The four in hand knot is probably one of the most commonly used type of knot and easiest to apply. Hence, generally for most people it is one of the first knots you may have learnt whilst attending school.
This knot is versatile, so if for example you wanted a fuller knot you would use the widest part of the front blade and to achieve a smaller knot you would use more of the midsection to back blade of the tie. The shape of the knot is also determined by how much pressure you apply whilst pulling the knot into place.
What's great the four in hand knot is that it's works on most collar styles ranging from formal to casual. This is the best knot to use on ties made from thicker materials such as wool or cashmere and narrow ties alike.
The photos above illustrates how to tie the knot.
1. Ensure the front blade is longer than the back blade when placing around your neck. This is important to find the appropriate length because the front blade point should rest on or above your belt. This will vary depending on height of wearer, so practise and test. If the blade goes below this point it will draw unnecessary attention to your crotch giving a subliminal image of the male member sir (Extremely inappropriate). The point of wearing a tie is to attract attention to the most important focus point, the face. And of course to bring your whole attire together with triumph and style with the overall sense of effortlessness.
2. Cross the front blade over to your left over the small blade.
3-4 Then wrap the front blade around the small blade, which will create a loose loop.
5. Turn your blade up under the neck noose.
6. Then place the front blade through the loop which was form. This will ultimately create the knot. At this stage you will have the feel for the size of the knot.
7.Then give a fairly firm pull to complete the overall knot. Then wear with confidence and have a great day.