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How to Tie a Bow Tie

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How to Tie a Bow Tie

Aaron x Andrews

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!