BRAVO! You have finished your formal education. Those tireless hours of study, classwork, exams and extra-curricula commitments are done and dusted. Now it's time to celebrate your hard work. Graduation time baby! Being the trendsetter you are, you don't want to do the normal suit and tie. That's boring. You want quirky, fun and super stylish. Well look no further. A wooden bow tie is the answer. With their natural wood grain and attention grabbing style, wooden bow ties are the perfect choice for the guy that wants to stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons on such an important day. There are many different ways to wear a wooden bow tie and of course it all comes down to your personal style and how creative you want to be. But hey, you can do with some help, so here are five great styles to rock your graduation:
1. Match your Wooden Bow Tie with a Sweet Sweater Vest
Who can resist the preppy look? It never goes out of fashion. Embrace the preppy look by teaming your wooden bow tie with a sweater vest made from a luxury fabric like merino wool or cashmere. Yeah, cashmere boy. The vibrant contrast between these super luxe fabrics and the natural warmth of the wooden bow tie create a tantalizing texture in your outfit. If you really want to show off that wooden bow tie, go with a V neck sweater. Yeah it's peacock'in at it's finest, but it just goes to show how versatile a wooden bow tie is.
2. Rock a Denim Shirt with a Wooden Bow Tie.
If you prefer understated casual over the prep life, then why not rock a wooden bow tie with your favorite denim shirt? This is a great way to spruce up your wardrobe staple and you still get to wear your favorite piece to graduation. By teaming wood with denim, you will give your outfit a real vintage and rustic feel that is very on trend right now. Be sure to throw on some dark pants to ensure that the overall look is formal enough. Some effort is needed eh? It is your graduation.
3. Simple White Button up Shirt & Wooden Bow Tie. Oh yeah. Hot!
We are not talking your Dad's daggy white business shirt boy. Get yourself a well fitted button up white shirt with a stiff collar and combine it with your wooden bow tie. Sharp and sophisticated is the goal here and you will smash it. That graduation ceremony will not know what hit it. The key to choosing a well-fitting shirt is to ensure the shoulder seam sits exactly with the shoulder and that you can fit two fingers between your collar and your neck. Yes, that requires some effort, but it's worth it as it ensures that the rest of the shirt will fit properly and flatter your body type. A white shirt is a blank canvas and really makes your wooden bow tie pop! Add in some good quality suspenders and boom. Style god. Rock that Graduation.
4. Wear Your Wooden Bow Tie with Suspenders.
We mentioned suspenders before for a good reason and we are going to go into more detail. Pay attention! If you pride yourself on being fashion forward and always standing out from the crowd then pairing your wooden bow tie with some good quality suspenders is one heck of a style statement. Skinny suspenders in a dark block color or with subtle stripes (such as in navy blue and white or burgundy and beige) look best with this look. Don't go the cheap option either. They suck. Invest in good quality suspenders. We suggest double clip braces with a Y back style. Team with a shirt that is tightly tucked into your pants and add your wooden bow tie. BAM! Instant sophisticated style. It’s sure to attract attention from the rest of your graduating class, and for all the right reasons!
5. Wooden Bow Tie + Color = Awesome.
People often shy away from color when choosing an outfit for their graduation, as they want a look that is simple and classic: something which won’t show signs of age in their photographs. You know what. That's boring. This only happens once. Do things differently and celebrate your individual style and daring personality! Why not stick to simple and classic shapes (such as a fitted button down) but inject your personality by using color: you could also opt for a wooden bow tie that has been stained or has an interesting pattern design. Why not opt for your school colors for a look that will be a real crowd pleaser. School spirit. Impress the socks off those teachers one more time.
The wooden bow tie is the perfect way to make your outfit stand out on your day in the spot light. This modern twist on the classic accessory is perfect for the man that wants to create an outfit that has universal appeal but will still set him apart from his peers. Your graduation day is a special and important day that you will never forget: why not choose to wear a wooden bow tie to ensure that your outfit looks and feels as good as you do!