How to Tie a Necktie on Someone Else

How to Tie a Necktie on Someone Else

Are you the Katharine Hepburn or Loretta Young type who loves to do all things sophisticated and nostalgic? Helping someone with his necktie will surely elevate you to the status of classy dame!

Or maybe you're a nice guy who wants to help out a haberdashery-loving gal who loves dressing up like Annie Hall but is clumsy with knots.

Or maybe, like me, you've needed merely to quickly dress two little boys for a wedding. Either way, it's a nice skill to have.

If you can tie a tie for someone else, you'll be the hero of the day. Which is the go-to knot to use for doing a tie-wearer a favor, you ask? Why, the half-windsor, of course. Once tied on yourself, it can be loosened and slipped over your head, then transferred to the grateful recipient.

Tie the tie on yourself, following the instructions for the half-windsor knot here, and omit Step 7. Then simply place the loop of the necktie around the neck of the man, woman, or child who will be wearing the necktie and push the knot up to the neck.

But if you'd like to tie the tie directly on the other person, try this.

1 Flip up the shirt collar and drape the necktie around the neck of the recipient, with the wide end on your right. Allow the wide end to drop down about a foot below the narrow end.

How to Tie a Necktie on Someone Else

2 Cross the wide end over the narrow end and bring it up through the neck loop and down the front.

How to Tie a Necktie on Someone Else

3 Swing the wide end to the right, passing it under the narrow end.

How to Tie a Necktie on Someone Else

4 Cross the wide end back over the narrow end to the left.

How to Tie a Necktie on Someone Else

5 After this, push it up through the neck hole. Now, tuck it through the knot and let it hang down.

How to Tie a Necktie on Someone Else

6 Tighten the tie and fold the shirt collar down, and voilà: He (or she) will be dressed to the nines!

How to Tie a Necktie on Someone Else

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