by E.L Cravatte
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Combining men's braces with a bow tie, this is how you do it!

Bow tie close up

At we are increasingly being asked whether you can combine a bow or bow tie with braces. We say wholeheartedly: ‘yes’ that is certainly possible!

That braces are functional, practical and a fashion statement is now well known. Whether you like classic braces, plain braces, braces with a motif or leather braces, you can match any kind of brace with a bow tie. You can combine a bow tie with any shirt, as long as you can close the collar. This is the best way to show off the bow tie. First ask yourself what occasion you want to wear your bow tie on. For an informal occasion, for example, your shirt may have a button-down collar. If you want to wear a bow tie with a tuxedo, choose for example a wide-spread collar.

Below we would like to give you some useful tips to make the ultimate combinations.

  • With plain braces you have many options. Choose for example a checked bow to give your outfit more colour and excitement.
  • If you choose braces with a motif, don't make it difficult for yourself and choose a plain bow made of satin silk, for example.
  • If classic braces with leather loops and buttons are your favourite, a woollen bow tie will go well with this style for a more casual look. This contrasts nicely with the classic look of your braces.

Wool bow tie

Don't fancy a bow tie, but you're looking for a more serious look? Men's braces can also be combined with your favourite tie.

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Different types of braces

Different types of braces

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Tessa Eames
Excellent tie, silky soft material and extra long as advertised. Allows taller folk to tie knots that use more length.
Thrilled with the tie….absolutely perfect colour and quality. Service and delivery were without fault. About to order two further ties!
Tessa Eames
Excellent service and quality. I ordered replacement leather ends for braces. They arrived within a few days and I am very satisfied.
Sometimes the quality of on line purchases is not what is claimed. This company seems to be honest and what it says is what you get.
Robert Little
I attend many motorsport awards yearly and wanted some braces that were in fitting. These were just prefect.
Quality is of the highest standard and beautifully made. Very pleased with my purchase.
Order process was simple, delivered in a timely manner and communication was good.
I’d highly recommended and would definitely order again in future.
Julian Batten-Dale
I ordered a pair of braces for my husband as part of his Christmas gift. He was over the moon with them and they are of really lovely quality. The colours in the two-tone set I chose go really well together and he\'s already worn them multiple times over the holidays. Delivery was also very quick!
Ffion Williams-Cormany

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