How To Tie A Bow Tie. Holding the bow bring the longer end down across the middle of the bow. Loop the longer end up through the neck hole.
A modern bow tie is tied using a common shoelace knot which is also called the bow knot for that reason. Furthermore if you can tie your shoelaces like an adult you can tie a bow tie like one too. Wearing a pre-tied tie is a surefire way to venture into costume territory.
Like tying a regular necktie one end of the bow tie needs to drape over your chest longer than the other.
Option 1 is best when using small size ribbon and Option 2 is the best for larger ribbon. The pre-tied the clip on and the self tie. At mens suit shop Pursuit we teach guys how to tie bow ties every day and have perfected the technique over thousands of less. Place the bow tie around the neck making sure that the right end falls about 15 inches lower than the left end.