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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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      Let Your Neckwear Make A Statement At Your Next Wedding Event

      Going to weddings and other special events makes a person want to put their best fashion foot forward and really show their sense of style. Elegant bowties and neckties are often worn as main accessories at these more formal events and can make a big difference in one’s appearance. Making smart choices with your ties can give you a unique look that turns heads and compliments the rest of your clothing to near perfection.

       As people around the world are becoming more aware of their own fashion sense, they are find new and creative ways to display their personality through their clothing. This means that a good variety of ties should be available to you so that you can find one that matches your tastes. A different season often means different styles and colors come into play and weddings can happen any time of year. 

      When a special event calls for a specific color pattern or design to be worn by the attendee, this could limit your options somewhat and you may have to be extra creative to stand out. There are however many great bowties and neckties that come in every color that you want and many with mixed color schemes that really make an impression. Having a good variety of ties with different designs in your closet will help you stay ready when an event comes up in short notice.

       The old days of formalwear has often involved ties that are less than exciting and a lot of uniformity. Designers and retailers today are making more efforts to create formal attire that is exciting and a little more fashionable. Comfort and attractiveness are becoming more important to those who want a quality tie to wear to formal occasions and more great options are available for purchase. A beautiful tie can really help bring life to clothing that may be otherwise ordinary looking and makes its own statement.

       Making a good first impression can mean a lot and wedding days often lead to first time meetings and your look can say a lot about you. The right tie can help speak for you and demonstrate your ability to dress properly. There are few clothing items or accessories that represent sophistication more than a good bowtie or necktie and you deserve a good selection of them that work for you.

       Weddings are times of lasting memories and the sort of occasions that you want to look your very best. If you need a great tie in the City of Calgary,  or throughout Canada, or the U.S., feel free to browse and shop at for a variety of great neckties, bowties, and other items that can make your wedding look that much more chic.

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      Fashion Talk - It's All About Balance

      ZZ Top sure hit the nail on its head when they sang “Every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man”. While style has always been subjective (and should be!), you can’t argue that making a little bit of an effort with your look certainly leaves an impression. And sometimes ‘old school’ can be very ‘right now’!

      Take neck-ties for example – These slender lengths of fabric, when worn right, can take your look from “Meh” to “My, My” in a jiffy! And while the dapper gents of yesteryear had but a few options in this department, today’s gentlemen can choose from neck-ties in a plethora of fabrics and textures – silk, seersucker, flannel, wool, straight cotton and Madras checks, to name only a few.

      Welcome to Mule Ties! Here, we love to celebrate all that’s dapper and trendy in the world of men’s fashion accessories. Based in Calgary in Alberta, Canada, the Mule Ties team works tirelessly to curate a fabulous collection of men’s fashion accessories for the discerning gentleman. After all, why should women have all the fun?

      It isn’t just neck-ties that can transform your look. A classy bow-tie can add brilliant dimension, lending your ensemble a flavour that’s equal parts vintage and hipster. Add to that the variety of fabrics and textures they are available in today, and you’ve got yourself a fun way to infuse individualistic style into an otherwise mundane ensemble. Not too comfortable with tying a bow-tie yourself? A good clip-on can look just as stylish. Either way, a bow-tie is a lot more versatile than you might think. Don’t just reserve them for tuxedos; a smart buttondown shirt and well-tailored pants can be turned into something extraordinary. Add a pair of suspenders, and you might have to deal with a few weak-kneed ladies!

      Feeling a little more adventurous? A lovely floral lapel will give your outfit a touch of romanticism for a special occasion, perfect for weddings or special dates. And no, there’s nothing girly about adding a floral element to your look. Quite the contrary, the contrast can actually make you look a little more rugged than usual! Pick from classic solid colours, subtle textures, or quirky prints, to make the trend your own.

      So visit us at today. Or call us directly 1-800-425-2807, and our team of stylists will help you find that perfect addition to your wardrobe. We may be based in Calgary, Canada, but the accessories we curate are universally stylish!


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