× Tying the Four-in-Hand Start with narrow side nearly to the waist. Cross wide side over. Cross the wide side underneath the narrow side. Cross over the narrow side again; bring wide side up under chin. Push wide side into loop made from crosses. Tighten and straighten your tie. Pinch tie under know (optional).

| March 14, 2012

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How to Tie a Four-in-Hand Necktie Knot: Your 60 Second Visual Guide

Start with narrow side nearly to the waist. Cross wide side over. Cross the wide side underneath the narrow side. Cross over the narrow side again; bring wide side up under chin. Push wide side into loop made from crosses. Tighten and straighten your tie. Pinch tie under know (optional).

The four-in-hand is a simple and easy tie knot that works well for thinner ties with traditional patterns, and pairs best with dress shirts that have narrow spread and button down collars.

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Last updated: December 2, 2017


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