How to Tie a Bow Tie

The Bow Tie is the most distinctive of necktie knots and the hallmark of formal wear for men. Tying a Bowtie at first will seem impossible, but once you tie it a few times your fingers will remember the steps.

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1. To tie a bow tie, place the bow tie around your neck.

2. Wrap right end around the left end and up through the loop around you neck.

3. Form a bow with the left end, just like you would tying your shoes.

4. Bring right end over bow.

5. Form a bow with the right end.

6. Bring pass the bow you just made under the loop at the front of the bow tie.

7. Tighten and adjust your bow tie and straighten.

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