What completes a school uniform or a suit?
Well today, gentleman, I will show you how to tie a tie.
At first sight it may seem more complicated and time-consuming than nuclear physics, but as soon as you understand the basics it becomes a matter of practice. Believe me, it is much easier than learning to ride a bike or tying a shoelace.
How do you tie a tie? Let us start from the basics. To succeed in our goal you need three things: a tie, a mirror and motivation.
1. Ensure that the wide end is approximately 30 cm lower than the narrow end and cross the wide end over the narrow one. This will create a loop between the collar and your will-be tie. Pass the wide end through this loop and then down. So the wide end will again be on top of the narrow one.
2. Put the wide end under the narrow one; pull it to the left and across the top of the narrow end. By this time the wide end should encircle the narrow one, forming the first outline of a knot. The wide end should be located to the right of the knot.
3. Put the wide end beneath the narrow one again, then between the collar and the knot, and afterwards push it through the loop.
4. Finally, push the wide end through the knot. Next, hold the knot with your left hand, while adjusting the ends of your tie and pushing the knot to the collar.
Here is the result - a perfectly tied knot. As we can see by now, tying a tie is much easier than nuclear physics, and not time-consuming at all. With a tie, a mirror and proper motivation it took us two minutes to accomplish the task according to my instructions. If you practice for a couple of times, you will be able to bring the time required to less than half a minute. From now on you know the secret, and you are welcome to use it for the benefit of your appearance.