A black bow tie is the quintessential formal look with a white shirt and a black tuxedo. It seriously is the definition of ‘classic’ when it comes to neck wear. Think of any star-studded event that you’ve seen on TV or countless films such as the James Bond series and you’d be hard pressed to not find a black bow tie somewhere. This tie is made with a fabric called microfibre which is thought of as a man-made equivalent to silk. This means that it’s much more stain resistant than a silk tie but still has the elegant sheen and luxurious feel to it. Microfibre ties are also one of the most popular for uniforms and those in the service industry. It also means that no silk worms had to be exploited!