I went to an incredible black tie affair last night. Downtown Chicago. Saturday night. One of the swankiest venues in town. A very classy bride and groom. A bride and mother-in-law in the wedding planning business. Needless to say, the party was done to the nines. Maybe the best I've ever seen. So I was shocked to find that of 200 guests [~100 men] only 9 or 10 of us wore a proper bow tie.
Guys ... do yourselves a favor. Next time the occasion calls for black tie ... get a proper haircut, an understated pair of cuff-links, shine your shoes, watch the video below. Trust me ... the bow tie will make you stand out from the crowd. Some times things are 'traditional' for a reason -- because they drip with class.
Anyone have other examples of dying traditions in need of resurrection?