I used to be able to tie a tie but then hubby came in and asked if I could do it instead of him. Here is the back story, he is hardly a tie-wearer, nice shirts and slacks for work mode, but no ties. Why the sudden change? I purchased a couple of skinny ties for his as a gift, he loved it. What I ended up doing was quickly google it and found a video on how to tie a tie...lame but hey...it worked!