How to tie a four-in-hand knot step 1

Step 1

Drape the tie around your neck, keeping the wide end approximately 12 inches longer than the narrow end. The wide end should be on the side of your dominant hand. If this knot is new to you, then keep the top button done up, as this will give you a better view of what you are doing.

How to tie a four-in-hand knot step 2

Step 2

Take the wide end and bring it across the front of the narrow end. Then wrap it around the narrow end, and bring it back across the front.

How to tie a four-in-hand knot step 3

Step 3

Now, holding the knot loosely, bring the wide end up through the hole between your neck and the tie, and then pull it through the loop at the front of the knot.

How to tie a four-in-hand knot step 4

Step 4

Tighten by holding the narrow end in place and sliding the knot up. To create the dimple, place your index finger inside the knot and squeeze the tie as you tighten.

How to tie a four-in-hand knot step 5

Step 5

Adjust the knot so that it is slightly asymmetrical and longer than it is wide. Once adjusted, the tip of your tie should hit your belt buckle, but you won’t get any disapproving looks if it is a touch shorter.