Wearing a bow tie is not as scary or pretentious as some may say. Find the confidence to try new or classic things that gives you automatic membership to the Gentleman’s club and gives you access to the cool guy’s lounge. You demand a sense of honorable presence in whatever environment you’re in, yet a cool casual sense of comfort-ability.
Add some weight to the bow by choosing seasonal fabrics such as wool or tweed. Have it compliment the look, not overpower. Your date will appreciate it (shows you have character), your boss will look at you in a different light (shows you think outside the box).
lollieshopping.com: Nick Wooster is the Men’s Fashion Director at Neiman Marcus and well-recognized throughout the fashion blogosphere for his forward, inspirational and downright handsomely elegant sense of style.
Q: Why is it that men are not as fashion obsessed as women are? Is it the marketing, or is it just the way we’re built?
Nick Wooster: "I think it’s the way we’re built. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. I think it’s just built into our gene pool."
Q: What do guys have to look forward to for Spring?
Nick Wooster: "I think in Spring you’re going to see a continuation of military, and we’re going to really focus on that. And how I think it looks really cool is when you pair it with something preppy. I love the idea of military and preppy: “prepitary.” Shorts are going to be the silhouette of the season. You’ll see a lot of shorts with jackets. As for shoes, we love the boat shoe, chukka boots and ankle boots. And the color blue is everywhere."