How Do You Tie a Four-in-Hand Knot?


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The four-in-hand knot is primarily used to tie neckties, producing a narrow, asymmetrical knot that is suitable for all body types, but is especially flattering on men with shorter necks. After arranging the necktie around the neck, cross the wide end over and under the narrow end twice, and then pull the wide end down through the knot.

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  1. Arrange the necktie in the starting position

    Drape the necktie around the neck with the wide end on the right side, extending past the narrow end on the other side by 12 inches.

  2. Cross the wide end of the necktie over the narrow end

    Take the wide end of the necktie, and horizontally cross it over the narrow end. Next, horizontally fold the wide end of the necktie under the narrow end. Then, once again horizontally cross the wide end of the necktie over the narrow end at the same position as the first crossing.

  3. Pull the necktie through the loop and adjust the necktie

    Wrap the wide end of the necktie behind the narrow end, and pull the wide end up through the loop around the neck in a vertical motion. Holding open the front of the knot in the necktie, pull the wide end of the necktie down through it. Finally, hold the narrow end, and slide the knot up to the collar.

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