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A list of bow tie devotees reads like a Who’s Who of rugged individualists.
—The New York Times
Those who write about bow ties often mention famous people who wear or have worn them. These writers often make the point that the image conveyed to others by a bow tie can be affected by associations with celebrities and famous people in the past.
A common fashion accessory in the nineteenth century, the bow tie had positive associations by mid-twentieth century, bolstered by real-world personalities like President Franklin Roosevelt and the “political genius” Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill as well as “devil-may-care” characters portrayed in movies by actors like Humphrey Bogart and Frank Sinatra. By the 1970s, however, the bow tie became associated with nerds and geeks, such as the slapstick characters played by Jerry Lewis, and Mayberry’s fictional deputy sheriff, Barney Fife. This perception was reinforced by the bow tie’s association with Pee-wee Herman and U.S. Senator Paul Simon.
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