How To Tie a Bow Tie

by Nick Bradley January 12, 2017 1 Comment

The bow tie is a descendant of the knotted cravat. It was born from the need for neckwear that was easier to wear than the cravat and that would last throughout a more active day. Today bow ties are mainly worn on formal occasions, however, in the past decade bow ties for everyday wear have seen a rise in popularity. A bow tie is perfect for any person who likes to stand out among their peers.

Here is a step by step guide on how to tie a bow tie!

  • Start with the bowtie lying face up. Adjust the bowtie so 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.
  • Move A to the right side, across B.
  • Bring A under B and up through the neck loop.
  • At the joint, fold B towards the right and then towards the left to create a the bow shape.
  • Bring A stra­ight down over the middle of the bow shape that was made with B.
  • Fold A back towards the chest and pinch the fold.
  • Push the pinched end (A) through the loop behind B.
  • Pull on the folded parts of the bow to tighten.
  • Adjust until balanced on both sides.

Watch Bill Nye for more help!

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Nick Bradley
Nick Bradley


1 Response

John Walters
John Walters

December 13, 2019

I have a great collection of bow ties and when I wore ties I wore them often. They are espcially good to wear in the lab where they stay out of the soup.

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