how to tie a tie (four-in-hand knot)

The Four in Hand Knot

Narrow and slightly asymmetrical. The perfect knot for a standard button-down dress shirt.


How To Tie A Tie
Step 01

The wide end "A" should extend about 12 inches below narrow end "B". Cross wide end "A" over narrow end "B".

How To Tie A Tie
Step 02

Bring wide end "A" up around and behind narrow end "B".

How To Tie A Tie
Step 03

Continue by bringing wide end "A" back over in front of narrow end "B" again.

How To Tie A Tie
Step 04

Pull wide end "A" up and through the loop around your neck.

How To Tie A Tie
Step 05

Hold the front of the knot loosely with your index finger and bring wide end "A" down through front loop.

How To Tie A Tie
Step 06

Remove finger and tighten knot carefully to collar by holding narrow end "B" and sliding the knot up.