Business. Casual.

This is going to be vague.  Just bear with me.

If you have to *try* to be unique, you aren't being unique.

Just because something is trendy, doesn't mean it works on everyone.

Bow ties are a little gimmicky.  Here are three people who pull them off:

Louis Farrakhan. It's a look, to be sure.  Is that a clip-on?

Orville Redenbacher. He looks eerily like my late maternal grandmother.  Similar hairstyles.

Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman).  I know you are, but what am I?

If the dress code has been designated business casual, a tie is overkill.  In this case, a bow tie is just douchey.

I'm getting a not-so-fresh feeling here.

But you know, I wore a bee costume to host a company meeting once.  Another time, I wore a grass skirt.  I get the need to prepare for a role.

But what's my mantra to you?  Don't over think it.

You are way, way overthinking it.

You'll never read this, but I have to say it.  You want  to look like a professor?  How about this one:

But for the love of all that is holy, wear an undershirt.  It's the right thing to do.