It's National Bow Tie Day, which is an excellent occasion to revisit this accessory. Apparently, bow ties were invented in the 1700s and started out as scarves. Their popularity changed over the centuries and they are definitely back in style today. Indochino featured them heavily in their latest Modern Dandy Collection and there are a number of nice bow ties available in all styles and fabrics from $39.
Not sure how to tie a bow tie? Check out this excellent illustrated guide on Art of Manliness (a great website, by the way, but I am sure you know that already). So, who is wearing a bow tie today to celebrate?