Hi, Is it ever acceptable to wear a stand collar with a long necktie, and a morning coat? My Dad seems to think a stand collar is for bow ties only, while I've worn a long necktie to Lodge for years, with a stand collar. It isn't that I don't own a bow tie we as members have the right to wear a certain tie which we had made years ago. I would rather wear that tie, than a generic bow tie. Of course, for functions which are solely at night, and Masonic in nature (ie dinner parties) most people wear a suit or a dinner jacket. In that case, most people wear bow ties or a variant on such. What is better, a long tie or a bow tie worn with a stand collar to be worn with a morning coat for day functions? C.