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Q: What are some different ways to tie a tie?

A: Tying a tie sometimes isn’t as simple as it sounds. Here are a couple of sets of instructions to consider when prepping for all of those holiday parties, where the dreaded tie is all but expected.

The Four-in-Hand:

– Start with wide end of tie on your right, extending it a foot below narrow end.

– Cross wide end over narrow end and back underneath.

– Continue around, passing wide end across front of narrow end once more.

– Pass wide end up through loop.

– Holding front of knot loose with index finger, pass wide end down through loop in front.

– Remove finger and tighten knot carefully. Draw up tight to collar by holding narrow end and sliding knot up snugly.

The Half Windsor:

– Start with wide end of tie on your right, extending it a foot below narrow end.

-Cross wide end over narrow end and turn back underneath.

– Bring up and turn down through loop.

– Pass wide end around front from left to right, then up through the loop and down through knot in front. Tighten carefully and draw up to collar.

Source: www.butlersguild.com

– By Kelly Savio, Staff Writer

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