Beloved by Sir Winston Churchill, the bow tie has had something of a renaissance in recent years, with an increasing number of gents adopting it as their neckwear of choice. Traditionally, a black bow tie would be worn with a tuxedo, while a white bow tie would be worn tails, but today the bow tie is frequently seen in various colors at weddings, formal dinners, and any occasion where a man wants to stand out.

One of the most difficult knots to master, learning to tie a bow tie is something of a rite of passage. Follow our guide on how to tie a bow tie and you will soon be negotiating this complex knot.