Four-in-Hand Knot: All you need to know about it

When it comes to tying a tie, the four in hand knot is one of the most popular methods to tie a necktie. The four in hand knot is also known as the simple knot or schoolboy knot, especially known for their simplicity and style.

In fact, if you take a look back in history, research has claimed that earlier carriage drivers tend to tie their reins with a four in hand knot. Alternate sources claimed that they also wore their scarves in that manner. The most likely etymology is that, the members of the Four in Hand Club in London began wearing this neckwear as a fashionable piece.

In India, ties have mostly been restricted to the school uniforms or boardroom dressings. However, once in a while, you may be required to wear a tie for more formal occasion such as a wedding, or a real special date. You may even want to make a deeper impression when it comes to a potential job interview. However, unlike other countries, wearing a tie isn’t part of the daily wardrobe requirement. In fact, we rarely ever find it in the wardrobe of Indian men, unless it is already pre – tied and kept. So how to tie a tie  in this way?

The four in hand knot makes the ideal choice for a narrow, more discreet and slightly asymmetrical tie knot. It works best with wide neckties that are made from heavy fabrics and even standard button down dress shirt. The tie knot can also be worn by anyone, especially for individuals who have shorter necks. That is because the knot’s rather narrow and elongated form, creates the perception of a higher neck height.

The four in hand knot, it isn’t rocket science to tie this basic knot. Here we give you a step by step guide on how to tie a tie:

Step 1: Place the tie around your neck, with the narrow end on your right and the wider end on the left. Keep the narrow end a bit shorter than the wider end.

Step 2: Cross the wide end of the narrow end of the tie.

Step 3: Fold the wide end under the narrow end of the tie

Step 4: Pass the wider end horizontally over the narrow end again.

Step 5: Take the wide end and pull it through the loop around the neck. You will then have to pull it through the knot

Step 6: Tighten the knot by pulling the wide end

Step 7: You can adjust the length of the narrow end until it is snug against the collar.

Now that you are aware of how to tie a tie, you can now easily be a wiz at this fancy knot and make sure you stand apart in the crowd.

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How to Look Handsome – Follow these Grooming Tips

There is no direct way to look handsome. It all starts by grooming. After all, no one is ugly. Grooming is an essential part when it comes to knowing how to look handsome. A man can experiment with several looks. From choosing the right outfit to having that perfectly trimmed beard. Once you have mastered the art of grooming, you are bound to kill people with your dashing looks. However, the increasing workload and the pollution makes it difficult to take care of the skin. To help you in the same, mentioned are some tips that might come handy:

 

Moisturize on A Daily Basis

Your skin seeks attention when it starts to get dry. Do not turn a blind eye to this aspect, after it is your face that is seen first. Considering this aspect, it is important that you moisturise your skin on a daily basis. One of the greatest benefits of moisturising is that it helps in reducing the post-shave irritation risk. Besides, it also works by maintaining the pH balance in the skin.

 

Take Care of your Facial Hair

Shaving and trimming go hand in hand. Master the art of shaving. It does not only mean using a right razor. Taking right care in choosing the grooming products is also important. Overgrown and scruffy beards are a complete turn-off. Besides, do not plan on ditching the pre-shave oil and after-shave lotion. These are vital grooming products and help in keeping the skin of your face fresh and clean.

 

Sun Protection Is For You Too!

It is not that sunscreen is made for women alone. Men are highly recommended to use the same as it helps in protecting your skin from harsh Ultra Violet rays (UV). Opt for SPF 30 as it will do the job of protecting your skin. Not many know, but long exposure to the sun leads to premature ageing of the skin. It also helps in keeping skin cancer at bay!

 

Brighten Up Your Amazing Smile

When it comes to looking for how to look handsome, do not forget about taking care of your pearly whites. Do include the same in your grooming list. Ensure you brush and flush your teeth on a regular basis. Apart from this, do visit the dentist after every six months for cleaning.

 

Smell Nice and Fresh

A little bit of sweat does not bother anyone, but if you sweat constantly, then you need to use a right deodorant. If you plan to use cologne, then you are advised to use an unscented deodorant. Ensure you have a signature scent as it goes a long way in identifying your personality.