How many times in your life have your heard someone ask, “Does anyone know how to tie a necktie?” It’s one of those questions that crops up regularly, and always when someone is in a pinch JUST before an important occasion. For the longest time, all I could do was shrug and say “No.” But somewhere along the line, I realized it was a handy skill to know and decided to teach myself. Plus, the right tie can look a little sassy on a girl — think of it as a large fabric necklace.
Learning how to tie a tie is a rite of passage for boys, but if not used regularly, it’s a skill that can be forgotten. I’m pretty sure the only reason my husband, who almost never wears a tie nowadays, knows how to tie one is because he went to a private school. For anyone who learned a long time ago and has forgotten, or for anyone who wants to acquire one more handy life skill, here’s a quick step-by-step video tutorial on how to tie a necktie, both on yourself and on someone else.
See? It’s actually SUPER simple. Now you can be the super hero and step in to save the day next time there’s a special occasion and a necktie in need of tying. There are a ton of different knots, ranging from simple, like this one, to very intricate. Get the basics down and then move on the a more challenging variation!
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