Video: How to tie a bow tie

Our guide to the best bow ties - and how to tie them

Out of all the gentlemanly skills steadily falling by the wayside, the tying of a bow tie is perhaps the most tragic. Once a daily practice, these most formal of neckwear pieces now rarely make an appearance outside of black tie settings and, even then, we’re all too happy to fall back on pre-tied options.

A real gent, however, knows how to tie a bow tie. So, if you do not, follow this handy video guide – and, if you don’t have a tie to tie, invest in one of the brilliant bows below.

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