Bow ties may have fallen out of vogue some time during the early-mid 20th century, but as a fashion accessory it seems they are making something of a (admittedly limited) comeback Maybe there's one bow tie wearer now for every 1000 regular tie wearers out there. But curiously people have never entirely stopped wearing them
Wearing a bow tie seems to have different connotations than it did, say, 50 years ago. Back then, one might see a scientist employed at NASA wearing a bow tie (naturally with thick black plastic framed glasses) in a rather un-selfconscious manner and it evoked associations of nerdiness...technical expertise....careful precision.....detail orientation, but nowadays it seems that the folks you see wearing them do so with a considered in-your-face deliberateness as if they are trying to project an image of intentional eccentricity. Would you agree?
Anyone here ever wear a bow tie, or perhaps has a grandfather who wears one?
What associations do the bow tie's first cousins, the string tie and bolo tie, evoke?
Is there an equivalent female fashion item that evokes a somewhat similar impression?