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Let the Tie Bar teach you how to tie a bow tie

Written by
Sara Freund

It's time to throw out the clip-on bow tie, people. Learning how to tie your own bow tie is simple when you have Allyson Lewis, vice president of design and merchandising at the Tie Bar, teaching you step-by-step. She's had years of experience tying her husband's bow ties. It's important to know that it'll look really messy right before it gets better, Lewis says. One of her favorite styling tips is to leave the finished bow a little rough and imperfect instead of having a way-too-perfect, symmetrical bow.

To see these styles in action, watch the video below with Allyson Lewis.

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