How to Tie a Bow Tie (Self Tie Bow Tie Knot) – How to Tie a Tie Easy Tutorial

How to Tie a Bow Tie (Self Tie Bow Tie Knot) – How to Tie a Tie Easy Tutorial


I’m going to show you how to tie a bow tie Hi, I’m Defragmenteur. Welcome to the channel. Now bow ties are often misunderstood as being difficult to tie. My goal in this video is to change that perception. In fact you won’t believe how easy this is. Start with your collar up and your top button fastened. Some bow ties are adjustable at the back. If you have one of these, adjust it to the right length. Put the little anchor into it and pull it tight. If your bow tie has sizes printed on the back, all you need to do is choose to your neck size. If you’ve got a fixed length bow tie then you’re all set, you don’t need to adjust anything. Throw the tie around your neck and make the left side slightly longer than the right. That’s about one inch or two and a half centimeters. Take the long end and cross it over the short end, left over right. With your right hand, take the long end and thread it up through this gap here, like this. Grab it on the other side and pull it through. Now take both ends and pull them nice and tight so that you end up with a starting knot sitting on top of your collar button. So you should now have a long end sitting on the outside and a slightly shorter end sitting underneath. Take the long end and throw it over your shoulder for now. With your right hand, take the short end and fold it like this in front of your neck. And as you can see, it’s already starting to take shape. Take the long end off your shoulder and drop it down the middle. Hold both these ends and fold them in to the center. Pinch them together with your right hand. Now if I stand side-on you’ll notice a little tunnel that’s been created around the back. This is where the magic is going to happen. What you need to do is take your left thumb and push it through that tunnel right through to the other side, all the way through. Now with the same hand, your left hand, take your forefinger and thread it down between these two ends like this and pinch everything into place. What this does is free up your right hand for the next step. This is where it’s all gonna come together. With your right hand, take the long end around this section here and fold it like this. So what you should see here is a folded end out in front and a folded end out back. Take the top corner of this folded end, the one out in front, and thread it around the back. Turn it upward 90 degrees so that it’s vertical and now thread it through that tunnel you just created. Grab it on the other side with your left hand and gently pull it through. As you’re doing this, grab the other folded end and pull it in the opposite direction. Now what you need to do is shape and adjust the knot to make it even on both sides. This is what gives bow ties their charm and authenticity. Notice here you have two layers. In the front layer you’ve got a folded end on one side. On the back layer there’s also a folded end but it’s on the opposite side. And vice versa with the flat ends. In the front layer, the flat end is on one side and on the back layer the flat end is on the opposite side. What you need to do is pinch the folded ends and pull them gently in opposite directions. As you’re doing this the knot in the middle starts to tighten. Then do the same thing with the flat ends. And you keep doing this until the middle knot is tight, both sides are even and you’re happy with how it looks. You can also shape and mold your knot by putting your thumbs behind each of the ends and smoothing the tie out over them. This is a really good way to get the sides sitting in the right proportion next to the center knot. It’s not all that different from tying your shoelaces really. If you want to tighten the knot you pull the bows. If you want to loosen the knot, you pull the flat ends. Bow ties are the same. Now as you’re doing this remember, bow ties, proper bow ties, the ones you tie yourself, aren’t meant to be perfectly symmetrical. They’re meant to be ever so slightly asymmetrical. That’s what gives them their authenticity. That’s what sets them apart from clip-on bow ties. And that my friend is what’s gonna make you stand out from the crowd and earn you a whole different level of respect. I hope you found this helpful. If you did, please click on the round subscribe icon and let me know by hitting the like button. Thank you so much for watching

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