How To Tie a Bow Tie
Learning how to tie a bow tie is fairly simple and can turn an average Joe into a suave debonair, whether for a wedding or a car commercial.
To tie a Bow Tie, you will need
- A Bow Tie
- To start, spread the bow tie around your neck and under your collar. Then, grasp the ends of the bow tie, ensuring that the end of the right side extends about an inch and a half lower than the end on the right side.
- Cross the longer end over the shorter end. The bow tie should be crossed in such a manner so that the loop formed around your neck is spacious enough to work with. It simply wouldn't do to tie a bow tie so loosely that it is hanging from your chest.
- Pass the longer end through the loop. Make sure it passes upwards and forms a simple and loose knot.
- Now grasp the loose end that is on your right side and fold the end back to form another loop that is between your index finger and thumb. You should double the right side of the bow tie (which was originally on the left side of your neck) over itself to make the loop. This loop should be held between the collar points of your shirt, as this will be the front loop of the completed bow tie.
- Proceed by dropping the left end of the tie over the front of the bow. The left end is the point which originated at the right side of your neck, which was passed upwards through the loop.
- Now, using the left end, form a new loop, in the same manner as you did with the first loop. While holding the loop that you just made, fold the end over itself.
- Place the new loop behind the front loop, making them face the opposite directions. Press both these loops together using your thumb, and push the second loop into the knot behind the first loop, using your index finger. This will make sure that on one side, the loop will be on the front and on the other it will be on the back side.
- Now simply tighten the knot by pulling both loops together, and make the bow tie straight. If you want to loosen or untie the bow tie, pull on the tails.
Posted on: Apr. 29, 2010