Introduction: How to Tie a Bow Tie

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In this Instructable you will learn how to tie a bow tie!

Step 1:

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Adjust the length of the bowtie to your neck size using the measurements on the back of the tie.

Step 2:

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Put the tie flat around your neck with the left flap(flap A )approximately one inch longer than the right flap (flap B).

Step 3:

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Cross the flap A over the flab B.
Push flap A back and pull up through the crossed flaps. (This is similar to tying your shoes)
Tighten the knot

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Bring flap A back down. See Picture. At this point both flaps should be roughly the same length.
In your left hand, grab flap B.
Pull flab B across the knot.
Fold flab B in half, over itself.  The narrow part of the tie should be directly over the knot.

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Pull the dangling flap A up and push back and behind the knot.

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Tighten the knot by pulling down on Flap A.

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With your index finger, create a space between loop and the initial knot.
Push the center of flap A through the space such that it folds over itself like flap B in order to create the second loop.
Put your fingers in the loops and grab the tabs with your thumbs.
Pull to tighten and adjust the length of the loops and tabs.
Fold the collar down and tuck lapels under the tie.
Congratulations! You are now a dapper man.

Step 8: Video

A quick video for those tricky parts


Nice instructable and thanks for including a video!

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