It's a bit intimidating, we know, but if you can tie your shoes, you can master the bow tie. "The trickiest part is pushing the looped end through the back of the knot at the end," says emerging tie designer David Hart. "Practice by tying the knot around your leg." Below, the designer himself illustrates how to achieve the proper knot.
(Video by Jeremy Nelson)
Some of Hart's debut collection are available for pre-order at Bergdorf Goodman.