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Style Guide: Summer Bow Tie Style

FashionAnthony VerissimoComment

The warmer season of formal events is upon us; outdoor weddings, garden parties, and the racing carnivals throughout Australia are all summer activities that are perfect occasions to pull out your dapper-est accessory from its glorious display and put it to use. We're talking, of course, about the bow tie. 

Our Bow Ties lend perfectly to the summer look. The light cotton nature of our fabrics tend to provide much more flexibility to transfer you summer suit into a more casual look then the traditional silk and heavy bow tie fabrics.

Summer weddings and other occasions that gentlemen are dressing up for in the summer time seems to promote more personality and colours. We love that!

So what works at a summer wedding, the races or that new years garden party. We have decided to present some ideas below. The main key is to keep the primary colours, those on your pants, shirt and jacket, plain and light, and bring colour in through your accessories (Bow tie, pocket square, suspenders, hats, lapel pins ect)

Check out some of our bow ties for your suit this summer:

Short Sleeve Shirt

We love this style! Prefect for beach weddings and garden parties a Bow Tie with a short sleeve shirt works. You could accompany this with a pair of chinos or even shorts and loafers. Keep the shirt light and bring out colours in your accessories. Having the suspenders and bow tie a different colour, yet a similar shade works really well.

Long Sleeve Shirt

Similar to the shirt sleeve option keep the shirt and pants light and the bow ties colours bright. Suspenders are a great way of also adding colour and texture. We have noticed a lot of wedding parties now wearing suspenders in summer weddings and they look great. Some inspiration below


For those wanting to wear a more traditional suit you could also tailor it to summer conditions. Gentleman are removing belts, wearing loafers and replacing the traditional shoes and adding colour through visible socks. The summer colours of light blue, greys and navy also add that touch of casual summer attire. Even repalcing the pants from your suit set with chinos or a linen pant will work. Some great interpretations below.

Whatever style you choose, enjoy your summer event! And try and bring our your personality in your clothing... Summer is the perfect summer to do so