The Onassis knot – binding "loose"


For men, this Four-in-hand variant is more suited to prom or eccentric millionaires. Women, who come to work in a tie, they can look more casual and should at least be tempted by this knot.

Immediately by the name, you can recognize the inventor of this method of tying a tie: Aristotle Onassis, big multi-millionaire cannon, additionally positionable as husband of Jacqueline Kennedy – the widow of the American president. Onassis changed the usual Four-in-hand: instead of tightening the wide end of the tie in the last step of tying, he slipped it back inside and tucked it loosely over the knot to the front.

Collar, to which this knot fits and which Onassis always wore, it's a Haifish with very widely spaced tips (cutaway collar). The tie material should not be too thick. A fabric of typical quality is best for this knot, slightly invoiced. So that the tie is not even more emphasized than it already is thanks to this unusual knot, it should be as stylish and single-color as possible.


The first five steps are performed exactly like a Four-in-hand bond. Last, the sixth is easier than it looks in the picture. The main thing, so that you pass the wide end back down through the loop, behind the knot, in the opposite direction (right-handed - to the right). Then just pull down, along the neck, fully stretching over the knot and leaving, so that it falls freely forward over it.

Binding method


In a few words

  • for collars with widely spaced tips
  • asymmetric
  • for stylish ties, possibly single-colored
  • for light and typical thickness fabrics
  • for women's ties and for casual occasions
  • it does not resolve itself
  • not suitable for work
  • relaxed"


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