Of course, I’d prefer no ties at all, but if I have to wear them, I think bow ties are awesome. Ties are really the only way men are truly able to stand apart, and I have had co-workers comment on my unique tie collection.
I have recently added a few bow ties to my collection and must say, now that I know how to tie them, I’ll be getting more.
Not to shill for a company, but there’s an excellent vendor of bow ties called Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont. They send out a print catalog four times per year and have a web presence as well. I strongly recommend them!
If I could get away with wearing my one (expensive! why would an ascot be expensive?) ascot, I’d do it. I only wear it when going to the opera, and stopping for a beer pre/after, bartenders are always like “rocking the ascot.” (Said in a “copy-making man” tone – I groin punch them if they’re not friends. Only way to be sure).
Bow-“ties”? Power to you if you can make it work, lady. Seriously, good for you – you’re a better man than me.