Happy Father's Day To The Heartthrob Bow Tie Wearing Dads

Posted on 13 June 2017

I have always loved a man in a bow tie!  To me, it shows a personal style that oozes confidence.  

Bow ties have become synonymous with some celebrities, and in some cases, have completely defined their look. After all, imagine what would have become of Colonel Sanders, Orville Redenbacher, Bill Nye The Science Guy and The Cat in the Hat be if they didn't have their bow ties?

colonal sanders

Colonel Sanders

Orville Redenbacher

Orville Redenbacher

Cat in the hat

The Cat in the Hat

Bill Nye

Bill Nye

There are so many different fabrics, patterns, and styles of bow ties that every man is bound to find the one that suits his personality.  

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik yes, a famous shoe designer, but also a famous bow tie wearer!

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Pre-tied Vintage Gingham Bow Tie

Bow ties aren't as simple as they might seem to the novice wearer, they can be slim, normal or wide, self-Tie (or freestyle) that you tie yourself, pre tied or clip on.  They come in many shapes including; butterfly, western, batwing, diamond point, rounded, etc.

Vintage Large Butterfly Bow Tie

Vintage Large Butterfly Clip On Bow Tie

Vintage Bow Tie Dressing Vintage

Talbott Studio Burgundy Paisley Vintage Silk Bow Tie

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld is known to wear many styles of bow ties including this cravat bow.

So in honor of Father's Day, we'd like to take the time to pay tribute to some of our favorite bow tie wearing heartthrobs, who, by the way, are/were also dads.  These men understood the power of bow ties and wore them with style and sophistication.


Clark Gable

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

James Stewart Heartthrob

James Stewart


Cary Grant


Sidney Poitier


Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley

Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty


Paul Newman

Robert Redford Heartthrob

Robert Redford

James Bond himself even became known for his effortless ability to wear bow tie!  Every James Bond had his own flare for tying (or not tying) his own style of bow.


Sean Connery


David Niven


George Lazenby


Roger Moore

Timothy Dalton

Timothy Dalton

Pierce Brosnan


Daniel Craig

Michael Jackson Bow Tie

Michael Jackson


Robert Downey Jr.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Bruce Willis Bow Tie

Bruce Willis

Harriston Ford Bow Tie

Harrison Ford

Will Smith in Bow tie

Will Smith

Johnny Depp heartthrob in bow tie

Johnny Depp

Prince William in bow tie

Prince William

Justin Timberlake Heartthrob in bow tie

Justin Timberlake

Taye Diggs Bow Tie

Taye Diggs

Channing Tatum in bow tie

Channing Tatum

Ryan Gossling

Ryan Gossling

Chris Hemsworth

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds



Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

So, whether you are reading this for yourself, your husband, or your father, embrace the timeless magic of the bow tie! Find the particular tie that brings out that inner James Bond, Usher or Cary Grant. After all, isn't every man a potential heartthrob just waiting to be discovered?!

Happy Father's Day from Dressing Vintage!

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