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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

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Excellent product; easy to use website and ordering process.
Bob Taylor
A great company to deal with, ties are really good quality, I definitely will be dealing with them again.
Raymond Maguire
very good for the mony
Denis Michael Daniel Coll
good quality, excellent style and prompt delivery
Philip Lyons
I would like to thank you for the prompt service you provided. The men in the group looked amazing and the colour of the ties matched their waistcoats perfectly. Thank you
Karen Nugent
The Braces are superb so good I bought another pair, excellent quality, don’t know how I managed to do without them, great items highly recommend
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