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How to Tie the Four-in-Hand Knot

About the Four-In-Hand Knot

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.

The Four-in-Hand Knot Tying Instructions

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
  • 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.
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