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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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