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.