Going to formal event, whether it be a wedding, a business meeting, a fundraiser and the like, you need to look your very best. In this case, men ought to wear a coat and tie for that matter. Some may opt to put on a necktie while others choose a bowtie. Yesterday we talked about how to tie a necktie, today the mysterious bowtie. We all think it to be very difficult, but if you know how to tie your shoelaces, you can tie a bowtie. The only difference is, you tie your shoelace at your ankle while a bowtie is around your neck.
Here are 8 easy steps on how to tie a bowtie the right way.
Step 1: Drape the tie around the neck with one end– about an inch and a half longer than the other. One end has to be longer because it will contribute the material which forms the centre part of the bow between the two wings.
Step 2: Cross the longer end over the shorter end. You should cross the tie near your neck so that the loop around your neck is just large enough to work with but not loose; this is to prevent your tie from dangling over your neck.
Step 3: Tie a simple knot.
Step 4: Pull the dangling end to the left and then fold it back over itself to the right. Hold this fold, which will be the front loop of the completed tie, between your shirt’s collar points.
Step 5: Drop the raised end of the tie over the front of the bow.
Step 6: Grab the left and right sides of the horizontally-folded end and pinch them together in front of the dangling end. The top of the dangling end will now be held between them.
Step 7: Feed the middle of the dangling end back through the knot you made in step 3. It will now form the back half of the bow.
Step 8: Tighten the bow by pulling on opposite sides and halves simultaneously. Pull the front right and back left ends apart to loosen; pull the front left and back right apart to tighten. Repeat until the bow is the desired shape and tightness.
There you have it. You are now a professional bowtie tier?, bowtier? Anyway you get the point.