Self-tie bow ties are so cool. Unlike the pre-tied version, they look much better, the knot looks natural, also they "stand better" and don't tilt forward under your collar even if they are a little loose around your collar. Some of our bow ties are reversible and you can tie them 4 ways! You can do just one or the other side, or you can tie it with contrast knot. Tying a bow tie is no science, it just takes a little bit of practice. Basically, you're just tying a bow, like your shoelaces or bow in a box. See our video here!