- Classic Bow Tie(Thistle of Semi-Butterfly)Bow ties that have a wing size of 2.25"-2.75" are most popular.
- Narrow Bow Ties(Batwing Bows). The Batwing bow tie is narrow and has a look that resembles a mix between classic bow tie and ribbon atypically has a size of 1.5" - 2".
- Large Butterfly Bow Tie The butterfly is a large bow tie that typically measures a wing size of 3"-3.5".
- Bow Ties with Pointed Ends Bow ties that have pointed ends are perfect for those that want something unique while still adhering to a strict black tie dress code.
The bow tie originated amongCroatian mercenariesduring the Prussian wars of the 17th century: the Croat mercenaries used a scarf around the neck to hold together the opening of their shirts. This was soon adopted (under the namecravat, derived from the French for "Croat") by the upper classes in France, then a leader in fashion, and flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries