Here's one I seldom choose to wear -- I don't love the pattern of the fabric. But it's okay for very occasional wear. The color is a more vivid maroon than it appears in this photo.
Bow ties need a certain studied nonchalance to work right.
I think the best bow I ever tied still had plenty of inherent nonchalance. They virtually never come out perfect; you can always tell they're hand-tied, which is all I care about.
The other day I tied one while walking down the street I checked it by looking in a car window. I should have got a photo perhaps next time, I did think it look pretty good, and it proved to me that I was getting better at tying a bow tie.
An eighth-grade lad wanted to wear a bow tie for his promotion ceremony and came to me for a "lesson." Knowing from experience that tying a bow tie is a process, not an act, I did the bow for him. First time I'd done it on someone else.
Let me dig this solid cat and see what jumps in that wig of his that's causing all the flip on the vine.