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How to Tie a Bow Tie

Bow Ties have made a quiet comeback. Although never completely out of fashion bow ties are definitely for the most adventurous.  All Stanley Lewis Bow Ties are self-tied, have an adjustable neck size, and are available in a variety of fabrics and colors.

Remember there is an important rule regarding the size of your bow tie - it should never be broader than the widest part of your neck and should never extend past the tips of the shirt collar. Be diligent through the learning process, and although it can be frustrating, there is a certain satisfaction one gets when one does master the art of tying a bow tie. It may take several attempts but once accomplished, there is no going back! Before you begin remember to adjust the tie's length to fits your neck size

Step 1.

Place the bow tie around your neck with your shirt collar up.One end should hang about 1 1/2 to 2 inches lower than the other.

Step 2.

Cross the longer end over.

Step 3.

Bring the longer piece up and under the loop and place over your shoulder so as to not get in your way.

Step 4.

Now double the shorter end over itself to form the front base loop of the bow tie. The bow shape should be in front and be held in a horizontal position at your neck.

Step 5.

Bring the longer end (which has been resting over your shoulder) over the centre of the loop you just formed.

Step 6.

Fold the longer end where the hourglass shape begins to narrow and form a second bow.

Step 7.

Now this is the tricky bit and may require a few attempts and a lot of patience! Bring the second bow under the first bow and tuck into the space behind the first bow.

Step 8.

Adjust the bow tie by tugging at the ends and straightening the center knot.

How to tie a Bow Tie
How to tie a Bow Tie