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Wearing a tie can help you make a good impression.  This is a step by step tutorial on how to get it tied right. 

Step 1: Getting Started

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Place tie over your shoulders with the wide end hanging over your left shoulder.  Make sure your collar is up.  Adjust the tie so that you only have about a foot hanging on your right side.   
 

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banker2 years ago
Very nice instructable with good photos. Here's how to get the correct length.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Perfect-Tie-Length-Every-Time/
kelseymh2 years ago
For those of you who don't know, this is generally called the Windsor (or full Windsor) knot. Simpler versions, the half Windsor and four-in-hand, are not as symmetric.
Good job. I would add that ideally, you want bottom of the front part of your tie to JUST touch the tip of your belt buckle. If it does not, you will need to start over and either make the short end of the tie longer or shorter - as in step 1. I know it's a real pain BUT once you get that correct length, then you can save it by carefully loosening the tie in order to mark a reference point on the back of the short end (do it carefully with a Sharpie/marker). In the future, just use that reference point and you will always have the perfect length tie. Cool!
Excellent walkthrough. :D