Despite their popularity on the catwalks, bow ties are still a piece that garner mixed reactions. In our experience, this tends to be because people have extremely strong stereotypes of bow tie wearers that they didn’t have with other out of style pieces that made a comeback (ala cardigans, boat shoes, etc). For one reason or another, a bow tie is one of the few pieces that can still elicit a ‘you’re wearing a bow tie?!’ response from a stranger. This alone is reason enough for most people on the fence about bow ties to lose all confidence and stick to buttoning up the top button of a shirt instead. If you can get over that hump then this Hackett bow tie would be a great purchase when Fall comes around.