Have you tried to knot a tie, only to end up with a horrible tangled tie? Starting with these instructions, a sharp-looking tie, a mirror and some patience, you can become an expert in tying a fabulous tie. Because there are several different ways to tie a tie,
Stand in front of the mirror. Your collar should be up, your shirt buttoned all the way to the top, and the tie around your neck. The wide end of the tie should be on the side of your dominant hand. So if you’re right-handed, the wider end should be hanging on your right side. If you’re left-handed,the wider end should be hanging on your left side.
2. Look for a seam on the front of the narrow end of the tie.
3. Move the wide end over the narrow end so they cross each other on the seam.
4. Pull the wide end behind the narrow end.
5. Bring the wide end around. It should be facing off to your left.
6. Bring the wide end under the narrow end again.
7. Pull the wide end of the tie under the loop around your neck.
8. Pull the wide end down through the knot at the front of the tie.
9. Tighten the knot by sliding it up the narrow end. Make sure your tie is straight and the length is appropriate.
- The four-in-hand knot is a little asymmetrical at the neck. Don’t worry about this; it is normal.
- Many men with shorter necks prefer the four-in-hand, because the knot at top is very narrow and has a slimming effect on the rest of the neck.