The Bowtie has always been associated with fine clothing. When ones attire is immaculate he puts a bowtie on in contrast to a regular tie. That being said, The Nation of Islam has always expressed that same decorum. Also, the bowtie to the members takes on a symbolic nature. The bowtie represents a transformation being because of its resemblance to a butterfly and knowledge due to its resemblance of an open book. It must be noted that it is mandatory dress attire for said members, who must have the appearance of such a clean look.
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