A bow tie can be described as a form of necktie. This primarily consists of a ribbon of a fabric symmetrically tied to the collar of a shirt, such that the two opposite ends form loops. There are three (3) types of bow ties; the pre-tied bow ties (type of tie in which the distinctive bow is sewn onto a band that goes around the neck and clips to fasten); the clip on bow ties (type of tie that dispense with the band altogether, instead clipping straight to the collar); and the self tie (consisting of a strip of cloth which the wearer has to tie by hand, also called freestyle bow tie).
Basically, bow ties may be of any fabric material, but are chiefly of silk, cotton, polyester, and other fabric blend. A bow tie is always a great choice outside the thought of the style being conventional.
However, African prints are today making statements in the world of fashion through different dressing styles to stay afloat in the business and lifestyle. Having an African outfit (boubou, grand boubou, pagne, dashiki, kaftan, etc) are not enough without imitating some Western styles to be cultured in an African way. Hence, this is the essence of bow ties being styled in African prints to be representative of Africa heritage.
Ankara Bow Ties
These are ties made of 100 percent fine cotton fabric with adjustable collar size. This bow tie is simply perfect for everyday wears and special occasions. It is indeed an excellent choice for weddings, birthdays, and other social functions. The collar size is always between adjustable length of approximately 14.5 inches to 17.5 inches.
Ankara bow ties are simply perfect finishing touch to classical party outfit. This ready-tied bow is an elegant style and can be easily adjusted in length to fit virtually any neck size. Each bow tie comes with a matching pocket square for an elegant overall look.
Also, for the women, there is African print Ankara bow ties with 100 percent handmade of cotton. They have pre-tied design features with neck comfort levels lending a dapper finishing touch to any occasion outfit.
Kente Bow Ties
This preferably embody African elegance by transforming the conventional plain suits into the attractive reflection of African culture with the original Kente bow ties. Originally, Kente cloth originated with the Ashanti people of Ghana, but it has now become an African trademark that communicates the sense of Africa to almost everyone. Being an 100 percent cotton fabric material, it considerably makes ethnic fashion statement.
The Kente bow ties can be of prettied adjustable style as it showcases African heritage. Often times, it can be 5.5 Inches long, with the neck strap accommodating a 21 inch neck. This can be adorably worn for weddings, dinner parties, and other social functions.
Kitenge Bow Ties
These are handmade, unique, and original African Kitenge print bow ties. Kitenge’s stylish and sophisticated bow ties are made of 100 percent cotton. With this beautiful African print fabric, there is the propensity of standing out in a crowd, especially at black tie events and weddings.
They are mostly of adjustable type with four (4) different styles: Afuga, Afaayo, Atonda, and Sanyu.
The styles are self ties with adjustable neck strap of 20 inches each.