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The daunting task of: How to tie a tie

Tying a tie may seem daunting at first, but with practice, it becomes second nature. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you master the art of tying a tie:


  1. Start by draping the tie around your neck with the wide end on your dominant side and the narrow end on your non-dominant side. Ensure that the wide end is longer than the narrow end.

  2. Cross the wide end over the narrow end, forming an "X" shape at the front of your neck.

  3. Bring the wide end underneath the narrow end and up through the loop formed by the "X." This creates a simple knot at the base of your neck.

  4. Pull the wide end down to tighten the knot slightly, keeping the narrow end in place.

  5. Now, take the wide end and cross it over the front of the knot from right to left.

  6. Next, bring the wide end underneath the narrow end, forming a horizontal loop.

  7. Pull the wide end up through the loop at the front of the knot, creating a second loop.

  8. Once again, pull the wide end down to tighten the knot, adjusting the length as needed to ensure it reaches just above your belt buckle.

  9. To finish, adjust the knot by holding the narrow end and sliding the knot up towards your collar until it sits snugly and symmetrically.

  10. Smooth out any wrinkles or twists in the tie, and voila! You've successfully tied a tie.


Remember, practice makes perfect, so don't be discouraged if it takes a few attempts to get it right. With time and patience, you'll be tying a tie like a pro in no time!

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