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How to Tie a Tie

Postby AVBucks4239 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:14 pm

Ya, I'm 24 and my dad still ties my ties for me. So what.

But seriously, work starts next Monday and this is the only thing on my to-do list for this week. I googled around but it seems like most of the websites assume you know the basics of tying a tie. I literally know nothing.

So, anybody have good links for a beginner? And I should be tying a half-windsor, right?

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby AugustaMasters » Mon May 14, 2012 8:20 pm

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/tieknots/tieknots.tem

A half-windsor is fine and versatile...a four in hand is also fine and easier to tie.

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby dowu » Mon May 14, 2012 8:24 pm

:shock: :shock:
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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby zozin » Mon May 14, 2012 8:26 pm

Windsor for a tie with thinner/medium material, 1/2 Windsor for thick material.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q7Deyx5 ... ure=relmfu

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:28 pm

I'd recommend either the Half-windsor, the Prince Albert, or the Prince Edward. Surprisingly, google images is a great resource --there's a couple jpgs that have step-by-step instructions

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby zozin » Mon May 14, 2012 8:31 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:I'd recommend either the Half-windsor, the Prince Albert, or the Prince Edward. Surprisingly, google images is a great resource --there's a couple jpgs that have step-by-step instructions

Ban this man.


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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby dowu » Mon May 14, 2012 8:43 pm

zozin wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:I'd recommend either the Half-windsor, the Prince Albert, or the Prince Edward. Surprisingly, google images is a great resource --there's a couple jpgs that have step-by-step instructions

Ban this man.


Hahahahahaha

Zozin, did you fall for it?

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby minnbills » Mon May 14, 2012 8:44 pm

Prince Albert gave it away, Edward isn't as well known.

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:45 pm

I'm actually dumb. Prince Albert is indeed a type of knot as well. I knew it was a knot so I assumed Prince Edward must be the piercing.

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby dowu » Mon May 14, 2012 8:46 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:I'm actually dumb. Prince Albert is indeed a type of knot as well. I knew it was a knot so I assumed Prince Edward must be the piercing.


Well played.

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:47 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:I'm actually dumb. Prince Albert is indeed a type of knot as well. I knew it was a knot so I assumed Prince Edward must be the piercing.


Well played.

Exact opposite of well played. The joke was doomed from the start. Shouldve passed.

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby dowu » Mon May 14, 2012 8:48 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:
nmop_apisdn wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:I'm actually dumb. Prince Albert is indeed a type of knot as well. I knew it was a knot so I assumed Prince Edward must be the piercing.


Well played.

Exact opposite of well played. The joke was doomed from the start. Shouldve passed A DOOBIE.


Ftfy.

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby xcountryjunkie » Mon May 14, 2012 9:49 pm

Don't have the link, but the Brooks Brothers website has a great run-down on how to tie a bunch of different knots (four in hand, half windsor, full windsor, etc.).

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby FantasticMrFox » Mon May 14, 2012 9:57 pm

xcountryjunkie wrote:Don't have the link, but the Brooks Brothers website has a great run-down on how to tie a bunch of different knots (four in hand, half windsor, full windsor, etc.).
AugustaMasters wrote:http://www.brooksbrothers.com/tieknots/tieknots.tem

A half-windsor is fine and versatile...a four in hand is also fine and easier to tie.

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby Incubateus » Mon May 14, 2012 10:09 pm

half-nicky. Not as bulky as the windsor or even the half, but still a centered knot. If you have a suit that fits, and you aren't 200lbs+, you should stick with the half-nicky. If you are over 200, or simply have a large frame, a windsor would look nice.

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby MoonshineJoe » Tue May 15, 2012 12:54 am

Bow tie or bust.

|>o<|

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby lisjjen » Tue May 15, 2012 12:58 am

Really?

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Tue May 15, 2012 4:00 pm

MoonshineJoe wrote:Bow tie or bust.

|>o<|


Yeah, if you're a douche.

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby bceagles182 » Tue May 15, 2012 4:09 pm

If you don't know what you're doing, do the four-in-hand. It's by far the easiest to tie.

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby XxSpyKEx » Wed May 16, 2012 3:23 pm

Just leave them tied up.. I'm 28 and work and have to wear a tie to work everyday and still can't tie a tie. A co-clerk just recently learned how to tie his tie when the judge taught him how to lol. Worst case scenario (e.g. you buy a new tie and have to tie it), YouTube how to tie a full windsor. Btw- full windsor is the way to go for ties. It's a fat enough of a knot that you can get away with not buttoning that god-awful top button on your shirt.

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby kaiser » Wed May 16, 2012 3:43 pm

I was in the same position in college, and just typed "how to tie a tie into google". Saw a step by step on how to tie a half-windsor, stood in front of the mirror and did it about 100 times, and have been using it ever since. You would be amazed how fast you can learn if you just repeat it over and over. I think the half windsor is great, looks professional, and is easy to learn.

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

Postby Nom Sawyer » Wed May 16, 2012 3:53 pm

If you're on the skinny side, I'd say go with the half-windsor... Full just looks way too big for some people.

If you're more built, then either one can work. Both are pretty easy to learn, just pick one and watch some videos to get it down.

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Re: How to Tie a Tie

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