Bow-tie Briefing

“It’s only human nature to resent being told what to wear, when to wear it, what to eat–”

”Or whether you can wear a bow tie?” chimed in Justice Stevens, who rarely, if ever, wears any other neckwear on the bench.

—from an argument before the Supreme Court about whether Orthodox Jews should be exempt from the military dress code’s ban on indoor hat-wearing, New York Times, January 17, 1986.

Red White & Blue Stripes - The Patriotic Collection: 7 DIY Bow-Ties on 1 Yard of Fabric

 

A bow-tie is a provocation

…no single male fashion accessory provokes as much emotion as the bow tie.

New York Times, June 26, 2005

No single male fashion accessory provokes as much emotion as the bow tie.

 

What other people think

Wearing a bow tie is a way of broadcasting an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think.

New York Times, June 26, 2005

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