Can You Wear a Straight Necktie With a Tuxedo?

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Can You Wear a Straight Necktie With a Tuxedo?

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Whenever Cary Grant showed up in a tuxedo, he wore a bow tie. So did JFK, Sidney Poitier and Steve McQueen. And so should you, said Ilaria Urbinati, a stylist who tends to the looks of actors such as Donald Glover and Riz Ahmed: “If you’re going to wear a tux, own it and do the bow tie. A [straight] tie comes off as, ‘I’m not really committing to this.’”

Two stars who might balk at that characterization: Christian Bale and Michael Strahan, who strung on straight ties with their tuxes at last year’s Oscars. Ignore such…

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