How to tie a tie?

How to Tie a Tie

Tying a tie can be a tricky skill to master for anyone, but with a few steps and some practice, you can be tying your own ties in no time. Here’s how:

1. Place the Tie Around Your Neck

Start by draping the tie over your neck, positioning the wide end so that it is lower than the narrow end.

2. Cross the Wide End Over the Narrow

Cross the wide end over the narrow end, making an X shape.

3.Bring the Wide End Through the Loop

Pass the wide end up through the loop created by crossing the two ends.

4.Pull the Wide End Down

Pull the wide end of the tie down and around the front so that it is back on the right side of the X.

5. Cross the Wide End Over the Narrow

Cross the wide end of the tie over the narrow end again.

6. Pass the Wide End Through the Loop

Bring the wide end up and through the loop once more.

7. Tighten and Adjust the Knot

Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide end slowly. Use the hand mirror to adjust the tie into the desired shape.

Tips for Perfect Tie Tying:

  • Choose the Right Length. Your tie should never hang past the waistband of your pants.
  • Practice Makes Perfect. With enough practice, you should be tying your ties in no time.
  • Make Sure to Follow Directions. Be sure to follow each step in the process to ensure that your tie looks perfect.
  • Use an Anchor Point. A tie bar or pin can help keep your tie in place and give it a more finished look.

With these steps and tips, you should be well on your way to mastering the perfect knot. So, put on your favorite tie and start practicing!


Mostafa Saady, Egyptian Software Engineer, supersonic self-learner and teacher, fond of learning and exploring new technologies and science. As a self-taught professional I really know the hard parts and the difficult topics when learning new or improving on already-known languages. This background and experience enables me to focus on the most relevant key concepts and topics.

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