Menswear

Three Cheers for the Four-in-Hand

I love the four-in-hand. I’ve been wearing it since I learned how to tie a tie for school in sixth grade. It’s a simple tie knot with a devil-may-care ease.

For a short time years ago, I dabbled in the half Windsor, but it felt a little too fussy and I didn’t like the shape of the knot. I soon found myself missing the four-in-hand’s effortless asymmetrical imperfection. So I went back and haven’t really thought about it ever since.

The four-in-hand is not only discreet, but it also happens to be the easiest knot to tie. Here you go:

4 Comments

  1. Classic Hahn paean to the everyday! Greatest suit? The navy one. Best shoes? Dark ones. Most awesome drink? Water. Sexiest car? No car. Best tie knot? That one you learned in sixth grade!

    I’m eager for the vanilla ice cream blog post. I honestly miss your voice, so maybe you can podcast about it.

  2. Christopher Reply

    I liked it. Once I put the tie around the collar, I lower the collar around it before tying the tie. It prevents creasing in the collar. A man at Joseph Scafidi taught me that. I am still partial to the Windsor and full Windsor. And especially bow ties.

  3. Somehow, and with mounting pleasure, I have stumbled on your blog. Interestingly, it was through searching for Cary Grant eyeglasses, which I found here on your post about Michael Caine’s, and which I’ve ordered (the Cary Grant ones that is) via your recommendation of Mason & Jones. Have reach a bunch of your posts and find myself exclaiming, “why yes, I fee the same way!” about many of the topics you write about. Thanks for putting in the effort that you do here, I know it is a real investment of time and, yes, effort. I had one years ago, Reggie Darling, that ran its course. Happy to find yours!

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