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Alexander Olch | How to Tie a Bow Tie

Jan 13th, 2009 | Categories: Service, Style, Video | by Michael Williams

This could be the definitive source for how to tie a bow tie. Complex tapped men’s accessories designer, film maker and Paul + Williams’ client Alexander Olch to preach the bow tie instructional gospel.

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Comments: 13

13 Comments to “Alexander Olch | How to Tie a Bow Tie”

  1. matthew
    on Jan 13th, 2009
    @ 3:51 PM

    I purchased my first Alexander Olch tie on sale at Bergdorf a few weeks back — I’m kicking myself for not getting two. It is a lovely thing.

  2. Eamon JL Wood
    on Jan 13th, 2009
    @ 4:53 PM

    That is a great video, but my favorite “how to tie a bow tie” has to go to David Hart’s. The old movie vibe and the non sterile feel make me smile every time.

  3. Michael Williams
    on Jan 13th, 2009
    @ 4:56 PM

    When J. Press was a client we did this one:

    It doesn’t help teach you anything though…


  4. Ryan
    on Jan 13th, 2009
    @ 6:19 PM

    How appropriate, haha. Today was the first day I wore a bow tie to grad school and got some funny looks. But the girls who went to school in the South loved it :) I learned with a video on YouTube by some men’s clothier in South Carolina.

  5. Florian
    on Jan 13th, 2009
    @ 7:12 PM

    I recently found out that he and I attended the same highschool, great character…not to mention, of course, that the ties are of maximal quality

  6. Natsumi
    on Jan 13th, 2009
    @ 7:45 PM

    I’m wearing his alpaca bow tie today. You have no idea how excited I am about this video. Thanks for this post!

  7. Michael Williams
    on Jan 13th, 2009
    @ 7:56 PM


    We want photos of you in the coveted Alpaca knit…


  8. Marcellus
    on Jan 13th, 2009
    @ 11:22 PM

    Great video, particularly showing the adjustments at the end. However, the hardest part for me was getting the bow through the back of the loop. To learn I watched this video from Brittons of Columbia ( Not trying to lesson the Alexander Olch video, which is obviously much cooler, but just thought it was a great instructional video.

  9. dtailoriented
    on Jan 14th, 2009
    @ 2:02 AM

    I learned to tie a bow tie like you tie a shoe just around you neck. Its the easiest way to teach it as well. Hope thats in the video.

    Love the blog

  10. Memphis88
    on Jan 14th, 2009
    @ 11:07 AM

    The Brittons video Marcellus is talking about is the South Carolina video mentioned by Ryan. I got my first bow tie last week and I am still trying to learn how to tie it. I envy those who can pick it up quickly.

  11. Ian
    on Jan 14th, 2009
    @ 9:34 PM

    Love it! I wore a bow tie for the 1st time just this past weekend. I was really surprised by the attention it garnered. I was told the Poindexter look really works for me, LOL. It took a few attempts to get the knack of tying it. My advice is try not to get frustrated, be patient and practice.

  12. ROJAS
    on Jan 15th, 2009
    @ 2:34 PM

    loves bow ties. Thanks MW.

  13. ROJAS
    on Jan 15th, 2009
    @ 2:37 PM

    LOVES bow ties. Thanks MW