Tuxedos: Bow tie or necktie?

People act surprised and ask why when I tell them they shouldn't wear neckties with tuxedos. Well, it's quite simple -- who would you rather look like? James Bond or that one guy wearing a Reservoir Dogs cosplay?

Two shawl collar tuxedos, one with a bow tie, one with a necktie. I think the winner here is clear.



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  1. You say that like Reservoir Dogs cosplay is a bad thing!

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    1. Not a bad thing in the right context, but at a black tie function... nah. You and the people around you deserve better. :)

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    2. Absolutely. I've been to black tie events where some of the most well-respected members of the community have turned up in hoodies and AFL guernseys, and I've felt over-dressed in my satin shawl collar and thistle bowtie. Still, it only makes it sweeter when other people put the effort in!

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    3. Yikes! Well, take comfort in that you actually respected your hosts' wishes. I guess it's the "I make money for myself so I can dress however I want" effect. But even Bill Gates put on a suit or tuxedo when requested.

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