Four In Hand Knot

The Four In Hand is the most popular tying method, mainly due to its simplicity.It looks elegant & “cool” altogether and it will be great for almost every event. The Four In Hand is a little bit asymmetric tying knot, and forms a relatively small knot. Therefore, this tying method will be great for a narrow collar opening, and for medium-large thickness fabrics. For that reason the Four In Hand isn’t usually the best choice with a wide collar shirts. The Four In Hand, due to its simplicity, leave a relatively long in length tie.

*The instruction images are mirror-images, just like looking at yourself at the mirror.

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Four In Hand Step 1

Place the tie on your neck so the wide end of the tie will be to the right and the narrow end to the left. place the tie so the wide end will be longer than the narrow end (about 10 inches longer).

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Four In Hand Step 2

Bring the wide end of the tie across the narrow end, above it, to the left.

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Four In Hand Step 3

Bring the wide end of the tie across the narrow end again, underneath it, to the right.


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Four In Hand Step 4

Turn the wide end of the tie to the left, across the narrow end, above it.

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Four In Hand Step 5

Pass the wide end below the part of the tie around your neck, upwards.

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Four In Hand Step 6

Pass the wide end of the tie down, inside the loop which created the last step. Finally, tighten the tie around your neck.

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