So, a while ago I promised a little tutorial on how to tie a bow tie, and what better day to do it then on “National Bow Tie Day”. Ok fine, that was yesterday, but it’s the 28th of August somewhere, and so we celebrate the bow tie and the great men who have worn them, Frank Sinatra, Winston Churchill, Pee-wee Herman and Krusty the Clown to name but a few.

Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the pre tied bow tie, adjust, clip and wear! Nice. Most of my bow ties are pre tied. But sometimes, for that super fancy event like #FancyFridays or something you wanna be tying your own bow tie and then letting it hang loose around your neck as the evening comes to a close. There really is something about the non perfect shape of a self tied bow tie that is just super awesome. Unfortunately, tying it is a different story, if you’ve never done it before it’s a nightmare, however, much like learning to tie a necktie when you’ve got the principle it works every time. I have been through many tutorials with many different techniques and for some reason they always under explain the final and trickiest step. The tutorial below does a great job, it really is the best out there, if you can ignore the cheese ball music and the fact that his final bow tie looks pretty shoddy. The adjustment at the end is what makes the finished product come to life, so spend a little time on that. Finally, if this is your first time your’e gonna need an extra 30min to get ready or you’re gone be late for that wedding / Barmitzvah / Playboy Bunny party.

Good luck and enjoy.

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