Wearing a bow tie is a great way to add character to your style. Nowadays, bow ties are becoming more and more common with men of all ages. And not just as a required accessory for formal affairs.

While pre-tied bow ties do exist, set yourself apart by learning how to tie your own. Tying a bow tie is a little trickier than tying a necktie, but once you learn how to do it, it is actually a pretty simple process.

Here is a step-by-step video tutorial that will teach you how to tie the perfect bow tie in just 5 steps. Give it a try!

Bow Tie Tying Instructions

1. Cross the long end over short and loop under to form a knot.
2. Fold short end into a bow.
3. Put long end over center and hold in place.
4. Pinch to form a hole and pull the other end through.
5. Adjust and finish.