Named after a 19th Century Gentleman's Club of the same name, the Four-in-Hand is the reigning champion of necktie knots. Its popularity stems from its simplicity and versatility. It is easy to tie, slender, tapered, mildly asymmetrical and self-releasing. If you only learn one knot, make it the Four-in-Hand.
Four in a Hand Tying Instructions
- 1. Start with the wide end of the tie on the right and the small end on the left. Begin with the small end slightly above your belly-button (will vary depending on your height and the length & thickness of your tie). Only move the active (wide) end.
- 2. Wide end over the small end to the left
- 3. Under the small end and to the right
- 4. Across the front and to the left
- 5. Up into the neck loop from underneath
- 6. Down through the loop you've just made in the front
- 7. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide end. Slide the knot up & adjust.