An eggplant self tie bow tie is the ultimate in suave sophistication. Worn with a black suit and white shirt for the superlative effect, it is also very impressive with silver and all grey tones. 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!