How to tie a Bow tie guide

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    Apr 05, 2012 1:29 PM GMT
    I wanted to post a bow tie guide if anyone was interested in how to tie one. I just finished it for my facebook page but thought I'd share it here. Cheers.

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    Apr 05, 2012 1:43 PM GMT
    Here's another view, and from this site you can download a PDF.

    http://www.beautiesltd.com/category/how-to-tie-a-bow-tie-instructions

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    Apr 05, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    Bow ties are cool.

    I went looking for one last october for my Dr Who costume, but could only find pretied ones. Grrr...
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    Apr 05, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    I can tie a regular tie perfectly in the dark without thinking about it.

    I would have an easier time splitting an atom than I would tying a bowtie.

    I have never ever once been able to do it without help.

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    Apr 05, 2012 5:57 PM GMT
    I work in retail and I don't think I've met a single male client who knows how to tie a bow-tie...and it's not like I work at Hot Topic. I'm a men's personal shopper at J.Crew!
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    Apr 05, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidI can probably tie a normal tie in 6 seconds tops. I've had a traditional bowtie for 2 months and still can't wrap my head around how to tie it.


    Damn! You beat me to it! (P.s. you can see a great bow tie tying demo by Peter Davison no less, at the opening of "Albert Campion: Look to the Lady")
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    Apr 05, 2012 6:09 PM GMT
    been tying my own since '89. I found out it was a lot easier to get bow ties wrinkle free to work in my bicycle messenger bag than a regular tie. They also don't get caught in things.
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    Apr 05, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    I wear a bow tie two or three days a week. I've found there is definitely a quick zen moment when you tie them as you bring the second end around and through the neck to form the bow. I'll usually do it with my eyes closed just to get the feel of it going through correctly.

    If you're a visual learner, check out this website for all your tie knot tying needs: http://www.tie-a-tie.net
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    Apr 05, 2012 6:55 PM GMT
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    I think 19c79 has a video of this too. I get gitty just thinking about it icon_smile.gificon_wink.gif
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    Apr 06, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    canadawestguy2 saidBow ties are cool.

    I went looking for one last october for my Dr Who costume, but could only find pretied ones. Grrr...


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    Apr 06, 2012 1:48 PM GMT
    It's pretty much like one of the ways of tying a shoe lace but on your neck. You can tie them in much shorter steps than I've done but I added a few things like the optional 'scrunch' move and bringing the bow ends together because it's the easier way if you prefer to take your time with it.
    They're gaining more popularity here in Brisbane, Australia, but it's the pre-tied ones that sell quicker. I'm trying to convince guys to notice the little touches in their style.

    My favourite part of tying a bow tie is folding one of the bow ends into the shape of the bow. It's like this illusion, it was there all along.