Today I got the cheap, silk bow tie I ordered for New Years.
It’s a self tie bow tie.
Why do they call it that?
It doesn’t tie itself!
Am I right?
But I digress.
I’d never tied a bow tie. My dad taught me how to tie a double windsor when I was about Alec’s age. I’ve since taught Cos and also Alec.
But I’ve only ever worn pre-tied bow ties. A self tie bow tie always seemed mysterious and tricky.
Today, though, I googled how to tie a bow tie and watched one of the first video results and, you know, it’s really not that tricky.
Here’s my first full attempt:
Of course I had to try it with my super cheap-score, ebay tuxedo shirt!
The bow tie is tied little bit loose and a teeny bit rough and the tuxedo shirt is a teeny bit bigger in the collar than I’d like, but it should be fine and I’m comfortable with the concept of tying the tie. I’ll get a feel for it.
I learned something new today.
And that’s fun!