“A self tie bow tie separates the boys from the men, and a fixed size self tie bow tie the men from the gentleman. The single end bow tie is for black tie enthusiasts.”
Sven Raphael SchneiderFounder Gentleman’s Gazette & Fort Belvedere
Wearing a self-tie bow tie is essential for a black tie. Here we should you the basic way that works for beginners every time as well as advanced ways to tie a bow tie.
How To Tie A Bow Tie The Easy Way
It works for beginners as well as bow tie pros and even people who have never tied a bow tie before can tie it easily with this step by step tutorial guide.
Why You Need To Know How To Tie A Bow Tie
Honestly, being able to tie a bow tie is what separates the men from the boys, and every man must know how to tie a bow tie. It’s like knowing how to ride a bike, how to cook a steak or how to tie a tie – it is essential knowledge. You can also watch the video on youtube: How To Tie A Bow Tie Step by Step.
Pre-Tied Or Clip-on Bow Ties Are Not Acceptable
Only boys at prom wear pre-tied bow ties or clip-on bow ties. You should never wear one because it’s too symmetrical making you look fake and cheap.
The Perfect Bow Tie Is Slightly Asymmetrical
Elegant men like Winston Churchill would always wear their bow tie slightly askew which shows the true character of a perfectly tied bow tie: it is not symmetrical.
Bow Tie Materials
Most bow ties are made of silk, and they usually come in just one or two different shapes. At Fort Belvedere, we offer all kinds of bow ties in silk, wool, linen, blends and in 4 different shapes. On top of that, we offer an extensive black bow tie collection that is unrivaled anywhere. You can match it to your grosgrain, barathea or satin lapels or even go with some more exotic black ties like grenadine, moiré or shantung and even single end bow ties
This is just part one of our bow tie videos, stay tuned for another video on advanced ways to create a unique bow tie look.