Part of the modern allure of wearing a bowtie is the fact that they're unique. We believe that the main reason that they're considered "unique" is that many people no longer learn to tie bowties. That being the case, we sell only "self-tie" bowties and encourage all of our customers to learn to tie their own. After all, you wouldn't wear a clip on necktie, would you?
When people are performing something unusual or difficult, we've often heard it said,
"Don't try this at home, we're professionals."
We've never found that advice helpful. How did those people ever become professionals? When it comes to tying bowties, we've always leaned more towards following the ancient proverb,
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
In the same way, Tie a man's bowtie, he'll wear it for a day. Teach a man to tie his bowtie, he'll wear them for a lifetime.