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Tuxedo 101

Quick and Easy Way to Tie a Bow Tie

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Bow Ties | How to Tie and Wear
How To Tie A Bow-Tie | Easy Guide To Bow Tie Knots | Best BowTie Video Tutorial
In this video men's style, grooming, fitness and lifestyle expert, Aaron Marino of IAmAlphaM, AaronMarino, and Pete & Pedro says that there's nothing that strikes fear in the hearts of modern  men than the idea that they have to tie a bow tie as evidenced at recent wedding that Alpha attended where the men were all freaking out about tying bow tie.

Practice! It's a cool skill to have, and successfully tying one is manly satisfying like changing a tire. Self-tied bow ties should be a bit a little asymmetrical. They shouldn't look like they were pre-tied and off-the-rack. Bow ties aren't that complex and complicated as Alpha demonstrates.

Quick and Dirty Bow Tie Tying Tutorial

  • Determine the length of the bow tie by going to 4th button and align (adjust down and up accordingly depending on width of your neck)
  • Make one side a bit longer
  • Cross long end over short end
  • Thread the long end underneath, pull through, lay over shoulder
  • Take end that is dangling and fold into bow
  • Take end over neck goes down over center
  • Pinch two ends together
  • With the little hole, thread back-end through (holding and pinching)
  • Make a little bow like you're tying your shoe
  • Let go and grab opposite ends to gradually tighten the bow
  • You now have one loop on one side and one loop in the back on the other side (both loose)
  • Adjust

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Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube How to Measure for a Custom Dress Shirt | Modern Tailor How to Sew on a Button How Much Cuff Should Show | Jacket Sleeve Length Proper sleeve length is right or wrong ... or falls within the acceptable zone. In this video men's style, grooming, fitness and lifestyle expert, Aaron Marino of IAmAlphaM, AaronMarino, and Pete & Pedro says that the detail that canRead More»
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