TYING THE KNOT
Men often make a common mistake in tying their tie; they go for a thick, chunky knot that’s anything but flattering. Remember that a tie knot is just that: a knot. Plus, a smaller, neat-looking tie knot will both flatter and frame the face. We prefer a four-in-hand tie knot, and as the name suggests, there are four simple steps to get it just right.
Loop your tie right over left, with the thin end of your tie on the left, falling to just above your belly button.
Pull the right (wide) end of your tie back beneath the slim left side. Then loop back over the front and to the left.
Pull the wide end of the tie up into the neck loop from underneath.
Finally, tighten the knot by pulling down on the tie’s wide end. Slide the knot up and adjust into a snug, neat shape.
The old guard on Savile Row have an easy trick to remember the four-in-hand knot. The wide end of the tie goes “once around the tree, and down the hole,” apparently.