How to Tie a Bow Tie: The Illustrated Edition

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I found my first thrift store bow tie (and a diamond point at that!) during a mid-week thrift. Needless to say I was pretty excited. As soon as I got home I went to try it on and embarrassing as this is to admit, I couldn’t tie it. Now, I only learned to tie a bow tie in December (Holiday Bow Tie), but you would think that I could remember how to do it, because it was not that long ago and I probably tied the knot 100 times while learning, and I like to think of myself as smart. So, I did what anyone who needs to learn anything does these days and turned to the internet.

It only took a moment looking at an illustration to recover my senses and tie my bow. However, I spent another hour looking at all of these great instructional drawings. I was impressed with the sheer number of them and they reminded of vintage menswear ads which I love. I have rounded up a few of my favorite images. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I did!

Thrifted Diamond Bow TieDiamond Point Bow Tie

Southern ProperHow To Tie A Bow TieSouthern Proper

How to tie a bow tie Art of ManlinessArt of Manliness

Bearings Bow tie IllustrationAtlanta Bearings – A Southern Lifestyle Guide for Men

the natty urbanite bow tieThe Natty Urbanite

Rocco's How to tie a Bow TieRocco’s Gentleman’s Clothing

Refined Vanguards - How to tie a bow tieRefined Vanguard Tumblr

Old Time How to Tie a Bow Tie

how to tie a bow tieBudweiser - How to tie a bow tie

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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

2 Comments on "How to Tie a Bow Tie: The Illustrated Edition"

  1. Fred says:

    Practice, practice, practice

  2. GREAT POST! As I’ve mentioned to you, I too started wearing bow ties in the last year and love them. It took a few attempts to learn to tie them, and I find that I need to tie them somewhat regularly or I “forget” and need to relearn the process. Anyway, I LOVE the diamond point!!!

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