Looking 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.
Step One: Before you start, make sure that one end of the bow tie is longer than the other by a few inches.
Step Two: Cross the longer end of the tie over the shorter end.
Steps Three Through Five: Bring the longer end of the tie underneath the shorter end.
Step Six: Lay the long end flat again.
Step Seven: Place the long end over your shoulder.
Step Eight: Fold the shorter end of the tie horizontally.
Step Nine: Place the longer end of the tie over the shorter end.
Step 10: Pull the longer end down.
Step 11: Fold the longer end of the tie horizontally and begin to bring it underneath the shorter end.
Steps 12 Through 14: Insert the longer end of the bow tie through the loop at the back of the shorter end.
Step 15: Pull on both ends to secure the knot.
Step 16: Check out your bow tie in the mirror. If it looks good, you’re ready for your interview or workplace!
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