Unless you're Orville Redenbacher or a member of the Nation of Islam, you're more of an occastional bow tie wearer rather than a daily guy. Or perhaps you've never worn one, and have no idea what you'd look like in a real, hand tied deal rather than that ribbon-y thing from the tuxedo rental place.
Either way - you likely don't remember exactly how to tie a bow tie, in which case, you need this graphic from artist and designer Conor Whelan, originally created for the 2011 Trinity Ball magazine. Just download, print it up, and keep in your sock drawer or tucked into your mirror for easy, classy reference.
Now on to the ball!