HOW TO TIE A bowtie

Measure your neck girth, and set the bow tie length accordingly. This illustration is mirrored; your right is the model’s left. That’s how it will look when you’re facing the mirror.

STEP 1

With your collar popped up, drape the bow tie face-side up over your neck. Hang the left end an inch longer.

STEP 2

Bring the left end over the right side…

STEP 3

…and into the neck loop from under (It should hang about an inch longer than the right end.).

STEP 4

Form a bow with the right end - with the fold on the right and the flap on the left.

STEP 5

Lower the left end...

STEP 6

…and form a bow – with the fold on the right and the flap on the left. You will be folding to form a mouth.

STEP 7

Put the bow through the loop at the back of the left side bow. It will be easier to do this top-right corner first. This completes the rough bow tie.

STEP 8

To tighten the band in the middle, pull on the folds. To rebalance the bows, pull on the flaps.

STEP 9

Pop down your collar and tuck behind the bows. You’re good to go.