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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Problem That The Best Man Faces - How To Tie The Groom's and Groomsmen's Bow Ties In A Jiffy

Let's face it, most of us in this life get married without having a valet around so if we are more than likely to be tying our own bow tie as we come into the Australian wedding season, it's time to brush up on knots. It's so close that you can feel it in the air. In Sydney, the recent pleasant days of sunshine and blue skies signal that it may very well be one of those superb springs we get in Australia where the days are sunny enough to enjoy a colourful and playful palette, but cool enough that we can wear our best clothes without being uncomfortable.

One thing that we offer customers that come to the Studio in Sydney is to pre-tie, especially for groom's, their bow ties before they head off for their nuptials. By now I've probably tied more than 10,000 bow ties so it's second nature. For those of you unfamiliar with how to tie a bow tie, it's cumbersome and timely the first time around, which is why I often instruct grooms to learn the trick of our Groomsmen's Knot so that they don't need to worry if they start to get stressed trying to tie a bow on their wedding day.

The Groomsmen's Knot is a way in which you can tie a bow tie on a flat surface, requiring nothing but your hands and a small amount of time to get a near perfectly symmetrical with an even centre knot that you can adjust in your hands prior to re-attaching around the neck. It is something unique to our brand of bow ties owing to the unique custom made clip and slider that we use as hardware on our Le Noeud Papillon bow ties.

Although we have shown a great deal of people how to tie the Groomsmen's Knot, it still remains something which is rarely used by men. The thing is, if you are in a rush, if you arms are numb, if you are sweating and if you feel uncomfortable when tying your bow tie in the mirror, then perhaps it's better to be 'tools down' and start afresh at the nearest dining table or counter.

I promise you, this is five minutes of your time that will reward you for many years to come. If you don't know the 'Groomsmen's Knot' - it's time to consider learning it coming into the wedding season.

Top, a half twisted centre knot that is the house knot style of Le Noeud Papillon Of Sydney, below, the even centre knot of the Groomsmen's Knot, the method of which is shown below on the video.

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