Tying a bow tie is not rocket science, but it is an important man-skill that is coming back into mainstream usage. I don't have anything against clip-on bow ties, but the real deal can be worn with just a bit more pride, and there's no chance it will come un-clipped and fall off. In this video I was wearing my organic cotton shirt from CPas and a vintage plaid bow tie, but don't forget that I have a line of sustainable, vegan, made-in-NYC bow ties under my Brave GentleMan label!

Thrift stores are FULL of them, and here's a few handsome, ethical bow ties to choose from: