03/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

The Bow Tie Is Back

However enigmatic the statement is in context, it gets right at a key point in men's style -- that is, dandyish one-upmanship. And if you think such movies strain credulity when the villains come back to life despite repeated puncture wounds, take a look, if you will, at the bow tie.

Only a few years ago it was all but left for dead; men were ditching it even as part of a tuxedo. But as seen at the Academy Awards ceremony last month, the name of the game for many men, Daniel Day-Lewis among them, is Bow Tie: Resurrection.

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