Good evening gentlemen. As a newer convert to the bowtie I have taken a few opportunities to wear them to church. First let me address the faithful. The title of the post is in jest. I do NOT attend church to gain accolades for sartorial choices. I simply enjoy dressing nicer these days and the folks at church appreciate it (particularly elder members) when anyone under the age of 50 puts forth the effort.
The gist of it is I was more than surprised to find that most people are VERY supportive the choice. More than that I was taken aback by the younger men and their positive feedback. No one made any nerd or old fogey jokes. I wore a pleated natural linen trouser with a light blue Jos. A. Bank fitted dress shirt. The tie is essentially a regimental pattern of navy blue and Kelly green. I am not sure if regimental ties should have equal sized colour bands to meet the requirement but this one is more like 5/8 inch navy stripes and 3/16 inch gteen stripes. It workrd quite well and drew such nice compliments. Get out the bowties lads. They work better than you think.