How to tie a bow tie?

The bow ties adorn from Winston Churchill to James Bond. Pre-tied or cilp-on bow ties should not be taken seriously at all. Every man should know how to tie a bow tie. However, tying up a bow tie can be a real challenge, especially if you’ve never done it before and are already late for a party.

Pre-tied bow ties are an easy choice and have their advantages as they have a smooth and simple knot, but the self-tied bow tie gives uniqueness and elegance. A geometric perfection as most pre-tied bow ties are - may seem a little strange on a mature man. If you tie a bow tie yourself, you will get a beautiful, more relaxed shape that will elevate your style and fit perfectly in any situation.

Tying a bow tie is the same as tying shoes - the knot is the same only with a bow around your neck.


  1. Stand in front of a mirror. Place a bow tie around your neck and make sure the right end is about four inches longer than the left.
  2. Push the right end (longer) over the left end (shorter).
  3. Fold the left end to form the front of the butterfly.
  4. Move the right end through the front of the butterfly just formed.
  5. Heavy part: Form the right end into the rear part of the bow tie and insert the bent end of the part through the loop behind the front of the bow. This will be made easier if you hold the ends of the front together.
  6. Tighten the created assembly by pulling the ends in opposite directions.

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