The four-in-hand is the all-time classic of tie knots. It is by far the most used, because it is simple to tie. It works well for most types of tie and with nearly all types of shirt collar. It is perfect for men of medium height and for tall men.
Conical and elongated, the Four-in-hand is narrow when tied with a lightweight fabric and wider when formed with a thick material.
Preparation: Turn up the collar of your shirt, button the top button, then put the tie around your neck.
Medium height men should position the narrow end of the tie at waist level. Tall men should position the narrow end a little above the waist. Narrow-chested men will look better with the Double Knot which has a similar shape.
Step 1: Just below the collar, lay the wide end over the narrow end.
Step 2: Take the wide end behind the narrow end.
Step 3: Bring the wide end across the layover.
Step 4: Holding a finger in the loop, bring the wide end up, then down through the loop.
Step 5: Holding the narrow end, pull the knot gently up to the top shirt button.
When the knot is finished, the narrow end must be concealed and the wide end should be level with your belt.
The Four-in-hand in a few words:
Names: Four-in-hand, Simple Knot
Morphology: medium heights, tall men, deep-chested men, wide necks
Types of collar: nearly all
Types of tie: nearly all