New Bow Ties for Gentlemen in (and how to tie them!!!!)





To all the gentlemen that love to look fabulous, we have NEW classic bow ties for you!  Going to a fancy party…Impress everyone with your refined look.

In 10 polished looks…

v Black

v Black floral print

v Black matte with stripes

v Brown floral print

v Grey/black stripes

v Ivory floral print

v Pewter/cream floral print

v Red floral print

v Red stripes

v White floral print

Theatrical Costumes Etc. has what you need!  These self-tie bow ties will give you that suave appearance that is sure to sweep any lucky lady off her feet. And for only $9.95, you’re getting the deal of your life!  Come on in and check out our selection.

Here’s a”how-to” guide on tying your own…



Tie a knot to position the tie

1. Drape the tie around the neck with the left end about an inch and a half longer than the right. (One end has to be longer because it will be used to create the knot between the two wings.)



2. Cross the longer end over the shorter end.



3. Tie a simple knot by wrapping the longer end up behind the shorter end.  Flip the longer end over your shoulder to keep it out of the way for now.

Advanced Tip: tie this knot tightly (and keep it tight during the subsequent steps) in order for the finished bow to sit snugly against the throat.  Unlike a long tie, you can’t slide a bow tie knot tighter to the neck after the fact.



Form the front half of the bow

4. Fold the shorter end at the widest part of the curve.  This will create the front wings of the bow.  (Make sure the fold is on the right side of your chest.)



5. Hold the front in place by pinching the center of the wings together.  Pinch with your thumb and finger or your first two fingers depending on which you find more comfortable during the next couple of steps.



Form the back half of the bow and knot the bow (the tricky part)

6. While holding everything in position as close to your neck as possible, place the longer end of the tie over the front of the bow.  This longer end will form the knot between the two wings.

Note that as the longer end goes over top of the bow it also goes over top of the thumb or finger behind the bow, thereby forming the top of the loop that was begun in step 5.



7. Use your right hand to shove the middle of the longer end through the loop behind the bow from your right-hand side.  Obviously you will need to retract the thumb or finger that is holding the loop open.

Advanced Tip: As you create this second knot, try to place it directly over the simple knot you created in step 3 (which should still be tied snugly against your throat).



8. Once the longer end is pushed far enough through that it can be released it without falling back out (it will form a folded wing), simultaneously pull it and the folded wing on the right side of the front bow to tighten the knot. You have now created a bow (albeit a very lopsided one).

Advanced Tip: If the back part of the tie is rather skewed after being squeezed through the back loop (and it often is), twist it so it is parallel to the front part before you tighten the knot.



Finesse the assembled bow

9. To finesse the bow, hold the knot tight with one hand and use the other to adjust the wings so that they are all an equal length.

Note: If you are using an adjustable bow tie and the finished bow ends up with a bigger rear half than front half, or if the neck band fits too loosely, adjust the tie size up or down accordingly and try again.



Congratulations – you’re a rock star of a gentleman!!!

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