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How To Rock It

Gentlemen,

If you are like us, tying your bow tie the first few times may be a bit of a struggle. Fear not. With this site, we have assembled the best tutorial videos and step-by-step instructions that the Internet has to offer. It’s really not that different than tying your shoelaces once you get it (in fact, the tying process is nearly identical!) So read on, observe, and rock your bow tie!

How To Tie A Bow Tie Option One

How Tie a Bow Tie Option Two

Step One

Drape the bow tie around your neck, under your collar, and grasp the ends. The end on your right should extend about 1.5 inches lower than the end on your left side.

Step Two

Cross the longer end over the shorter end. You should cross the tie near your neck so that the loop around your neck is just large enough to work with but not loose; you don’t want your bow dangling in front of your chest.

Step Three

Pass the longer end up through the loop, forming a simple, loose overhand knot. Use this opportunity to tighten the knot if necessary.

Step Four

Pull the dangling end to the left and then fold it back over itself to the right. Hold this fold, which will be the front loop of the completed tie, between your shirt’s collar points.

Step Five

Drop the raised end of the tie over the front of the bow.

Step Six

Grab the left and right sides of the horizontally-folded end and pinch them together in front of the dangling end. The top of the dangling end will now be held between them.

Step Seven

Feed the middle of the dangling end back through the knot you made in Step 3. It will now form the back half of the bow.

Step Eight

Tighten the bow by pulling on opposite sides and halves simultaneously. Pull the front right and back left ends apart to loosen; pull the front left and back right apart to tighten. Repeat until the bow is the desired shape and tightness.