Crystal Symphony June 2010
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Some of us even wear bow ties on informal nights!Nice comment .. I generally wear bow ties only with tux, but have admired those that are manually tied as they tend to a) have colorful nature, b) are more natural looking.
PS: The trick to learning to tie a bow tie is to start with it around your calf, or just about the knee. It is exactly the same knot as tying your shoe, and muscle memory will take care of the rest. Then it is easier to transfer that "reminded" muscle memory to your neck.
The other trick is that when you actually getting dressed for the evening, put on your tie at the earliest stage, so you don't get too hot and sweaty in the struggle. Shorts and shirt are all you should have on to avoid getting steamed up. (Once you have some practice, it won't be an issue.)
The other trick is to get your ties from the best source I have found: R. Hanauer. (bowties.com) Their woven fabrics are expensive, but spectacular. Be sure to have them send you free swatches to make your final decision.
Obviously one wears a bow tie with formal wear (tuxedo),Actually, it is now quite fashionable to wear a normal straight tie with a tux. This is especially true if wearing a vest (wescott). Obviously, wild colored ties would not be suitable.
Actually, it is now quite fashionable to wear a normal straight tie with a tux. This is especially true if wearing a vest (wescott). Obviously, wild colored ties would not be suitable.I mixed it up on my last Symphony cruise, just for variety. I wore a straight "formal" tie one formal night and wore bowties on the other formal nights.
Capricorn Dancer, welcome to Cruise Critic.Some might call it a classic. BTW, since this thread was started, ties are no longer required on BTO nights.
You have discovered a very old thread. Over nine year old.
Most wear "normal" ties, but some wear bowties. Either is fine. There are occasional string ties, also -- but lets skip that and make us both happy. <grin>So I should leave my Stetson, bolo and Tony Lamas at home?