Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Life: Learning How to Tie a Bow Tie

This was quite an experience. I'm not sure how many videos I have watched to understand this. I spent a good amount of the day to figure this out without any success. I can get all the way to the point of making the second bow to tie it all together. You will understand which step that is when you try.

I have to admit, this was much easier to have someone else actually show you how it should be done at least once. Locating exactly where the hole is and how to push the bow tie through it saves a lot of guesswork.

Fortunately, I was able to get mine tied the day of the wedding with my cousins. It was slightly loose around the neck because I made it too long with intentions that it would be easier to see how to tie. But because I already invested so much energy into it, I left it as is.

There is one hint in the case the bow tie is too loose around the neck without redoing the bow tie is to have someone detach and reattach at the proper position. This can be slightly tricky but still much easier (in my opinion). Also, it is much easier for someone else to adjust the bow tie.

In conclusion, I think the bow tie was invented by women to keep men busy while they prepare for events. It probably took us about the same amount of time. And with the frequency of these events, we are likely to forget again by the time the next one comes around. :D

Reference

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afx1l0MITO4 - On-screen step-by-step instructions