How To Tie Your Own Bow Tie

How To Tie Your Own Bow Tie

Stop tying yourself in knots, follow this simple guide to tying a bow tie and you will soon be looking the part.Tying a bow tie is surprisingly simple. Bow ties use the same knot as your shoelaces. We'll show you how to tie a bow tie

Step 1: You will need:

  • bow tie
  • mirror

Step 2: Adjust the strap

Before you begin, adjust the strap to your collar size using the measurements on the back.

Step 3: Prepare

Begin by turning up your collar. Drape the tie around your neck, and turn the collar down again. Do up your top button, and make sure the two ends of the tie hang evenly.

Step 4: The base knot

Pass the right end over the left, and under to form a basic knot. This needs to be fairly tight. Fold the right hand end into a bow shape, with the narrow part in the centre directly over your buttons. Pass the loose end over the centre of the bow.

Step 5: The loop

You will now have formed a loop between the base knot and the front of the bow. Tuck the middle of the loose end behind and through the loop. Grab it with your fingers and pull the knot tight.

Step 6: Adjust

Tweak the bow to achieve the desired shape. Insert your index fingers into the loops of the tie and pull outwards. This will smooth creases and tighten the knot. The tie should be quite high on the collar, covering the collar button. It should be an even shape, and the underside should sit flush with the ends of the front bow.