A Guide on How to Tie a Tie for Father’s Day Celebrations
With Father’s day approaching, you may have a big family plans or a nice meal to treat your dad. Getting suited and booted for this occasion may involve you wearing a tie – but do you know the best way to tie a tie? Here are our top 3 tie tips.
How to Tie a Simple Knot
This is the most popular way to wear a tie.
- Drape tie around your neck, with the wide end extending 12 inches below the narrow end
- Cross the wide end over the narrow end, then turn the wide end back underneath the narrow
- Continue wrapping the wide end around the narrow by bringing it across the front
- Pull the wide end up and through the back of the loop
- Hold the front of the knot with your index finger and bring the wide end down through the knot
- Tighten the knot carefully by holding the narrow end and sliding the knot up
How to Tie a Found in Hand Tie
This is a popular tie for beginners, and is one of the oldest ways to tie a tie.
- Drape the tie around your neck and the seam facing inward and the wide end on your left. This should be 2-3 inches lower than your desired finishing position
- Bring the wide end across the front of the narrow end, and then pass it back behind the narrow end
- Pass the wide end across the front of the knot
- Pass the wide end behind the know, and then back across the front
- Put a finger under this third horizontal loop
- Bring the tip of the wide end underneath the lop and feed it up behind the knot, and down over the front of the knot and through the third loop
- Pull the wide end through the horizontal loop
- Adjust the tie by pulling gently on the narrow end and loop around your collar
How to Tie a Bow Tie
Feeling a bit fancy? Why not wear a bow tie
- Start with the bow tie around your neck, ensuring seams are facing down and the right side is longer than the left
- Place the right end over the left, making an X shape
- Loop the longer end behind the X to create a simple knot. Pull tight and leave the longer end resting on your shoulder
- Place your index finger on the widest part of the curve of the shorter end, fold it to create a bow shape.
- Place the folded tip across your collar, with shorter end close to your neck
- Holding the bow with your forefinger and bring the longer end straight down over the shorter end in the middle of the bow
- Fold the longer end back towards your chest, pinch and fold and double the tip over to make a wing
- Tuck the folder tip of the longer end behind the folded tip of the shorter end and pass it up behind the knot
- With wings in place, tug the loops behind them to tighten the vertical front knot
- Hold the front down with one finger, and ensure wings are symmetrical