How to Tie a Four in Hand Knot
The Four In Hand Knot is one of the most ancient tie knots known to man. Despite being invented centuries ago, the Four In Hand Knot was only recognised as a fashion statement in the 17th century when Croatian mercenaries wore scarves tied in this shape on a trip to King Louis XIII's palace in Paris. Its universal and historical popularity is attributed to its simplicity and versatility. The Four In Hand Knot produces a slender, slightly asymmetric shape that will take you to corporate and social settings with an air of elegance. Pair the Four In Hand Knot with narrow collared shirts as well as thicker neckties for the best take.
Four In Hand Knot tying steps
- Place the tie around your neck with the wide end on the right and the skinny end on the left. Position the wide end lower than the skinny end.
- Cross the wide end over the skinny end towards the left.
- Cross it underneath the skinny end towards the right.
- Cross it over the skinny end towards the left.
- Fold it up through the neck loop from underneath.
- Pass it down through the loop you’ve created in the knot.
- Pull down on the wide end to fasten the knot and then slide it up towards your neck.