HOW TO TIE A BOW TIE
The invitation says 'Black Tie' – and yes, this does mean a shirt and bow tie. Learning how to tie a bow tie has been a rite of passage for generations of smart dressers. But rest assured, it's easier than you may have been led to believe. At Charles Tyrwhitt, we've guided countless gents through their first knotty negotiations.
We're not purists about how and where to wear bow ties – there's definitely a place for ready-tied styles, and a suit and bow tie offers a dapper alternative for businesswear. However, if you want that classic distinguished look for a formal occasion, a self-tie bow provides an extra-refined finish. And of course, you can undo the knot towards the end of the evening, to channel artfully dishevelled Casino Royale style...
Here's the Charles Tyrwhitt guide on how to make a bow tie.