How to knot a modern bow tie

Bow tie

You don’t have to raise that eyebrow! Many guys still try to figure out how to knot a bow tie perfectly ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Although, majority would rather pick up a pre-tied bow which is sewn on the band that goes round the neck and clips.

Nonetheless, the traditional method of ‘self-tie’ or ‘freestyle tie’ remains very valid as it creates a distinctive look and also makes you super delighted when admired by people.

Let me also drop the bombshell guys – ‘Your woman would definitely love to see you knotting a tie’ ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Here are 8 steps from Brooks Brothers on how to knot the bow tie perfectly ๐Ÿ‘

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Hang the bow tie flat around your neck, pulling side A longer than side B by approximately 1.5 inches.

Step 2

Bring A across B close to your neck to prevent the tie from becoming too loose.

Step 3
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Continue to bring A up behind B, forming a simple and loose knot.

Step 4


Fold B to make a bow tie shape by pulling it to the left and then folding it back over itself to the right. The fold should be directly between the collar points.

Step 5

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Drape A over the front of B.

Step 6


Fold A and pass it through the loop behind B.

Step 7

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Continue pulling A through the loop, without pulling it completely through. This will form the back half of the bow.

Step 8


Tighten the knot and adjust until even by pulling on opposite sides simultaneously. Pull the front left and back right section to tighten, and the front right and back left end apart to loosen.

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