Is there a good way to wear a tie with scrubs?

  1. Is there a good way to incorporate a tie with scrubs? I've been wearing scrubs for all of my adult life and I really hate them. I am really a fan of the tunic/smock style that male nurses in the UK wear and I saw at least one person rock the tunic with a bowtie while I was there. What do you guys think?
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  3. by   EricJRN
    No. Sorry. Even with standard dress clothes, bowties can make otherwise fairly normal people look like clowns. I admire your creativity, and I'm no fashion guru, but to me this just wouldn't work.
  4. by   juan de la cruz
    Actually for me, bowties are a better alternative to a regular tie that dangles low and becomes a vector for transmitting infectious organisms. With that said, a scrub top over a dress shirt with a bowtie just seem odd. There are physicians who wear a bowtie with a dress shirt topped with a long white lab hasn't become a fad because not everyone can rock the look.
  5. by   BrandonLPN
    I really like the idea of a collered tunic for male nurses, as I never liked the look of men wearing plunging v-neck scrub tops. But I'm at a loss as to why you'd want to wear a bow tie..... unless you want to be like a nurse version of Patch Adams from that Robin Williams movie.
  6. by   eatmysoxRN
    When I read the title I pictured the strangest thing in my head... I wish I could draw it and show you guys. As for your question, I don't think that would look presentable unless all the other staff wore the same thing. I wish that I could wear jeans and fitted tees to work. I'd love it.

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  7. by   AutoRotate
    I thought this was a joke. Do people in this century wear tunics outside of Renaissance festivals?
  8. by   adnrnstudent
    You want to look like a total tool? <grin, only mean that in fun>
  9. by   llg
    OK ... I admit ... I am a woman ... and a total spectator here. But the title of the thread attracted my attention. My opinion is that:

    This thread definitely needs some pictures. I can't judge without pictures.
  10. by   BrandonLPN
    This is what a male nurse's tunic shirt looks like. Like I said, I like the collar. And the "old school orderly" lapel thingie. I'm strongly considering ordering one or two of these....
  11. by   noyesno
    Nope, because it's a fomite.
    Last edit by noyesno on Jan 2, '13
  12. by   deliverator
    where can you get tunic style scrub tops in the US? I don't get many hits on google.
  13. by   HouTx
    Maybe try a uniform manufacturer... the picture is interesting. If you guys get bow ties, can we have tiaras?
  14. by   Spika RN
    I admit the tunic does look better then a standard v neck top but I don't think you could rock the bow tie with it, maybe around Halloween or doctor who events other then that naw man, I am with you been wearing scrubs for a long time the only time I wear a tie is when I am teaching class.