A white Marcella cotton bow tie is the only appropriate tie to wear with a tailcoat.
Ours are made by hand by Le Noeud Papillon and offered in both sized and adjustable versions of the classic diamond point shape. 2 1/4" (5.75 cm) wide at the widest point.
The sized bows are single piece ties so there is no adjustor to be visible behind a wing collared shirt. They are offered in 3 cm (roughly half inch) neck size increments:.
The 85 cm bow fits 15" (38 cm) necks.
The 88 cm bow fits 15 3/4" (40 cm) necks.
The 91 cm bow fits 16" (41 cm) necks.
The 94 cm bow fits 16 1/2" (42 cm) necks.
The 96 cm bow fits 17" (43 cm) necks.
The 97 cm bow fits 17 1/2" (44 cm) necks.
The 100 cm bow fits 18" (45 cm) necks.
To measure your neck, wrap a measuring tape around it, beginning at about one inch above the meeting of your neck and shoulders. Round up to the next full centimeter.
The adjustable diamond point fits necks 14 1/2" to 18" (37 cm to 46 cm). Wear it with a turndown collar. May be ordered pre-tied by hand so it looks as though you did it yourself (single piece ties may not be pre-tied).