Tips for tying a tie easily include choosing an appropriate knot for the size of the tie and tying it in front of a mirror. A person should button his shirt all the way and flip up the collar before beginning.
The wide end of the tie should hang on the side that coincides with a person's dominant hand, because the wide end is manipulated the most. Small knots, such as the four-in-hand and the simple knot, work best with thicker ties. Large knots, such as the Pratt or Windsor, work best with thin ties. Looking at a picture comparison of tie knots can help a person select the appropriate knot.