guide | the art of tying a bow tie
24 April 2012
Words by Bernadette Ehl
Illustrations by Arena Page
coeur is proud to give insight into its favorite accessory and dandy must have: the bow tie! The Croatians, who used it to fasten their shirts, brought the tie to the French in the 17th century. Nowadays the bow tie is mostly associated with black tie events, certain professions and of course sleek dressers that dare to stand out in the crowd. Before you can venture into becoming an eye-catcher, coeur wants to make sure that the catching in question is due to the right reasons by showing you how to tie one unerringly.
1. Place the bow tie around the neck so that the right side extends about 5cm lower than the left end.
|2. Position the right over the shorter end.||3. Tug the right end up under the left end so you get a simple knot.|
4. Take the left end to form a bow, while centering the bow’s middle onto the knot.
|5. Drop the long end over the bow.||6. Tweak the left side of the right end to shape another bow and slip it into the hole behind the left bow.|
7. Even the ends, straighten and tighten - done!
Tip: The knot used to fasten your shoelaces is the same as the bow tie knot. Picture your head sticking out a shoe where your ankle would and imagine to then tie the knot from underneath - abracadabra…the bow tie knot!
Why not practise by purchasing one of our Oxford Diamond Bow Ties?
|Oxford Diamond Bow Tie Ned £60||Oxford Diamond Bow Tie Flyte £60|