HOW TO TIE A (REAL) BOW TIE
Monday, 8 April 2019
Look, we love our extensive range of ready-to-wear bow ties. They’re sharp, they’re practical, they’re well, ready-to-go. But there comes a time in every man’s life where the occasion calls for something special.
Your wedding day; your best mate’s wedding; your jaunt to Monaco – you get the picture. Sometimes you owe it to the occasion to tie the bow tie yourself. Naturally, this is where a mild panic sets in but with a few practice runs it’s as easy as a four-in-hand (that’s a tie knot guys).
Go on, give it a try.
Start with the bow tie lying face up, with the right side (B) 1/3 shorter than the left (A).
Cross A over B at the point before the tie widens.
Feed A up through the neck loop.
At the cross over, fold B to the right, then back on itself towards the left. This will create a bow shape.
Fold A down over the middle of the bow shape.
Fold the widest part of A and double back on itself and pinch to create the bow.
Then feed A (the pinched end) through the loop behind B nearest the neck.
Using two hands, pull each folded side of the bow to tighten.
Adjust your bow tie until it looks balanced and you're looking sharp.
Just like a tie, you need to keep your bow tie width proportional to your shirt collar (and jacket lapel) you’re wearing.
Want modern bow tie style? Here’s how it’s done.