I didn't wear ties at all except when forced to for some formal event. My go-to tie at the time was a 'long' tie with Garfield the cat in a double breasted pinstripe suit. Classy. It was my way to rebel against having this noose around my neck.
So, you want your fella to wear a bow tie.
Knowing that such men are part of the fellowship, make all of us more interesting.