, and he dressed like it. While he didn’t commit any fashion faux pas, his wardrobe was conservative just like many other men who were in equivalent positions as him. However, that changed for a very limited time of year. During December, he would wear Christmas themed ties. Some would have trees. Others had reindeer. You get the picture. His ties were smart as in they were would pick one element of Christmas and focus on it and not try to represent the entire holiday.
If the DC dress code allowed this novelty, that says something. With this in mind, I feel that it is fine to wear some theme bow ties.
One I have my eye on is Bow Tie Club’s Festive Santa (pictured above) with a light blue background. The great thing about it is that it has Santa, who only has to share the scene with a snow flake. The Santas and snow flakes are repeated, and this helps keep the pattern calm while festive at the same time.
There are certainly other similar bow ties that have holiday elements without overdoing them in the pattern.
So… Enjoy the holidays!