How to Tie a Bow Tie

windsor_knotLooking professional both in interviews and on the job is an important element of your professional life. To help add a professional look to your wardrobe, we want to share easy how-to instructions for wearing common tie knots.

Recently, we shared instructions for completing the Windsor knot and Kelvin knot. This month, check out how to tie a bow-tie knot below.

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Step One: Before you start, make sure that one end of the bow tie is longer than the other by a few inches.

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Step Two: Cross the longer end of the tie over the shorter end.

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Steps Three Through Five: Bring the longer end of the tie underneath the shorter end.

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Step Six: Lay the long end flat again.

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Step Seven: Place the long end over your shoulder.

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Step Eight: Fold the shorter end of the tie horizontally.

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Step Nine: Place the longer end of the tie over the shorter end.

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Step 10: Pull the longer end down.

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Step 11: Fold the longer end of the tie horizontally and begin to bring it underneath the shorter end.

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Steps 12 Through 14: Insert the longer end of the bow tie through the loop at the back of the shorter end.

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Step 15: Pull on both ends to secure the knot.

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Step 16: Check out your bow tie in the mirror. If it looks good, you’re ready for your interview or workplace!

Were you able to conquer the bow-tie knot? Share these how-to instructions with friends or on social media by sending them this article or by using the image below. Keep watching Movin’ On Up for more tie tricks!

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