I have always had a fascination with bowties. Perhaps it’s the elegance that they exude, or the stereotype that only gentleman wear bowties, but whatever the reason, I think they are an incredibly dapper fashion accessory. That being said, all bowties are NOT created equal. A true gentleman actually knows HOW to tie a bowtie (no cheating with the pre-tied kind). Like ties, the sophistication lies in the knot, and in this case, the fullness of loops of the bowtie. There is nothing worse than a flattened bow tie that looks like it is paper thin and has been stuck in the bottom of your drawer for 10 years. Unlike ties, bow ties are a little more challenging to tie, which is why I have discovered 75% of men don’t know how to tie them. I am always amazed at how many of my clients have no idea how to tie a bow tie, but am always very eager to give them a tying lesson! Below I have included 2 videos that will walk you through tying a bow tie. The first video is from menswear designer David Hart, www.DavidHartNYC.com. Along with his full menswear collection, David has an amazing line of ties and bow ties. The second video is from Details Magazine. Before watching these videos make sure to have your bow tie and a mirror handy! It will take you a few attempts to perfect, but will be time well spent!
If you still need some clarification, our friends over at “Real Men Real Style” created this brilliant infographic that not only details how to tie a bowtie, but also breaks down styles and proportion.
Bow Ties we LOVE!!!
Here are a few Bow Ties that perfectly combine colors, patterns, and textures to create modern, sophisticated looks.