If there's one thing well-dressed men are particular about, it's their ties. Any man who wishes to maintain a gentlemen's lifestyle wouldn't dare to wear a pre-done tie. They exist, yes. But a man needs to set himself apart from the rest by learning to tie his own bow-tie.
Every man's rite of passage comes when he moves into adulthood, and the times that separate the men from the boys are black tie events. Learning this gentlemanly skill will improve your style game by 10x and help you rock a tuxedo like never before.
Follow this step-by-step guide to tie the perfect bow-tie that'll make you look dapper AF:
Step 1: Pull up your collar and lay the bow tie around your neck. One side should hang 4-5 inches lower than the other. Then cross the longer end over the shorter end. Observe the reference images for guidance.
Step 2: Create a half knot just like you do when tying your shoelaces. Easy peasy.
Step 3: Keep a finger on the half knot to keep it tight. Then fold the shorter end of the bow tie in half. It should start to look like a bow tie.
Step 4: Take the longer end of the bow tie and pull it over the half-folded bow tie.
Step 5: Now fold half of the unfolded part of the bow tie.
Step 6: Just like you do when tying your shoes, pull the bow tie through the loop at the back of the bow. Do so by pushing and pulling along the fold.
Step 7: Pull only halfway through.
Step 8: Pull on both sides of the bow and pull tight. As a little trick, put your index fingers through each of the loops and pull outwards.
Step 9: Tug and pull to make sure the bow tie sits nice and tight. Then centre it in between your collar symmetrically.
Refer to the entire process step-by-step as illustrated above and you're all set. Voila! Now you've managed to tie your bow-tie from scratch. Not so difficult, was it?