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Learn about the latest trends in men’s fashion and style. Also learn more about the basics of beginning a wardrobe and other aspects of men’s suits.

How to Tie a Bow Tie

If you can master the skill of tieing your own bow tie you will have a skill that only one percent of American men possess according to Bow Tie Aficionado. It can be a difficult skill to master but we’re here to help.

A bow tie can be an incredible accessory for your outfit. It makes a certain statement that standard necktie cannot. The bow tie was created in the `19th century as a descendant from the knotted cravat.

It was created out of a need for neckwear that could last a more active day.  The butterfly and batwing bow tie soon become a common staple in men’s attire. Black bow ties were worn with dinner jackets while white bow ties would be worn with evening tails. Today bow ties are commonly worn for formal occasions such as weddings or New Year’s Eve Balls.

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The bow ties popularity has grown significantly in the recent decade for everyday use. They are no longer seen as “nerdy.” High profile athletes and celebrities can be seen wearing bow ties in almost any occasion now. They are a perfect way to display your personality with your outfit.

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Now, the question is how to tie a bow tie. Below are some step by step instructions that will walk you through the process. Don’t forget practice makes perfect.

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1. Start with the bowtie lying face up. Adjust the bowtie so the right side is shorter than the left. The end on the left will be referred to as A and the end on the right will be referred to as B.

2. Move A to the right side, across B.

3. Bring A under B and up through the neck loop.

4. At the joint, fold B towards the right and then towards the left to create a bow shape.

5. Bring A stra­ight down over the middle of the bow shape that was made with B.

6. Fold A back towards the chest and pinch the fold.

7. Push the pinched end (A) through the loop behind B.

8. Pull on the folded parts of the bow to tighten.

9. Adjust until balanced on both sides.

(Video By:

Ryan Solecki