How To Tie a Bow Tie

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How To Tie a Bow Tie

There is nothing more sophisticated or cool than a man who ties his own bow tie…

16 November

Like learning anything new it seems a stubborn, unrelenting and pointless task. But once mastered, all that is remembered is the sense of achievement that comes with tying your first bow tie. But also, it is a mark of sartorial graduation, if you are serious about dressing well it is a skill of the utmost importance. It just says class.

The unpolished sophistication of the hand-tied bow is central to its charm, but what perhaps really seals is the end of the night … one-tug and it is unravelled for that iconic end-of-the-night photo.

Here David Evans, writer and founder of the Grey Fox Blog, guides us through the nuances of bow tying that will ensure you always get it right.

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