Harry Rosen buyer Shannon Stewart demonstrates how easy it is to tie a bow tie. The nice thing about a bow tie you have to tie yourself is that it doesn’t have to be perfect, in fact, it’s actually a little bit nicer when it’s imperfect because it has a lot of life to it and shows you pay attention to the finer details.
A lot of men consider tying a bowtie a difficult task, but it’s actually easy. Here’s a step-by-step guide.
Step 1: Adjust the bowtie to fit your neck. Place it around your neck with one side longer than the other.
Step 2: Cross the longer side over the shorter side and make a simple overhand knot. Place the long end on your shoulder.
Step 3: Hold the shorter side in front of your neck as if it were already tied (that was easy!). You’ll notice you’ve made a loop on one side. Pinch that loop. Take the longer side off your shoulder and drop in down in front of the short side. You’re almost finished!
Step 4: Hold both sides firmly. Find the hole you created behind your shorter side faux-bowtie. Got it? Take your longer side and fold it into bowtie position, making another loop. Pull it tightly underneath the short side, and push it loop-first into the hole. Hold both looped ends while you do this.
Step 5: You’re done! Adjust as needed to get the bowtie into the ideal shape.