HOW TO TIE A BOW TIE


The bow tie is an obvious choice for the man who dresses with a certain flair. Ensure your knot is in tip-top shape and learn the easy way with our step by step guide on how to tie a bow tie.

Our Guide

Step 1 - Prepare your bow tie

1. PREPARE YOUR BOW TIE

Start with the end in your right hand extending approximately one and half inches below that of the one in your left.

Step 2 - Cross Over

2. CROSS OVER

Cross the longer end over the shorter and pass up through the loop. Rest the long end over your shoulder.

Step 3 - First Loop

3. FIRST LOOP

To form the front loop of the bow, double up the shorter end, placing across the collar and hold in place with your forefinger.

Step 4 - Second Loop

4. SECOND LOOP

Now drop the long end down over the front. Snap the wide ends of the bow shut and lightly pull away. This should leave a loop at the back.

Step 5 - Through The Loop

5. THROUGH THE LOOP

Take the top of the hanging piece of tie and thread it through the loop created at the back.

Step 6 - Knot And Tighten

6. KNOT AND TIGHTEN

Once through, even out the ends and tighten.