Mitch Linder's a bit of a bow tie legend around the Brice Hotel in Savannah, Georgia. Follow along for his simple tips on how to tie the perfect bow.
[MUSIC] Hello, I'm Mitch Linder, general manager of the Brice Hotel. And today I'm going to teach you the art of tying a bow tie. Many people think that tying a bow tie is a scary or a tricky ordeal but really, within about five steps, I'm gonna teach on how to do it and you'll be ready for that night out of the town First off, you get your bow tie. And depending if you're right or left-handed will be, it'll determine which side of your tie is shorter or longer. In my case, I'm right-handed, so I'm gonna start with the part of the bow tie a little bit shorter on the right-hand side. Next, you do just your classic over-under, throwing the right-hand side above your shoulder. After that, you take the bow tie, and this is where you start creating your magic. You take the bow tie, and bring over the part that was on your shoulder. This is what's gonna hold it together. After that, there's an inch hole behind it as you pull out part of the bow tie You push it through. As you push it through, you're getting it, you're taking your tie and you're working with it to get it straight so it's ready for the final stages. And then of course, there you go. As you're pulling it through, you're also gonna want to tighten it up. You have the parts of the bow tie that are already folded on each side. [MUSIC] You take a nose and you pull on them. Left and right and then again you continue to play with your bow tie until it's the perfect look for you, most people like to play with it so that the front of their bow tie looks exactly nice and flat, I prefer mine to have a little bit of character so I leave it as is But there you go, the tie that you, you're ready for the night out on the town, that special occasion and in my case I'm getting back to work. Have a great day.