Tying a bow tie is admittedly hard, but comedian and consummate gentleman Paul F. Tompkins has just made one of the most helpful bow tie tutorials we’ve encountered.
Paul F. Tompkins and The Black Tux have a (very) little bit of history. We wouldn’t call him an adversary—the guy loves his tuxedos, and he’s never not worn a bow tie—but last year he had a bone to pick with us (sort of).
— The Black Tux (@theblacktux) April 19, 2016
So when we saw this dynamite video, we thought it made sense to give Mr. Tompkins some well-deserved free press of his own. This bow tie tutorial gets it right on every level, but most importantly, he spends plenty of time demystifying the most troublesome step in tying a bow tie.
— @midnight (@midnight) June 2, 2017
Is it the best bow tie tutorial ever? That depends on how useful it is to you. Not doing it for you? Check out our round-up of the best how-to’s for tying a bow tie.