I thought they were interesting, I thought they were a sometimes-alternative, but I certainly didn't think they were cool. That changed when I came to Brooks and I was told that we were all going to be wearing them for the grand opening of our new store. I owned a couple of slim Dolce and Gabbana batwing bow-ties, but I wanted something new. I flipped through the racks of hanging bow-ties, until spotting their slim pointed-end bow-ties, only a few that had probably been brought in to test the market.
I picked out two, and I've been hooked ever since. A well-trained gentleman can make a good bow-tie work in almost any situation, have he only the right the right tie for the job, and that's why they're one of my style essentials.
More photos after the jump.