How to Tie a Bow Tie? Simple Steps For Tying A Bow Tie

There is a charm to the bow tie that you can never find or achieve with a necktie; this simple strip of fabric, rounded at each end and designed to create a bow shape, can have a marked impact upon both casual and formal wear.

How to Tie a Bow Tie?

When it comes to the question of how to tie a bow tie, at the end of the day, for all the presumed complexities, the answer isn’t that difficult. In fact one might say that it does’t differ greatly from how one might tie their shoelaces, the process of tying one’s bow tie including the following:

  1. First, turn your shirt’s collar up, place the bow tie around your neck and allow its ends to hang down your chest, with one end being at least an inch lower than the other.
  2. Cross the long side over the short one, bringing the long side underneath and over the short side to create a simple, snug (but not too tight) tie at your throat.
  3. Fold the short side into a bow shape and hold it to your neck horizontally, with its center at the narrow part of the simple tie you made.
  4. Place the long side over the center of the folded part of the bow, making sure to hold it firmly.
  5. Find the widest part of the long side, hold and fold it at this point. First, you push the long side behind the bow, and then guide it up into the space behind the bow and in front of the tie you made at your throat at the start.
  6. You can adjust the bow tie and tighten it by pulling on the ends. Fold your collar appropriately once you are done.

For all the simplicity of this process, mastering the art of tying one’s bow tie requires considering practice; so find a mirror and give the process the time it needs until you fingers learn to automatically fold and pull bow ties into place with little effort.

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