Have you ever wondered how to tie a tie perfectly? If you still have doubts on how to do it, here’s a little guide that will help you step by step with achieving their first tie and bow-tie knots.
The first time I’ve learn on how to tie a tie was when I was 14, and my mom taught me how to do it. She showed me so many times she was sick of it, but at the end I managed to learn it and later on, master it as a Suit and Smart specialist in Topman.
If you haven’t had the chance to read it yet, here’s the post about the Wedding Season, with few style tips and so on.
The Four in Hand knot is perfect for standard botton-down shirts and works wonderful with wide neckties. Because it’s so narrow and slim, it’s best suited for people with a short neck, this knot will make your neck look slightly elongated. Aaah, the wonders of perceptions!
So, first of all stand in front of a mirror.
1) Start with the wide end of the tie, extending it about 10” below the narrow end, having a longer side to it. then cross the wide end over the narrow end.
2) Turn the wide end back underneath the shorter end
3) Continue until the longer end is back over the shorter end.
4) Then pull the wide end up and through the loop around the neck
5) Hold the look around your neck and bring the wide end down through the front loop
6) Tighten the knot to the collar by sliding the knot up while holding the narrow end.
The bowtie is the perfect accessory if you’d like to look really dressed up at fancy events such as cocktail parties, weddings etc. It will give you a very formal and classy look and it is perfect to use with a tuxedo.
Tying a bow tie is a little harder job, you might have to be a little patient but you will get there with lots and lots of practice.
As before, stand in front of the mirror
1) Place the bowtie around your neck and make sure that the right end is slightly longer than the left end. Cross both sides with the right end going over the left end and switching places.
2) Bring the longer end up and under the loop 3) Double end the shorter end over itself to the base form of a bow-tie
4) Loop the longer end over the center of the loop you’ve just created
5) Holding everything in place, double end the long end on itself and poke it through the loop behind the bowtie
6) Adjust the bowtie as you like by playing with the center of the knot.
Hope you found this helpful and just so you know, I made the drawings and I hope you like them 😉