Four-in-Hand Knot Problem

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  1. thewildpig

    thewildpig Well-Known Member

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    I downloaded a video series on tying ties from a site run by a guy named Caspar Isemer called tie-a-tie.net. I spent $13.95 U.S. for the videos. I feel kind of stupid now, though, because a friend of mine sent me links to a whole slew of tie-tying videos on youtube. The videos I bought feature the half-Windsor, Windsor, Pratt, and Four-in-Hand knots. So far, I've only gotten the hang of the Four-in-Hand.

    I have a problem. When I wear a tie with a Four-in-Hand, it seems like the knot likes to slide down slightly throughout the day so that it is no longer up close to the collar of my shirt. It's not a huge slide, but it's enough to cause me to adjust the knot a few times a day, sliding it back into position. Is this a common problem with the Four-in-Hand? Thanks in advance, guys. [​IMG]
     
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    It's too loose. Pull it tighter.
     
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    you bought a video to learn the four in hand??????
     
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    I downloaded a video series on tying ties from a site run by a guy named Caspar Isemer called tie-a-tie.net. I spent $13.95 U.S. for the videos. I feel kind of stupid now, though, because a friend of mine sent me links to a whole slew of tie-tying videos on youtube. The videos I bought feature the half-Windsor, Windsor, Pratt, and Four-in-Hand knots. So far, I've only gotten the hang of the Four-in-Hand.

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    Im sorry, but i cannot stop chuckling a bit, but it is cute, that you innocently bought a video series on how to tie a tie for 14 bucks.

    you could have asked us,or even on the internet , google how to tie a neck tie or something like that and a dozen sites come up on how to do this![​IMG]
    even mens wearhouse site has a section on how to tie (that is where, i admit, where i learned how to tie a half windsor)
     
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    Get thicker ties. The flimsy ones tend to come loose with neck movement.
     
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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    I sell instructional videos on how to tuck in a shirt and how to secure cuff links.

    PM me for more details.
     
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    1. Over
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    3. Around
    4. Through

    Please paypal me $13.95. [​IMG]
     
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    Get thicker ties. The flimsy ones tend to come loose with neck movement.

    I find that the nature of the silk can be as much (or greater) factor in whether a FIH will slip. I find that satin ties slip more than those with a bit of texture.
     
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    I sell instructional videos on how to tuck in a shirt and how to secure cuff links.

    PM me for more details.

    This is hilarious [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. thewildpig

    thewildpig Well-Known Member

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    you bought a video to learn the four in hand??????

    No. The $13.95 gets you all four (Windsor, half Windsor, Four-in-Hand, and Pratt)knot-tying videos. I bought the videos to learn the Windsor, but the Four-in-Hand was the easiest.
     
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    the FIH I practically learned by accident. its what happens when you try to imitate your dad tying a tie. you remember him go around so you try going around, you see him pulling something through the front so you try that. then suddenly you have a knot...
     
  14. thewildpig

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    Im sorry, but i cannot stop chuckling a bit, but it is cute, that you innocently bought a video series on how to tie a tie for 14 bucks.

    you could have asked us,or even on the internet , google how to tie a neck tie or something like that and a dozen sites come up on how to do this![​IMG]
    even mens wearhouse site has a section on how to tie (that is where, i admit, where i learned how to tie a half windsor)


    I did Google "how to tie a necktie". I found many, many sites with plenty of diagrams on how to tie a tie. However, I learn best when I actually see something being done as opposed to just seeing diagrams. Then I found the tie-a-tie.net video site. It had the videos I mentioned for $13.95, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I only mastered the four-in-hand, so I emailed Caspar, and he gave me a full refund. After that, I saw all the videos on tying ties on youtube.
     
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    dont fall for the instructional video scams and dont listen to these pranksters here. just loop it, swoop it, and pull. see attached
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