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: