Are you wandering about wearing a bow tie? Tying a bow tie is just similar to tying the shoe laces. There are several ways to tie your bow tie to get a classy look for every occasion. The bow tie needs a bit of practice in the beginning….
This article is only for the classy men and therefore the entry is restricted.
Talking of the classy men, Leonardo Decaprio is the first name I can think of and I am sure you might get the same name in your head. Well, he surely is that classy. Embarking his success with the recent Oscar Award for his movie ‘The Revenant’ he has set a new example for the present generation. All these years, Leonardo has never left his bow tie. As soon as his name comes his image flashes in front of everybody’s eyes. The utterly handsome Jack of Titanic wearing the black suit with a white shirt and a black bow tie on it. You can wear the black suit and a white shirt but that little thing called bow is the symbol of class. Wearing the bow tie in a perfect manner is an art and Leonardo knows it the best.
Tying the bow ties is similar to tying the shoe laces. Once you start doing it on regular basis you won’t look back when you could not. There are many ways to tie your bow tie to have a different look for every occasion.
1. Skinny Bow Tie:
This can be worn in a formal function. Pay attention to the size of your head and lapels because if any of those is large, the tie would appear very small.
2. Thin Bow Tie:
Thin Bow Tie almost goes with every head size. It gives you a sophisticated and sober look. Make sure you carry it well.
3. Butterfly Bow Tie:
A butterfly bow tie gives wings to the larger personalities. It is 3’ or more in size that balances personalities who have larger heads.
4. Diamond Bow Tie:
This is the tie of Bond, James Bond. The diamond bow tie is more attention grabbing but not because of its size. The shape of the bow is the appealing part of the diamond bow tie.
5. Self Tie Bow Tie:
This is the most versatile bow tie as it gives you the liberty to make the bow in your style. Perfect for all occasions you can have the Self Tie Bow Tie for all the Black suit affairs.
6. Normal Bow Tie:
Normal Bow Tie has the standard bow size i.e. 2.5”. The size is not the reason for turning the heads but it is the class and appeal it gives to your overall personality.
HOW TO ADJUST THE BOW TIE LENGTH?
1. Lift the collars:
Stand in front of the mirror and lift your collar upwards so that there is no error in measurements.
2. Neck Measurement:
Use a cloth tape and place it on the base of your neck. Take it along your neck around the collar and stop when it touches the Adam’s apple.
3. Size of the bow tie:
Based on your neck measurement, adjust the marks on the bow tie.
Now you are ready to tie it.
HOW TO TIE THE BOW TIE?
Remember the first day when your father taught you about tying your shoe laces. And look at yourself today; you can tie the shoe laces while watching your favorite cricket match as well. Similarly, the bow tie would require a little practice initially and then it will become as easy as tying your shoe laces. Follow the step by step guide to tie your bow tie perfectly:
1. PLACE IT AROUND THE COLLAR:
Like the normal necktie, place the bow tie around neck with its one end hanging lower than the other. There is no rule for which side should be longer. However, you can go with the one you are comfortable with.
2. CROSS THE LONGER END OVER THE SHORTER ONE:
While crossing the tie, make sure it is near your neck otherwise the bow tie would hang on your chest.
3. LOOP THE LONGER END UNDER WHERE THE TWO ENDS CROSS:
Use one of your hands to hold the cross point of both the ends. Then take the hanging part of the longer end and pass it from the behind the intersection and then up above it.
4. TIGHTEN THE ENDS:
Stretch the bow from both the ends to tighten it. Once tightened, swing the longer end to your back because it is no more required.
5. MAKE THE LOOP:
Take the shorter end and fold it over itself to make a loop. Now lift this whole portion and turn it to 90 degrees. It would be positioned horizontally now. Now grab the fold with the skinnier side of the loop.
6. FOLD AND PINCH THE BOW:
Now take the longer end from the back and drape it over the fold that you created in the last step. Pinch the bow from both the ends.
7. FINAL STEP:
Now fold the draping end over itself the way you did earlier. Pull the loop from the gap behind the bow portion. The back half of your back is ready now.
8. FINISHING THE LOOK:
Pull the loops of the bow tie and straighten it to give a polished look. Now lower down you collar.
Ooo La La! And the classy look is served hot on your collar. You must make sure that the bow tie does not loosen so you should check it periodically.