Bow ties are cool. Everybody knows this yet so many of you bow-curious out there resist the urge to simply tie one on. Well let me point out that they are also immanently practical. When wearing a bow tie one does not worry about spilling burger juice sauce on one’s tie or tangling it up in harness, cables, or controls in the cockpit, or somebody grabbing it and choking you to death in a fight.
In other words, bow ties allow you to stylishly sidestep the myriad hazards straight tie wearers unwittingly face each day. Learn how to tie a proper bow tie with the best of them in this step-by-step video guide (click play on the video above).
Video, text and images © Alton Brown, 2014