The bow tie; an elegant and fashion forward statement piece that many have tired, but few have mastered.
Every now and then the bow-tie makes its round as a trendy menswear piece. However, it has and will always be a staple for black tie affairs. As if mastering the Windsor or any other basic form of tie-tying was hard enough, many believe the bow-tie is the trickiest of them all. I too had to turn to YouTube videos to learn the best ways to tie a bow-tie years ago, and I'm proud to say I have in fact "mastered" the art of bow-tying.
With that being said, after you read this and learn how to tie a REAL bow tie... please please please do us all a favor and throw out the clip-on's that you may have hiding in your closet. A man who can tie a bow-tie is a man in control, self-aware, professional, and well manicured.
Now that you know the benefits of tying your own bow-tie, here are some ways to help you master the art!