The ideal, basic knot that everyone should be familiar with. It is one of the easiest tie knots to start with if you are a beginner. The Four in Hand gives a refined, elegant result and you can wear it on almost every occasion. This variant should be a standard part of your knot repertoire!
It was the very first knot that was used when the tie entered the British Empire around 1860. It is still unclear to what origin the Four in Hand owes its name. It is generally assumed that the name comes from the nineteenth-century London men's club of the same name -the Four in Hand Club. Members of this club were fans of this narrow knot and they may have renamed it the Four in Hand knot. There are also theories that the name comes from the four-in-hand carriage, that was a carriage pulled by four horses and driven by one courier. The reins would be tied in the same way. Some further claim that the scarves of the coachmen were tied in the same way.