Here are some examples of patterns I wear:
- A nice neat geometric purple tie from R. Hanauer.
- An orange spotted tie from BeauTies Ltd. This is a look I'd wear in summer with a light blue striped shirt, a blue blazer, & some khakis or a light color.
- Lastly this tie is a madras orange yellow and red tie from the Bow Tie Club. Something I plan on wearing with a blue or pink shirt this Spring and Summer in Atlanta.
Well to get you started you probably need to learn how to tie one. If you know how to tie your own shoes, it is the exact same not. For a video check out http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-tie-a-bow-tie.
Here is an example of it all pulled together:
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