The bow tie is a staple in every preppy man's wardrobe. We pull them out when many others opt for a traditional tie. The bow tie became popular by the French during the 18th century, and today still has an air of old-world charm that surrounds it. I find that they have become a bit whimsical in nature, often offered in bright colors and fun prints. The bow tie always makes for a fun option. Lilly Pulitzer has a few bow ties in its spring line, but I wish there were more choices, but what's a preppy guy to do?