How to tie a tie
These days, with t-shirts as the norm in many circles (mine included), ties have earned an association with stuffy boardrooms and soulless offices. Fortunately, the opposite is true: ties represent a return to a more traditional time, adding style and class to an otherwise monotonous wardrobe.
This article and the accompanying videos explain a number of ways to tie a necktie. I favor a half-windsor.
See also: A Good Necktie, an article I wrote on this subject in 2002.