Tying a Necktie: Four-in-Hand Knot

Tying a Necktie: The Four-in-Hand Knot is the most popular type of necktie knot and easiest to learn, probably over 80% of tie wearers knot their ties with this. The knot is long and straight but slightly lopsided.

Tying a Necktie Four-in-Hand Knot

1. Begin with the wide end on your right and extending about a foot below the narrow end of your tie. (Pictures are mirror images, in other words images are what you would see if you were looking in a mirror.)

2. Bring the wide end of the tie over the narrow (right side to left side).

3. Bring the wide end underneath the narrow end (left side to right side).

4. Bring the wide end of the tie over the narrow again (right side to left side).

5. Bring the wide end of the tie through the back of the loop (left side to center).

6. Hold the front of the knot loose with your index finger; pass the wide end down through the loop (created in step 4) in front.

7. Remove your finger and tighten the knot.

8. Hold the narrow end of the tie and slide the knot up to the collar.

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