How to Put On a Tie

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Tying a tie doesn't have to be difficult, and it's actually pretty simple if you follow a few easy steps. Of course, there are also all sorts of fancy ways of tying your tie, but the simplest way is not too difficult at all. If you have never tied a tie in your life or you just need to brush up on your skills, follow these simple steps and you should have no problem.

Tying the Tie

After you've chosen the tie of your choice, the very first step in putting on a tie is to flip up your collared dress shirt so that it won't get in the way of your tie.

Place the tie around your neck with the wide end of the tie being longer than the thin end. As you're standing, the wide end should hang down around your neck about double the length that the thin end does.

Wrap the wide end of the tie over and around the thin end so that the wide end makes a complete circle.

At this point you should bring the wide end of the tie up through the loop under the edge of the tie that is closest to your neck.

The wide end of the tie should be brought down through the loop of the knot that has been created and be pulled all the way down

To tighten the tie around your neck, pull on the thin and the wide end from the base of the tie. Any tightening adjustments that need to be made can be done in this fashion to slide the knot of the tie up to your neck.

For the final step, flip the collar of your dress shirt down over the tie that's around your neck. Look in the mirror to make sure everything looks as it should and you are comfortable with how you've tied your tie!

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