How to Tie a Tie.
Welcome to manhood. This is the day you learn to tie your own tie, be it for some formal occasion or a job interview, without your mom’s help. Even if you don’t have a job that requires such decorum, it’ll be handy knowing this in case the occasion strikes.
What you do–after deciding upon a tie that suits your personality/outfit–is drape it around your neck, fat end on the right (front side facing forward). The fat end should be about a foot lower than the skinny end.
Now take the fat end, cross over the skinny end, and loop it over, so the fat end falls above the skinny end.
Then, take the fat end and pass it under the skinny end to the right.
Take the fat end and loop it through the front, so it’s on the left again (press the cloth as close to the knot as possible as you continue forward).
Then pass the fat end in front of the skinny end on which a knot is forming.
Pull it through the loop again through the back and–here comes the most crucial point–pass it under the top quasi-loose layer of that knot.
Adjust as snug as you see fit.
For those worried about failing to get it right a second time, you can always do it once, and then leave it loose and in a drawer until the next time beckons.