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The African bow tie

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Bow ties, an accessory for formal events. Photos by dominic bukenya.

Bow ties, an accessory for formal events. Photos by Dominic Bukenya. 



Posted  Sunday, July 13   2014 at  01:00

In Summary

The bow tie is currently one of the leading must-have accessories.

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You can still pull off your bow tie on numerous looks like the tuxedo, shorts and shirt look or even a pair of chino pants smart casual look without looking like a geek.
You can however step it up with an African custom-made bow tie.

With this tie, you can stand out from the rest, with your African print bow.
Better still, you can have a full set of the bow tie, waist coat, and pocket square, all in the same print and match this to your glamorous affair event.

The size of your bow tie will vary depending on what outfit your matching it with. For instance, the large bow would be a good match for a geeky look particularly matched with shorts or chinos, while bow wore with a suit or very formal outfit should be medium-sized.

To make your bow tie pieces fun, go for funky prints like Ankara, or even animal prints.
You can shop for your bow at Stella Atal, with prices ranging from Shs15,000 to Shs20,000 and at Vanessa Ikwang’s from Shs 10,000.