It’s that time of year again, where there’s a lot of upcoming festivities. One of my favourites is the formal black ties events. An occasion generally hosted during Christmas (or Thanksgiving) period but takes place all year round.
It gives some of us a reason to wear a bow tie and I would fully recommend that you wear a self-tied bow tie. Meaning, tying the bow tie knot yourself. You may excuse yourself and say “but I don’t know how to!” Not to worry, I have a guideline on how to do your bow tie knot. In a nutshell, it is like doing a shoelace but around your neck. So, you are already halfway there!
Place your bowtie around your neck and pull the right leaf (S) lower.
Cross the right leaf (S).
Take the right leaf (S) under and over the noose.
Take the left leaf (G) and form a fold, which will aesthetically look like
a bow. The groove part should be in the centre.
Wrap the right leaf (S) over the left leaf's (G) groove.
Form a fold with the right leaf (S) as it is wrapping under the left leaf (G).
Carefully put the right leaf (S) through the small gap formed. Until
the leaf goes through the other side, which should form a similar
shape to the front.
Pull firmly to create the bow tie on both ends (S & G). If you feel it
is getting looser then you are pulling on the incorrect part.
Tighten bow until the knot is tight (S & G).
Fix until you have desired appearance and you're finished.
Remember a bow tie is not supposed to be perfect. Otherwise you might as well buy a clip-on bow tie, which should be left to children. More importantly, the way it is tied should reflect the wearer’s personality. So if it is slightly uneven or ‘dishevelled’, it will go a long way in displaying a distinct panache and sophistication.
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