The bow tie is a descendant of the knotted cravat. It was born from the need for neckwear that was easier to wear than the cravat and that would last throughout a more active day. Today bow ties are mainly worn on formal occasions, however, in the past decade bow ties for everyday wear have seen a rise in popularity. A bow tie is perfect for any person who likes to stand out among their peers.
Here is a step by step guide on how to tie a bow tie!
Start with the bowtie lying face up. Adjust the bowtie so right side is shorter than the left. The end on the left will be referred to as A and the end on the right will be referred to as B.
Move A to the right side, across B.
Bring A under B and up through the neck loop.
At the joint, fold B towards the right and then towards the left to create a the bow shape.
Bring A straight down over the middle of the bow shape that was made with B.
Fold A back towards the chest and pinch the fold.
Push the pinched end (A) through the loop behind B.
Pull on the folded parts of the bow to tighten.
Adjust until balanced on both sides.
Watch Bill Nye for more help!
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