My ties are few but lovely, more paisleys and neats than stripes. I like to wear stripes with a blazer or a herringbone, and even though my rules say to avoid mixing stripes, I like awning stripes and even bar stripes in strong colors (red and white or orange and navy) with seersucker in its traditional blue and white stripe. As I began looking at striped bowties I found far more choices than I had expected. There are 1/2", 3/4", jockey stripes of about 1/4", and bar stripes of about 1/8" spaced about 1". On a bow it seems harder to see the individual stripes as they get up in that 3/4" range, but jockey stripes always seemed a little busy if they have bright colors, sort of a strobing effect. So I lean towards 1/2" or bar. I apologize to Peak and Pine for calling them stripes. At least I have not invoked regimentals! What say you?