A bow tie (also sometimes spelled as bowtie or bow-tie) was a necktie worn tied around the neck in a bow.
It was part of the everyday attire of principal Stanford S. Strickland at Hill Valley High School in both 1955 and 1985. However, it remains unknown as to whether Mr. Strickland also wore a bow tie at any time outside of school hours.
Behind the scenes
- Dr. Emmett Brown's lab assistant, Bill Nye, wore a bow tie along with his lab coat during the video encyclopedia files featured in the closing live-action segments of Back to the Future: The Animated Series (1991-92).
- As 'bow tie' is the spelling used on Wikipedia, it has therefore been adopted here.