The Four in Hand knot is a knot that hangs perfectly ’round the necks of fidgety schoolboys. The adult professional, however, must move on from this familiar, but sloppy standby.
The four in hand is a sloppy knot, and a tie should never look sloppy.
The Pratt knot has the symmetrical look of a Windsor, but uses less length, making it perfect for shorter ties or taller men. Also, the knot itself is smaller, making it well suited (no pun intended) to the narrower ties that are coming back into fashion.
Follow the link or the slides how below to practice the Pratt knot and gain ten more handsome-points.
Note: The knot begins reverse side out.