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Four in Hand Tie Knot Tutorial – Step by Step How To Guide

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Welcome to the Gentleman's Gazette In this video, I'm going to show you how to tie a four in hand knot

The Four in hand knot today is probably the most popular knot in the western world It's the first knot most boys learn from their fathers when they first learn how to tie a tie and at the same time, a popular knot with elegant men because it is slightly asymmetrical and it's hence appreciated It's not clear where exactly the name four in hand knot came from Some claim that it comes from the four in hand club in London Another theory is that it comes from the coach when coach would hold four in one hand

other people claim that, the coach would tie their scarves in that way, it's ultimately not clear where it originates from however it does not matter because it's a great knot Just like with the oriental knot, the four in hand knot is perfect for wear with collar pins, collar bars or collar clips simply because you can put them underneath here and the knot is not too big so you can actually connect the two parts of your collar If you don't know what a collar pin is, check out my video If you like to find high quality collar pins and clips that really work, click here The four in hand knot is very popular and I think it looks best with a classic collar that is closer together or like a medium spread collar that i'm wearing right here

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once you get to more spread collars you have to be careful because the knot is not too large and so you will see the tie on the sides which I don't think looks great Some people don't care so I leave it up to you but I think it's best to wear it with a classic collar and medium spread collar Once you tie the tie knot, you ideally want both ends of the tie to be the same length In order to get that, you'll have to have the slim end about a hand width above your waistband but it always varies depends on your pants or ties so you have to play it with it a little bit until you figure it out

Here is how you tie it: You take the wider end over the slimmer end, you go once around in the back and once around the front basically,360 Now, you bring the wide end through the little hole you created on your neck, you pull it through and here you have o make sure you don't get any creases in this part So you pull it through so it's slightly tight Now it should hang like this

You go to the bottom and pull it through here like so Now you hold this part and then you gently pull like so So it comes all the way through Now, this is going to be loose if you want a dimple in your tie you can pinch it up here so you make sure and then pull gently so you get a dimple right here

Then you hold the knot, pinch it slightly and pull gently so the knot pulls together more tightly Once you're happy with the knot, pull on the slim end and bring your knot up by slightly wiggling it up Now you make sure everything is good, no wrinkles, the dimple is in, everything fits tightly and you have the nice four in hand knot Compared to other knots, the four in hand knot is a very small knot, it's just slightly larger than the oriental knot but considerably smaller than let's say half Windsor or a Windsor knot The four in hand knot works for any kind of tie

It's great if you have a very thick tie but you don't want a super thick knot If you have a very thin tie and you want a bigger knot, the four in hand will not do it because it's a relatively small knot Other than that, it works with everything and it's an extremely versatile knot that will look slightly different but always asymmetrical If you like our videos and if you want to see more videos, such as other knots or how to tie a bow tie, please sign up Thank you

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