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Four In Hand Knot

The Four in Hand Knot creates a more narrow, discreet and slightly asymmetrical necktie knot. It is best suited for a standard dress shirt and works best with wide ties made from heavy materials.

While this tie knot can be worn by anyone, it more well suited for men with shorter necks as the knot's rather narrow and elongated form stretches the perceived height of the neck a small amount.

To tie the Four in Hand Knot, stand in front of a mirror with your collar up, and your tie around your neck as shown. Then simply follow the six steps below:

(Typically, your collar should be up to allow ease of maneuvering, and to prevent creases in your tie while tying the Windsor tie knot. Diagrams are with collar down for illustration purposes.)


Four in Hand Necktie Tie Knot - diagram 1 1. Bring the wide end [ W ] so that it extends approximately 1 foot below the narrow end [ N ] of the tie. First, cross the wide end W over narrow the end N.
Four in Hand Necktie Tie Knot - diagram 2 2. Carry the wide end W up around and behind the narrow end N, between your shirt and tie.
Four in Hand Necktie Tie Knot - diagram 3

3. Continue by bringing the wide end W back over and in front of the narrow end, N.

Four in Hand Necktie Tie Knot - diagram 4 4. Pull wide end W up and through the loop between your tie and shirt.
Four in Hand Necktie Tie Knot - diagram 5
5. Bring the wide end W down through the loop that has been formed in front.
Four in Hand Necktie Tie Knot - diagram 6 6. Holding the knot with your left hand, and pulling the wide end W with your right hand, gently tighten the knot by carefully drawing it up to your collar.

Keep practicing the Four In Hand Knot a few more times until you can tie it quickly, neatly, and without reading these directions!!

If these directions are not clear enough for you, or if you'd like to pass this knowledge onto someone who you love (and you feel needs it!), CLICK HERE to see samples of a VIDEO showing how to tie this knot.

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