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Old 05-09-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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I'm 32 years old and am just learning how to tie a tie. Am I the only one this like this? I still have to pull up a you tube video to figure this out
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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my son has always done mine, when I have to wear one!
but he's a suit dressed professional, Im a blue jean to work guy!
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:50 AM   #3
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It's like riding a bike. Once you do it, it's easy.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:51 AM   #4
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Make sure it's long enough, and make sure you have a tight knot.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:51 AM   #5
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I wore one every day for 20 years...Im trying to forget how now.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:51 AM   #6
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About 15 years ago when I went to detectives, that was the first thing that I had to learn.

No more patrol uniform clip-ons.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:52 AM   #7
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Nope, I can't tie one. I'm a blue jean and polo shirt guy.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:52 AM   #8
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Make sure it's long enough, and make sure you have a tight knot.
Yup don't want the back longer than the front. One thing I did when I was a lazy guy was just leave em tied so when they went back on I only had to tighten em up.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:53 AM   #9
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Cant do a full, I'm a lazy half Windsor man. But then again I only wear a tie to funerals and job interviews.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:54 AM   #10
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Yup don't want the back longer than the front. One thing I did when I was a lazy guy was just leave em tied so when they went back on I only had to tighten em up.
I do that. Once I get a good knot and the right length, no sense in recreating all that work.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:55 AM   #11
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Confused!! Thought they clipped on.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:55 AM   #12
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I'm 32 years old and am just learning how to tie a tie. Am I the only one this like this? I still have to pull up a you tube video to figure this out
Just get a very large man to yell at you and tell you he's only going to show you once so you better pay attention. If you get it wrong he's going to put his size 13 boot between your back pockets.

...worked for me during basic training.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:55 AM   #13
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Yup don't want the back longer than the front. One thing I did when I was a lazy guy was just leave em tied so when they went back on I only had to tighten em up.
Had a camp I went to in DC my junior year in highschool, and this is what I did for 5 days straight since I couldn't tie one even watching the youtube videos. Just take it on and off with out un tying the stupid things. One of these days I am going to buy one that has a noose print all over it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:56 AM   #14
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I can tie them, but lucky I rarely have to wear them. If you never undo it you only have to tie in the first time.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:56 AM   #15
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Simple fix, tie it up in the closet. Square knot works just fine.. And no I can't tie one.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:56 AM   #16
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:57 AM   #17
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me too!!!

theres some hot blonde chick named foxy, who teaches you to tie a windsor knot in a bikini top,

it took me bout hour and a half to learn because 30 min i was starring at her
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:57 AM   #18
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I can...I just choose not to.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:57 AM   #19
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I still pull it up on YouTube as well....
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:58 AM   #20
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same here, and I'm 35. Without youtube it would be a clip-on
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:59 AM   #21
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:03 AM   #22
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I will not wear a tie. Feels like a noose around my neck.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:06 AM   #23
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I can jealous of guys who can make a double windsor and I had to wear one every day in college! Now once a week on Sunday mornings still can't. Wife says I am pathetic because I can tie 3 fishing knots and hang a deer and tie it up in a few seconds.

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Old 05-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #24
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Me - I refuse to live any part of my life in an environment that requires a tie or the top button of my shirt to be buttoned up, therefore I could care less if I ever learn how to tie one
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #25
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Learned a few years back and I'm 43
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #26
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Make sure it's long enough, and make sure you have a tight knot.
Agree on the tight knot. The loose knots that seem to be in fashion now just look sloppy and lazy.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:09 AM   #27
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Just make sure it hangs low enough(the tie). Nothing worse than seeing a tie that's 5" from the waist line.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:10 AM   #28
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Just get a very large man to yell at you and tell you he's only going to show you once so you better pay attention. If you get it wrong he's going to put his size 13 boot between your back pockets.

