How to Tie a Tie
January 2008

“How to Tie a Tie,” Friend, Jan. 2008, 22

How to Tie a Tie

There are several ways to tie a tie. Here’s a simple one.

(These steps show your reflection as seen in a mirror.)

how to tie a tie
  1. Start with the wide end of the tie on your right side, hanging about 12 inches (30 cm) below the narrow end.

  2. Cross the wide end over the narrow and back underneath.

  3. Continue around, passing the wide end in front of the narrow end once more.

  4. Pass the wide end up through the space between your neck and the tie.

  5. Holding the front of the knot loose with your finger, pass the wide end down through the loop in front.

  6. Remove your finger, and tighten the knot carefully. Hold the narrow end, and slide the knot up so it is snug around your neck.