How to tie a tie – Four in Hand Knot
Four in Hand Knot: At first match your tie knot with your collar style. The Four in Hand Knot best suited with narrow spread collars, with angles 60 degrees or less. Then follow these seven easy steps to learn how to tie a tie.
- Step 1: Adjust the tie on to the collar
- Step 2: Pass wide end behind the tie hole
- Step 3: Wrap the thick end around and behind the thin end
- Step 4: Around the thick end from left to right
- Step 5: Pull the thick end upwards through the neck loop
- Step 6: Feed the thick end down through the tie knot
- Step 7: Achieve your desired knot size
STEP 1: Adjust the tie on to the collar
At first, make your collar up. Put the tie around the neck in a loop shape. The thick end hangs to the left while the thin end hangs to the right. Fat end should be 3 to 4 inches lower than the thin end.
STEP 2: Pass wide end behind the tie hole
In next step, cross the thick end over the thin end forming the X-shape.
STEP 3: Wrap the thick end around and behind the thin end
Hold the left side thick end and wrap it around the thin end, in such a way; it should be behind the thin end. It should be like inside and out as it is shown in the figure.
STEP 4: Around the thick end from left to right
Take the thick end, round it across the front of the knot from left side to the right side.
STEP 5: Pull the thick end upwards through the neck loop
Pull the thick end upwards using one hand through the neck loop, by holding the thin end with the other hand.
STEP 6: Feed the thick end down through the tie knot
Feed the thick end downward through the tie knot carefully.
STEP 7: Achieve your desired knot size
Achieve your desired knot size by pulling the thick end as much as you want your knot size.
If you have followed these steps accurately then your tie end should hang over your belt, at the middle of your belt buckle.
Four in hand knot is the most popular tie knot. This is the first knot that everyone should learn due to its simplicity and easiness. It is the most popular necktie knot now-a-days. We can say it is a schoolboy knot. As it is easy to master, it is usually the knot we first learn when we learn how to tie a tie. It is used on smart-casual events. It is asymmetrical, narrow, and is best suited to narrow spread shirts.
Different Styles of Tie Knot: