The double four-in-hand is indeed a charming tie knot. It’s a unique style of tie knot and it’s one of the easiest to knot. But first, let’s have a quick discussion on why we think the double four-in-hand is one of the coolest ever!
At @stylewithjibs, we’ll say that other types of tie knot out there are remarkable as well, but they’re nothing compared to double four-in-hand tie knot. Here’s why we think so: It’s not perfectly symmetrical but it’s very catchy to the eyes. Its double wrap around has an element of style which is very easy to comprehend. Also, on a guy with a shorter torso, that double wrap really adjusts the length of the tie a little hence, it makes it not look too long or forcing one to tuck the narrow end into one’s shirt.
It’s important to know this; some will be thinking the four-in-hand knot works with every tie; although it does work with most ties but not every tie. This knot can’t go with a thick wool tie as the thickness of the fabric would make the tie knot so incredibly large that it would appear utterly ridiculous.
Below are the steps on how to tie the double four-in-hand from us at @stylewithjibs. If you can’t understand the lengthy steps, watch the video below for a good illustration.
- Start with the wide end on the left then the narrow end on the right. Be sure the narrow end is higher up, so as to allow the double wrap to come.
- Cross the wide end over the narrow end.
- Bring the wide end behind the narrow end.
- Wrap around. (Note: keep your index finger inside the wrap as you continue with the next few steps).
- Cross behind again.
- Wrap around once more and hold in place. (Important! Wrap around a little higher this time, leaving a bit of the first wrap exposed. This helps create the double four-in-hand’s signature look).
- While holding the wrapped portion, bring the wide end under and then back up.
- Thread all the way up and over.
- Thread the wide end through the wrapped portion. (Important! As you begin to pull it through, transfer the wrapped part to your other hand and hold at the top as you pull the wide end through).
- Pull the wide end all the way through, still holding the wrapped portion from the top.
- Tighten the knot.
- Slide the knot up and adjust.
- Bonus Tip: Pull the two ends apart slightly at the knot to give it a more casual, nonchalant and less-perfect appearance.
We hope this is helpful. Thanks for reading.