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Old 12-06-04, 07:07 PM   #1
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How To Tie A Tie

Anyone, This May Sound Weird,

I Need To Learn How To Tie A Tie Tongiht!

If Anyone Can Give Me Step By Step Directions Or A Link To A Site That Is Easy To Learn. Please Help.
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Old 12-06-04, 07:23 PM   #2
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what do you want to tie the tie to.
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Old 12-06-04, 07:27 PM   #3
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http://www.tie-a-tie.net/
YAY google.com!
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Old 12-06-04, 07:30 PM   #4
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what do you want to tie the tie to.
its a formal tie
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oh, so you want to tie it to... you
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This will be loads of fun.

Stand in front of a mirror. Wrap the tie around your neck, under your collar, so the wider end is on your right. Now pull the wide end until it's down around your crotch. Take the wide end and cross it over the other end, then continue to wrap it around underneath the other end until it's back on the right again, seam up. Pinch the cross-point between your left thumb and forefinger. While holding the pinch with your left hand, wrap the wide end over again so it covers your left hand. Still holding the pinch, wrap the wide end underneath the "Y" so that it comes out of the top and hangs straight down the front of your shirt. Still holding the pinch, feed the wide end through the hole between the pinch and the part of the tie that's still covering your left fingers. Keep holding the pinch with your left hand while you gently pull the wide end through the knot, carefully tightening it. Don't pull it too tight. Gently slide it up toward your neck while pulling on the skinny end of the tie. If it's not the right length, try again, adjusting the length to compensate.

I like those clip-on ties.
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Oh, wait--everyone's leaving this thread and going to the "beer" thread! See you later...
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wow, all this time I had been tying a four in hand, not a windsor. wow! the things you learn from the internet.
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Old 12-06-04, 08:16 PM   #9
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Thanks,

I still cantfigure it out so i am bringing it and getting help, thanks though.
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Anyone, This May Sound Weird,

I Need To Learn How To Tie A Tie Tongiht!

If Anyone Can Give Me Step By Step Directions Or A Link To A Site That Is Easy To Learn. Please Help.
Buy a frickin' clip-on!
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Clip ons are for 7-9 y.o. kids, it called "Growing up" ever heard of the phrase?
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Court date, huh?
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WTF

im in a band concert. your a little bit off there.
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Man, once you get it tied, never untie it. Just loosen it, and take it off yer neck.
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i was thinking that.
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You put your right foot in. You take your right foot out. Do the Hoochie Coochie and you shake it all about.
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i think someone needs to go to bed.
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Seems to me waitin til tonite to learn to tie a tie is just askin for silly and smart aleck answers. But if you are serious and really want to learn, I will impart some sound advice that will help you in your endeavor.

Now pay attention. With the exception of the Bow tie, there are 2 main types of tie tyin that I know of. The Half Windsor, which only amatuers and retrobates use. And the Full Windsor, which lets people know you care about your appearance and take the time to properly dress for an evening out or a hard day at the office. Now, here is the big hint. A Full Windsor is twice as hard to master as the Half Windsor. Now, go to the concert, find a mom there and have her set it up for you. If all she knows is the Half Windsor, go with it. It'll get you through.

On the off chance you can't find a mom, try this.

~throw the tie around your neck. With the skinny end shorter than the fat end, place the skinny end flat side over the fat end.

~Now, take the fat end and bring it up and over the skinny end and then back around on the upside and around the front.

~Then repeat the wrap around the skinny end on the other side and around the front and then under the front wrap.

Pull gently on the knot and the two ends and bring it up to your neck. Manipulate the knot so it looks even and hope like Hell the ends end up right. If not, take it apart and do it again. If, by the 15th attempt, you have not succeeded in getting the ends right, look for a convenient protusion to thrown the tie around and then dangle from it.
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Geddy Lee would know how to tie a tie.
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Clip ons are for 7-9 y.o. kids, it called "Growing up" ever heard of the phrase?
I don't wanna grow up
'coz mabye if I did

I couldn't be a Toy-R-Us kid
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I had a manager who liked to grab men's ties to get their attention. She would grab your tie and berate you while in your face. Until one day she grabbed the Computer Services manager's tie and it came off in her hand. She was so flustered she forgot what she was going to say, and just stared at the tie in her hand.
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I had a manager who liked to grab men's ties to get their attention. She would grab your tie and berate you while in your face. Until one day she grabbed the Computer Services manager's tie and it came off in her hand. She was so flustered she forgot what she was going to say, and just stared at the tie in her hand.
When I was in Military school, we had to wear black ties every day with our uniforms. Even at dark thirty in the morning for Reveille. Clip-on ties were absolutely forbidden to even have in one's possesion. But they were a favorite item to use for Reveille when trying to show up fully dressed with only 10 minutes to do it. A favorite trick of the officers when a hair was across their butt would be to go down the ranks and yank on every tie in formation. I was caught several times. As were some of my compadres. Well, we were not about to give in so easily.

We devised an "Reveille" uniform. An outfit that could be thrown on in 30 seconds and meet the requirements of the dark formations in the morning. What we did was cut a uniform shirt up so only the front third was visible when we had our outer coats on. Then we sewed a clip-on tie to this shirt. Manipulated everything so all one had to do was slip it over the head and button the top button. Voila, we were conforming to the strict dress code. I volunteered for the first attempt. After all that work to make the damn thing, it took maybe 2 weeks before I had my tie yanked. Worked like a charm. It became the latest "beat the system" ploy. Unfortunately, anything good gets overused and eventually, the officers found out and we were busted. They gave us points for originallity but I still ended up on the track marching demerits off. But it was worth every hour. I think I received 8 demerits for that one.
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I've been doing this for so long, that I don't know if I could even explain how to do it.

(Now that I read that, it seems a bit sad....)
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I live in Arizona where you just slip the loop over your head and slide the metal part with the rock on it up to your neck.
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