How to Tie a Bow Tie; 8 steps to these Unique Bowtie Shapes.

How to tie a Bow tie UniqueMag
© Unsplash.

The bowtie went from being a scarf for holding shirts together to a widely known symbol of style, power and luxury. It was first worn in the 17th century by mercenaries from Croatia and it later became adopted by aristocrats from France.

By the 18th and 19th century, it became very popular in France. From then the bowtie has spread round Europe to the rest of the world influenced by these cultures.

Nowadays, going through the photos and videos of special gatherings and parties you won't fail to see men wearing all shapes of bowties, why? Because bowties add a mix of personal style to any kind of outfit.

And, talking about how bow ties add a personal touch to outfits, we have now began to see bowties in casual settings with attires from the business or smart casual side of fashion.

You will agree with me about the popularity of bowties as most people on this planet will atleast once in their lifetime want to wear a bowtie. Who doesn't want to look classy.

Bow ties shapes UniqueMag

Bowties as we know it, now comes in various materials and designs, and these variety will appeal to different personalities. If you are one and you are searching for a way to tie another shape instead of the classic type, you are in luck.

The secret is that no matter the shape you are after all bow ties are tied the same way. All you need to change is the type or shape of the tie you use.

Shapes of a Bow Tie.

How to tie a Bow tie UniqueMag

Here are some tie shapes and their names both popular and unpopular.

  • Butterfly A and B.
  • Batwing slim and large.
  • Butterfly/Batwing.
  • One side skin Batwing 
  • Round bow tie.

How to tie a bow tie - no matter the shape.

How to tie a Bow tie UniqueMag

Place the tie flat around your neck like you would a normal tie but with the right side between 1.5-2 inches longer than the left.

How to tie a Bow tie UniqueMag

Bring the longer end across the shorter end.

How to tie a Bow tie UniqueMag

Cross the longer end under the shorter end and hold to form a loose knot. Not too tight.

How to tie a Bow tie UniqueMag

While holding the longer side , fold the shorter end into a bow and hold lightly. Make sure it's well aligned with your neck. If possible try to use a mirror as you tie your bow tie. You don't want to leave any loose ends.

How to tie a Bow tie UniqueMag

Bring the longer side over the midpoint of the shorter end(bow), but don't pull all the way through, leave a loop behind the bow.

How to tie a Bow tie UniqueMag

Now form a bow with the longer end of the tie and hold in place.

After you bring the longer end across and forming the bow, take it underneath the shorter through the loop behind it (from left to right).

How to tie a Bow tie UniqueMag

Now pull both ends to tighten the knot. Pull the front left and back right section to tighten, and the front right and back left end apart to loosen. Not too tight, and just right for enough breathing space.

How to tie a Bow tie UniqueMag

Finally look into the mirror, adjust your tie and rate your work!

Thanks for reading.



Victor Love

Hi, I am Victor Love. I am a Blogger, Student and a ready to learn Entrepreneur with an abundance of Ideas. As a lover of the good things of life, I only have a single goal here, and that is making sure you are inspired to lead a UNIQUE and WONDERFUL life. Thanks for visiting my site and HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. instagram whatsapp

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post