I Have No Clue How to Tie a Tie

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 215 People

    I Tried.

    My brother needed to wear a tie for an orchestra concert.  My dad being out of town, my mother and I attempted to tie it for him.  I researched detailed diagrams of how to tie a Windsor knot, and still failed miserably.  Multiple times.  What ended up being...
    EPGrace EPGrace
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2008

    No Clue

    No clue,None at all,Sorry,If it's to tie a tie,Don't ask me.
    storywriter2 storywriter2
    46-50
    Sep 1, 2012

    The Sad Truth

    I never learned how to tie a tie growing up.  Once I graduated college I thought I would learn, but I got a job that didn't require a tie.  Fact is I hate wearing ties.  Women have no clue how good they have it , not having to be choked by a tie.  This is an...
    PHSQUARE PHSQUARE
    31-35
    1 Response Jun 18, 2010

    Hurts My Brain.

    Following my personal rule of joining any experience group whose title makes me laugh out loud. I have no idea how to tie a tie. I'm lucky I know how to tie my shoes. Actually, I taught myself how to tie my shoes when I was very young, and consequently I apparently do it...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Oct 19, 2007

    That's Why They Make Clip-...

    That's why they make clip-ons,right?!
    annabelle annabelle
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2006

    The Internet

     Fortunately i don't ever need to wear a tie myself ;) but i have had to help my cousin. we were going to this fancy dinner and he needed to have a tie on. He couldn't do it so we turned to the Internet. That just confused us more! lol I think i eventually got t tight...
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2008

    No Way.

    i have nooooo idea on how to tie a tie, my bf has shown me at least 15 times how to tie one, and he knows how to tie a tie in like 25 different ways, its ridiculous!!!
    musicality musicality
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2008
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 10, 2015

    I Have A Clue Now But Can'...

    I have a clue now but can't untie those ******* almost died evil evil ties
    tactlessandsarcastic tactlessandsarcastic
    22-25, F
    Dec 24, 2006

    School Uniform Had A Tie So Ha...

    school uniform had a tie so had to do it every day
    lilhellbunny lilhellbunny
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2006

    Chick Who's Job Requires Ties....

    i'm a chick so i don't tend to wear ties. and the very few cute ties i wear were, at some point, tied by a guy, so i could simply take them over my head and apply again. that being said, i have spent a number of years as a stage manager (it is a theatre thing - we're responsible...
    springfieldrocks springfieldrocks
    22-25, F
    Aug 25, 2008

    Yeah...

    It pretty much sucks because I always tie one for my band's concerts. I have to run about looking for someone to tie mine for me.
    brighteyed brighteyed
    18-21, F
    Sep 14, 2007

    Didn't Know How To Tie A Tie; Asked My Friend Named Google

    I didn't know how to tie a tie for most of my life. Never had to wear one, so I didn't need to know how. That changed when I started interviewing for jobs last year. I was embarassed to ask somebody to show me how so I went to my friend Google. Lots of great resources. My two...
    Weezer1223 Weezer1223
    26-30, M
    Mar 8, 2010

    Tying a Tie Had Always Been a Headache But Not Now

    Tying a tie had been a headache to me since my schooling. So I used to go for a ready-made tie with an elastic neck-band through out my schooling. BUT now what to do when I have joined an Organization --started my career with a JOB!!! Everyday i had to find someone help me...
    shayonags shayonags
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 6, 2008

    Why No, Actually I Do Know ...

    Why no, Actually I do know how to tie a tie! Would that be around your wrists ankles or?? Winsor, Square knot...
    Mountainman923518 Mountainman923518
    56-60, M
    5 Responses Jun 3, 2007

    Wow, How Do You Write An Interesting Story About a Tie?

    There are various ways to use a tie (and I don't know how to do any of them) 1. With a shirt 2. To commit suicide 3. As a temporary belt 
    LostTraveller LostTraveller
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 3, 2007

    This Is How You Do It!

    Ok, I had to wear a tie every day to school for a few years, then once a week after that, until graduation, for a total of 6 years. It's much easier than you think to tie a tie, especially if you prefer it longer with a simple knot. Begin by of course placing the tie around your...
    zunderwo zunderwo
    36-40, M
    Jul 21, 2010

    Nope.

    Never had to. Well, maybe a couple times, but usually I could con someone else into doing it for me. I prefer the tieless look anyhow. Ties are overrated.
    anteye anteye
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 9, 2006

    My Husband Can't Either

    This became such a problem that my husband's dad tied Tyler's ties for him (he has a whopping collection of three) and hung them on a hanger. Now Tyler has to be very careful not to let the knot slip on the rare occasions when he actually has to wear one. I learned one evening...
    BookNerd BookNerd
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2007

    Tie A Tie

    There's alot of men who don't know how to tie a tie.  If I was a man, I would have been in the same boat.  It seems very complicated.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Aug 15, 2011

    Not Completely True

    Growing up, I was a daddy's girl, which is kinda funny, because I've grown to the young adult who feels that their father is the last one who understands them now. Anyway, I use to love playing with his ties. One day i taught myself how to tie them, based off of a instructional...
    NotLolita NotLolita
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2013

    Tie It Any Which Way You Want

    I don't normally wear ties (blame it on few opportunities to dress up) but I've always been intrigued by ties since I was little. My dad has a rack of them hanging in the closet, and when I was a kid, I would go in that fabric jungle of sorts and play with the ties. There was one...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody
    16-17, F
    16 Responses Apr 16, 2008

    No Reason to Learn

    I don't wear a tie, but sometimes I wonder what I would look like with a blouse and a tie on. *shrugs* But no reason to learn really not going to get married, and never tie anyones ties for them. Just...not my thing.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    Jul 13, 2008

    And I'm a Guy

    I can understand girls not knowing how to tie a tie because they never need to. I never learned, so usually when I have to wear a tie, someone just does it for me.
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Dec 6, 2007

    Hahahahaha Yeah

    OMG I HATE ties!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE TOO HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I end up strangling myself HAHAHAHA
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    Feb 3, 2011

    Dumb

    That I am I was showed several times how to do it, but I guess it wasn't a life necessity to learn, so I forgot as soon as I was showed. To me it's just stupidly complicated. Maybe one day I will learn. When I have to. But, I don't think it will happen bc my bf can do it by...
    misasja misasja
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2008

    Utterly Failed

    my grandfather has tried to teach me this skill over and over and i never got it. i just bought one with a zipper instead
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 2, 2013

    I Had No Clue How To Tie A Tie Until......

    Hey Guys,   Learning how to tie a tie was irrelevant until I joined the corporate world. It took sometime observing how people / friends tie that intriguing knot! :D Gradually I realized that observation, knowledge (as in a particular way of knot type) and practice was...
    capsi capsi
    26-30, M
    Feb 8, 2010
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