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The Easiest Way How To Tie A Bow Tie

It’s time to up your game from a clip-on bow tie to an actual grown man’s bow tie and that’s going to take some practice. Not many men know how to even tie a regular tie, let alone a bow tie, but with some practice, you’ll be a pro in no time! And if you haven’t added bow ties to your closet, it’s time you get a few because it’s become the go-to accessory in men’s fashion!

To start, place the bow tie of your choice (here’s a great selection over your neck so that each end is hanging down on either side. Know that one end of the bow tie should be longer than the other side by a few inches (if you’re right handed, it should be longer on your right side and on the left side if you’re left handed).

Cross the longer end of the bow tie over the other side so that it forms an “X” on your chest. Then bring the longer end right underneath the shorter end and bring it out from the center up to your face (it’s sort of like tying a shoe lace at this point). With the longer end up on your face, it’s time to fold the shorter end that’s still hanging down horizontally into a bow shape.

Now place the longer end over the shorter end so that it starts to shape the middle of the bow before folding that same long end horizontally. Finally insert that longer end through the loop you’ve created at the back of the shorter end and pull both ends together gently to tighten the knot that you’ve just created. And volia – you’ve tied you’re first bow tie!

But don’t be discouraged if your first bow tie comes out lopsided or imperfect because it’ll take some practice to get it just right. Take a few minutes out of your day to practice tying a bow tie in the mirror and you’ll get the hang of it. Then the hard part will be trying to decide on what bow tie to accessorize your outfit with (like these Rome, Maestro or Gneiss options)!



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      Want to look good this summer?

      Want to look good this summer?

      Summer is just around the corner, and we are certainly loving it! There’s something about the warm sunshine and blossoms that just has us grinning to ourselves. But our favourite part of the season, is how fashion mirrors nature by bursting with fresh, gorgeous colours. And no, we aren’t just talking about the ladies!

      We love ourselves a well-dressed man, and nothing adds that touch of gentlemanly style quite like a bow-tie. We at Mule Ties have a brand new collection available now, in a kaleidoscope of gorgeous summery hues to add a burst of freshness to your look. From floral neckties to vibrant pocket squares, it’s all here this season.

      For those of you who have done this before, you already know the power of the right accessory, and how best to make it complete and complement your ensemble. As for the beginners, have no fear – we’ve got your back!

      In the current day and age, wearing such accessories as bowties, lapel pins or pocket squares is sometimes considered ‘flamboyant’. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course. But your ensemble needn’t echo the flamboyancy by looking over-the-top. As with all accessories, it’s important that they complement your look without overpowering it. And that in itself, can be a fine art. For starters, limit yourself to no more than 2-3 accessories. While it can be tempting to go the whole nine yards with neckties, lapel pins, pocket squares, watches, belt buckles and socks, it’s always a good idea to err on the side of caution. The old adage ‘Less is more’ still holds true when it comes to fashion.

      Spring and summer are great seasons to break out linen pants or suits, with a crisp cotton shirt. Accessorize with a colourful bowtie to keep it summery, while lending your ensemble a charming individuality. For a more formal outing, a vibrant pocket square is both dapper and delightful. And if you’re in more of a quirky mood, we also have bowties with some offbeat illustration prints that are sure to make a statement!

      So this season, freshen up the classic gentlemanly look with your own personal touch. Choose from the wide range of accessories we have at, or give us a call and our team of expert stylists will help you create a look that’s definitively ‘you’.  Mule Ties is a Calgary, AB based e-commerce store where we offer pickup to local Calgarians.

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      Celebrities Who Know How to Rock a Bow Tie


      Celebrities Who Know How to Rock a Bow Tie 

      When it comes to dressing well, Hollywood leading men tend to lead the pack. They are able to wear neckties and bow ties in ways that make regular men want to revamp their entire wardrobe. This is never more evident that it is during awards season. The bow tie, the necktie's more dapper cousin, helps leading men to look their best.

      So who are the leading men who wear their bow ties the best? Let's take a closer look at a few stars who put their counterparts to shame with their bow tie game.

       Jay Z

       While the hip hop mogul is typically associated with street fashion, he is beginning to change his appearance as middle age sets in. Or perhaps we can blame Beyonce's influence for Jay's increasingly dapper appearance. The man simply known as Hova and is one of the most powerful executives in the music industry now dresses the part, with a variety of bow ties and neck ties.

