Are you ready for the test?
That’s great. Glad you came pumped up. It’s at the bottom. Skip down if you don’t need any help. But if you want to get some feeling for the difference between going with a self-tie bow tie vs a pre-tied bow tie read on good sir, read on.
How important is the self tie bow tie knot?
It’s not that important. Ok, that’s our opinion. One of the most interesting things about a self tie bow tie knot is that it never looks the same. One time it’s tighter, another it’s all loose and lazy looking. It’s like the knot is a reflection of who you are when you’re tying it.
This gives you an interesting moment in getting ready for the day. What’s going on with me? Do I feel like I need hold down the fort or am I kicking back. The knot is a chance for you to see where you are and to share that feeling in a subtle way.
The basics of the self tie bow tie
Look, tying a bow tie is not hard. Really. It’s basically tying a shoelace in an awkward position. Check out our video which walks you through all the steps. Our advice is to just get on the horse. Try it a few times and give yourself a half an hour to learn the technique and see how you like to tie the knot.
And what does the pre-tied bow tie say?
There has been a rebirth of the pre-tied bow tie. Only a few years ago there was an amazing article in the New York Times about the rise of pre-tied (check out the article here). There is a counter culture to the people that think tying your own is the only way to look cool. It’s clearly not if Jay-Z is ready to let someone else take care of the knot.
So there are practical people out there that just want a tie pulling their look together and don’t want people to think they spent all morning getting ready. They like things done right the first time and then let’s get on with it.
So we got a test for you
There are some sentences below. Click on the one that makes most sense to you. The one that really speaks to you and see where you end up. Let your gut make the call. Are you a pre-tied bow tie person or a self tie bow tie kind of guy? Once you’ve found out get one and get out there. Hey man, life isn’t here on the internet. It’s out there.
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