Bow Tie Knot – How to tie a tie
The bow tie is the symbol of formality and is a most suited elegant knot. It is very easy to learn. It is best suited to aged persons and is mostly regulated on formal events. In the way of learning how to tie a tie, the bow tie is the most formal tie knot. Follow the below steps in order to learn how to tie a bow tie knot.
- Drape the tie around your neck
- Making an X-shape
- Making a loop around the neck
- Create a bow shape
- Bring the longer end down
- Pinch the newly created fold
- Create two wings
- Tug the bow loops behind the wings
- Adjust the bow tie
- Final adjustments
1- Drape the tie around your neck
Drape the tie around your neck in such a way that the right side should be longer than the left side with the seams facing down.
2- Making an X-shape
Making an X-shape just below the chin, place the right end over the left end.
3- Making a loop around the neck
Put the longer end behind the X-shape making a loop around the neck creating a simple knot. Pull it tightly and let the longer end rest on your shoulder.
4- Create a bow shape
To create a bow shape, fold the shorter end right first and then left.
5- Bring the longer end down
Bring the longer end down, while holding the bow, across the middle of the bow.
6- Pinch the newly created fold
Now fold it back towards the chest and pinch the newly created fold.
7- Create two wings
To create two wings, push the fold through the loop that is behind the shorter end.
8- Tug the bow loops behind the wings
To tighten, tug the bow loops behind the wings.
9- Adjust the bow tie
Until the bow is symmetrical, adjust the bow tie.
10- Final adjustments
Make sure your bowtie lies flat and horizontal, making final adjustments.