Whether people are are wearing them seriously or ironically, bow ties are making a come-back. Gone are the days where they were only associated with academics. If you’re looking to channel your inner Bill Nye and rock a bow tie, you’ll need to learn how to tie one. Unfortunately trial and error can be stressful. Follow these step-by-step instructions and wait for the compliments to come pouring in. That’s a way better solution compared to giving yourself hand cramps from many failed attempts.

 

1. The Un-tied Bow Tie

Measuring 3″ to 3.5″ the large “Butterfly” bow tie is for the larger face/neck individual or someone purposefully looking to draw attention. The “Batwing” bow tie goes the other way with a height of roughly 1.5″ to 2″. It’s slicker and will still draw attention to the wearer. We recommend starting with these bow ties and sizing up from there.

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