I've been reading through my copy if Ivy Illustrated regularly and it's definitely been one of the elements that spurred me on to wearing bow ties this season. The simple and small use of colour, material or contrast really can set the tone for the rest of your outfit. Whether you're going formal or sporting denim, the bow tie can play a vital roll. Black watch is one of my favourite patterns around so it's only natural that I'm a fan of it included in some neck wear. As well as Ivy Illustrated highlights the bow tie, it gives praise to J.Press – the two come hand in hand. For under $60 I can't think of a better way to compliment a striped oxford or pair with a plaid club collar.