       Jared Leto

       Leto turned heads with his Oscar winning performance in the critically acclaimed film Dallas Buyers Club. But he also turns heads when he steps out onto the red carpet, with a dazzling collection of bow ties and neck ties. He is regularly included on a variety of best dressed lists and much like Jay Z, also has close ties to the music industry, thanks to the success of his band 30 Seconds To Mars.

        Joseph Gordon Levitt

       Levitt has experienced a meteoric rise to the top of Hollywood's A list. It's safe to say he has a come long way from his humble beginnings as a precocious child actor in movies such as Angels In The Outfield and TV shows like 3rd Rock From The Sun. Levitt puts his acting peers to shame with his simplistic, yet classy fashion sense, which includes a wide range of neck ties and bow ties. His counterparts would do well to take a few fashion tips from the man they call JGL.

      Robert Downey Jr.

       Even though Downey has amassed a small fortune playing Tony Stark in the world famous Iron Man series, he has not let the success go to his head or his wardrobe. It's easy to see that Downey has taken a few hints from his well-dressed alter ego. Or perhaps Tony Stark has taken a few hints from him?

      Ryan Gosling

       While Gosling, an actor who is widely considered to be the most attractive man in Hollywood, could easily step out in just about any outfit and still make women swoon, he opts for the classy look that a bow tie provides. A true symbol of old school cool and understated elegance, Gosling is a regular presence on best dressed lists all over Hollywood and should remain firmly entrenched on every woman's wish list for years to come.

      Calgary based Mule Ties,  we sell the latest fashionable ties, bow ties, watches, jewelry and much more.

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      Slick Fashion Style for the cold months

      Slick Style

      If you are searching for a way to make a statement with your wardrobe consider the small things that can make a big difference. The element of the men's tie is one that has stood the test of time and the standard can get boring sometimes. When you're sporting a bow tie you can pretty much go anywhere and feel like you are pulled together and ready for whatever the night brings. For a fail safe way to wear a bow tie these style tips below will keep your look on trend and timeless.


      Cowl-Neck Sweater Style

      To rock this look pair your favorite jeans or slacks with a cowl-neck sweater over a button up shirt and top off with a bow tie that displays your style. Make sure to stick with solid colors for your base and feel free to shake things up with a pattern style tie.


      Suspender Style

      For those who are looking for ways to expand their style or if you want to try something new adding a pair of suspenders with a crisp button up shirt, a pair of slacks and a bow tie can easily make for an interesting take on an ordinary style.


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      The Art of Style

      Nothing looks more stunning on a man than a suit adorned with a classic bow tie. For most the idea of entertaining a bowtie is kept strictly for movie stars on the red carpet, black-tie affairs, and weddings but the addition of a bowtie to your already eclectic look can keep your style fresh and modern. Men who enjoy fashion and know how to pull off the look can open up a style element that is all your own by adding a bow tie in unexpected ways. Bowties are becoming a cult classic in the fashion world reining in as one of the must have wardrobe accessories of the season for both men and women. For tips and style inspiration on how to pull off the bow tie look read, The Art of Style.


      Fashion requires a muse and in this case we have three. Take a page from these 'men of style' books and find new ways to love the bow tie.


      Marc Jacobs

      One of the most influential male fashion designers on the planet and because of his gorgeous unique style he is also one of the most talked about celebrity fashion designers as well. With his flair and attention to detail he pulls off fashion trends like a true professional. The muse himself tends to wear bow ties in the highest fashion regard and usually steps out into the spotlight wearing a tux or something with a little more flair. Either way, knowing when to take risks and when to not is how to pull off the stunning Marc Jacobs bowtie style.


      Style Tip: Black tie events require just that. If you are expected to show up wearing formal attire try to not stray too far from the dress code. If you are searching for something a little more fashion forward paring your regular black tux with a leather bowtie from MuleTies is the perfect way to make Marc proud.



      Brad Goreski

      Everyone is aware of the fabulous and fashionable, bowtie wearing, color enthusiast and former assistant for stylist to the stars, Rachel Zoe. As Brad ventured out on his own he continues to show us all how much he loves his bowties! If you are feeling a bit more nostalgic and want to pay homage to Mr. Goreski himself the MuleTies collections feature an array of stylish bowties. From the Brown Squirrel to 99 Balloons each one will keep your look fresh, trendy and very Brad like.



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