This is what it should look like...

Step 1:

Start with the wide end of your necktie on the right, extending about  12 inches below the narrow end on the left.

Step 2:

Then cross the wide end over the narrow end.

Step 3:

Bring the wide end around and behind the narrow end.

Step 4:

Then bring the wide end up.

Step 5:

Pull the wide end through the loop and to the right.

Step 6:

Bring the wide end around the front, over the narrow end from right to left.

Step 7:

Again, bring the wide end up and through the loop.

Step 8:

Then, bring the wide end down through the knot in front.

Step 9:

And, using both hands tighten the knot carefully and drwa up to the collar.
<p>Actually there are 85 ways to tie a tie (using &quot;normal&quot; knots, normal cloth length and a few other quite reasonable constraints). These are conveniently listed in a book:</p><p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_85_Ways_to_Tie_a_Tie" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_85_Ways_to_Tie_a_...</a></p><p>No worries though, you can manage with one knot, even if your friend makes it for you. </p>

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