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How to Tie a Bow Tie Easily

5 min
Ludvig Sandell
Ludvig Sandell

A self-tied bow tie – an elegant exclamation point to a formal style. Tying a bow tie is an art that can be difficult to master, but with a little will, patience, and by using this step-by-step guide, you can easily learn at your own pace. And then you’ll be able to tie your bow tie easily before life’s biggest parties – maybe even before your own wedding. But how do you tie a bow tie correctly? This is a challenge for many, but once you learn it you can proudly display one of the most stylish accessories of all time.

It’s important to know that there are pre-tied bow ties you can purchase from us, but we at Eton prefer a bow tie that you have tied yourself. A self-tied bow tie will never be perfect – it will always be slightly crooked, and one side will be slightly longer than the other, but it will always highlight your personality. This gives you a more elegant and relaxed look.

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01 bowtieFirst, make sure one side of the bow tie is lower than the other. Then take the longer part and place it over the short part.

02 bowtieWith the longer part still in your hand, pull it under and then up behind the bow tie.

03 bowtieNow comes the fun part: fold the short part so that it resembles a butterfly wing.

04 bowtieCome around with the long part again and pull it up and over towards the front ↑ so that it is in front of the butterfly wing.

05 bowtiePull the left wing over the right → and hold them together.

06 bowtieThis is where it can get tricky. Hold the left wing and make sure to have a loophole at the top of the bow tie. Then fold the right side of the wing (the longer part).

07 bowtieNow take the right side of the wing (the longer part) and push it through the loophole, behind the first wing.

08 bowtieFinally adjust the bow tie and tighten it. You are now ready for your big night.

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