...worked for me during basic training.
It never worked me i still to this day i will go see my dad to tie ties
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:18 AM   #29
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Nope. I own two, dad has tied them for me at various funerals and they stay tied in the closet. I bet I havn't put one on in 4 years.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:20 AM   #30
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I'm 55, I keep one of those handy dandy how-to pamphlets in the drawer for those rare occasions when it's needed.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:24 AM   #31
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I am 47 and never learned.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:31 AM   #32
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I kind of envy you guys who have never had to learn. I've been putting on a tie five mornings a week since 1984. Don't even have to look in a mirror. Wearing a tie has become so uncommon, people look at me weird when I walk in a convenience store or whatever while wearing one...
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:31 AM   #33
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33 years ago at Southwestern University it was mandatory to know how.

Good lord I'm old.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:35 AM   #34
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I kind of envy you guys who have never had to learn. I've been putting on a tie five mornings a week since 1984. Don't even have to look in a mirror. Wearing a tie has become so uncommon, people look at me weird when I walk in a convenience store or whatever while wearing one...
In order to try to "present my best" and be a little better example, i've started wearing a tie to church on a pretty regular basis. I never dreamed i'd be given so much grief for wearing a tie to church.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #35
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I am 31- my wife ties my tie for me. I work at home though so I usually don't get out of my pajamas. Only sport them for weddings or funerals. Sad thing is I had to wear a tie to school everyday in high school. I had my dad tie it once and then I never untied the dang thing. I think that is why I never learned, because I hated wearing it so much.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #36
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I can't....
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #37
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The knot is the easy part, getting the length right is the hard part. I don't have to wear one anymore, but did for 10 years.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:42 AM   #38
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Them ties choke me , I don't like anything around my neck that tight lol. But I did see this old man with a beautiful Texas tie yesterday and asked him if they came on the clip on ties lol
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:44 AM   #39
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haven't tied one in a LONG time. Takes me a few tries to get it right.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #40
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Yes, in the dark, in the middle of a hurricane, drunk, if needed.

One good thing I put into my fraternity was making sure every single pledge could tie a tie and tie it well.

I trained over a hundred of them to tie a full and half windsor in the dark.

Still get a few comments about how much fun that was
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:49 AM   #41
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Me - I refuse to live any part of my life in an environment that requires a tie or the top button of my shirt to be buttoned up, therefore I could care less if I ever learn how to tie one
AMEN...Same Here Brother..
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:50 AM   #42
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Usually takes me a couple of tries to get it right. Glad I do not have to wear one very often.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:51 AM   #43
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Next time anyone sees me in a tie is when they are putting me in a box in my old uniform to get my carcus burned.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:55 AM   #44
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Just get a very large man to yell at you and tell you he's only going to show you once so you better pay attention. If you get it wrong he's going to put his size 13 boot between your back pockets.

...worked for me during basic training.
Same here! I can tie it!
But I don't own one now and wouldn't wear one if my life depended on it!
I agree with Chris, I call them Nooses!
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:59 AM   #45
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I sure can't but somehow my wife can for those very rare occasions
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:03 PM   #46
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Same here! I can tie it!
But I don't own one now and wouldn't wear one if my life depended on it!
I agree with Chris, I call them Nooses!
No one would see the knot on yours any way, you have the magnificence of whiskers.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:12 PM   #47
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I've been tying a tie since my dad showed me as a kid. Both my sons have been shown how and they are still trying to get their efforts past me. I'm not a suit wearing person just taught the propper way to dress up.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:12 PM   #48
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I"m with JERP... i've worn one every day for many years... different knots for different occasions - just like fishing. There is even an iPhone app for all the different knot types. Oddly enough the once or twice a year that I wear a polo to work, or wear a dress shirt without a tie, I feel so under dressed and just about naked! On the flip side, as soon as i'm home i'm a ratty t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts and ball cap kind of guy.... I walk past people from work in "regular" clothes all the time and they never recognize me, or they are blown away that I am wearing such relaxed clothes. I guess they think I wear a suit and tie on saturdays to Home Depot! God forbid they find out I take my suit & tie off, put on camo, kill something and eat it over a fire!! It's tough being a double agent sometimes....
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #49
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Confused!! Thought they clipped on.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:17 PM   #50
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