Matching Patterned Bow Ties
As a general rule: The larger the fabric pattern and the stronger the contrast between different colors, the more casual the bow tie will appear. Bow ties with noticeable pattern such as polka dots, paisleys, or tartan checks are best for casual and smart-business wear. Such bowties are commonly associated with certain professions such as college professors. Fine patterns such as delicate stripes, birds eye pattern, pique, or fine ribbed texture can be a great alternative to the classic black bow tie worn at formal black tie events .