VIDEO: How to tie a bow tie

How many of you wear a genuine bow tie? It’s a number that is fast dwindling – clip-on iterations are pushing their more sophisticated siblings aside; the grey squirrels to the more beautiful, native reds. The real shame is that it is actually very easy, as if tying a shoe lace – something you’ve been able to do since pre-preparatory school and never had to think about.

Gentlemen, we are on a mission to save the classic bow tie from relegation to the archives. We went down to Savile Row for a step-by-step guide from Matthew Crocker of Gieves & Hawkes.

Four of the best


L-R: Lanvin, £95 // Gieves & Hawkes, on sale for £28 // Brunetto Cucinelli, on sale for £90 // Hackett, £40

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