Is tying a bow tie similar to tying a shoelace?

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Recently, I have been in several conversations regarding tying a bow tie. It amazed me to discover there are many males who are unaware of this "simple" skill, which I believe all men should know how to do.

One friend indicated, "if you can tie a shoelace, then you should be able to tie a bow tie!" This was an interesting theory, so I decided to do some research. As a matter of fact, according to www.animatedknots.com, tying a tie is similar to tying a shoelace! 

The Bow Tie is based on a Square (Reef) Knot and is the same as the bow commonly used on a Shoelace. It feels different and awkward to tie because of the nature of the material and the need to achieve a neat, symmetrical result.

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