I blame Doctor Who for this recent increase in the number of people wearing bow ties. Please don’t get me wrong, I also think bow-ties are cool, just not suitable for everyday wear. Fact! You don’t need a bow-tie to go shopping in the supermarket! But given that it is Caturday I thought I would give our cat friends a chance to show me how cool bow-ties can be, so let the fashion judgement commence as I bring you…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Bow Ties
10 – “Of course I dress up to watch Doctor Who! I am a true Whovian!”
FACT: Marv Beloff is the inventor of the wooden bow tie and sold his first one in 1993. But the strange part is he has sold over a million of them to date.
9 – “Of course I wear a Bow-Tie, I’m 100% British!”
FACT: A high-quality silk bow tie will require the cocoons of over 100 silkworms!
8 – “I prefer milk than blood, but I am still kind of scary!”
FACT: The city of Shengzhou in China is officially the world‘s biggest bow tie producers and they make over 200 million of them each and every year!
7 – “They only make me wear this, so they can see me in the dark.”
FACT: Just how useful it might be is anyone’s guess, but it is possible to buy a bulletproof bow tie that will stop a 9mm bullet!
6 – “…..please kill me.”
FACT: If a person starts to collect bow ties they are classed as a Grabatologist! Sounds like something very different if you ask me.
5 – “The luck of the Irish is what this bow-tie brings to be sure, to be sure.”
FACT: In some European countries it is considered office etiquette for women to always wear a bow tie! I have to say that I don’t think I have ever seen a female wearing one.
4 – “I’m Copernicus, and I have been wearing these since Doctor Who was born!”
FACT: Bow ties are popular among a vast range of people. Women, children men and it seems even pets! But the fact here is that twice as many people are happy to wear a bow tie than a normal necktie.
3 – “Now that was a party! What is that orange thing? Did I cough that up?!?”
FACT: Can you name all the professions that normally wear a bow tie? Well here are just a few – waiters, professors, Classical musicians, Clowns and paediatricians wear bow ties more frequently as compared with neckties because children could not grab them as they could do with neckties.
2 – “I might well be blind, but I still know that I look good in a bow-tie!”
FACT: Bow ties come in all shapes, sizes and indeed colours. But it is the common black bow tie that sells the most, in fact over 50% of all bow ties sold are black!
1 – “I will not come out from behind here until you promise to take this thing off!”
FACT: In the early 80’s it was considered the comedy club dress code for everyone to wear bow ties! The audience, comedians and even the staff had to wear them!