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Picture of Tying a bow tie Way # 2 (the easy way)
If you figured out how to tie a bow tie based on my previous instructable, this one should be a breeze. One of the main reasons that I do not use this method is that I have many bow ties that have different colored wings, and this method does not allow both colors or patterns to show on the final product. As you can see, the entire front of the bow tie is comprised of the striped pattern, and all of the polka dotted pattern is in the rear.
 
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Step 1: Lets begin...

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Start out the same way as in my first bow tie instructable by placing the bowtie over your neck, polka dots on one side, stripes on the other.

Step 3: Making the first bow

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Now, letting the striped side rest on your shoulder, create the bow shape with the polka dotted side.

Step 5: Making the second bow

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This time, instead of making the second bow behind the first bow, we will make it infront, by pulling the striped section through the "big loop" we just made.

Once again, pull a doubled over piece of the striped material through the loop, so the wing's loop is created.

Make sure you don't pull too far, causing the flap of the tie to come thouugh the hole.

Step 6: Adjustments

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Wiggle and waggle the ends of your bow tie so they look straight and neat. The end result should look something like the second picture here from the top.

Congrats on learning to tie a bow tie! Hope my instructable was easy enough to follow.

Remember to check out the alternate way to tie your bow tie too.
typoclinic11 months ago
One of my favorites guides of tying a bow tie. So simple and fast. I also like this tutorial of how to tie a bow tie
BangZingPow2 years ago

A very simple method to tying a bowtie.

What's interesting is that in the 1980’s, Casual Fridays, --- a chance to discard the jacket and tie for work and come in wearing jeans and golf shirts --- was actually the beginning trend that would lead to Business Casual, as being the common work dress code. With the exception of a few industries --- banking, law, etc. --- most business men wear golf shirts and chinos to work today.

Now, the tech world in Portland has begun a movement they call Fancy Fridays, where the men dust off the jackets and ties once a week. Possibly in another decade or so we’ll be back to ties and suits for work?

Great article.


Everett De Morier
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moseph5 years ago
This method is genius because it removes 80% of problems I have with tying bow ties--namely half the time I mix up what is going on in the back. Having it all in the front is much easier.
BigCoCo (author)  moseph5 years ago
great! im glad it helped
AHHHHHH THE FACES!!!!!!!!
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cofosho6 years ago
Where did you get that fantastic tie? I've been into formalwear since sophomore year of high school when I worked for a tux shop. We never knew where to send peeps for classy ties, and all we had were these cruddy ones that ended up being way too short to tie around a normal neck.

I've found a couple sites, but none with a pattern like that. Nice Instructable, btw.
BigCoCo (author)  cofosho6 years ago
My dad actually found this one at a local menswear store in my town. I've been collecting bow ties for a while now and have found that the best ties are always at places like Brooks Brothers (a bit more expensive but worth the money) or small local shops around town.
xallie7 years ago
very nice. like all the faces too. =D
I read this just for the pictures :D Love the faces.
me too! but they do creep me out severely!