Bernhard Roetzel, the author of A Gentleman’s Guide to Grooming and Style, demonstrates a knot tying trick he learned from Michael Drake (co-founder of Drake’s). Basically, make the four-in-hand knot as you normally would, then gently tug on the sides before you bring the knot up to your neck. I’ve been employing it for the last month after watching this video at Voxsartoria, and have to say it’s quite a nice way to achieve a small, tight knot without having to tug too hard on the front blade or constantly adjust the tie once it’s settled into your collar.

“The length and fit of shorts reveal a good deal about the true or desired age of the wearer.” — Bernhard Roetzel
A peek inside Bernhard Roetzel’s upcoming A Guy’s Guide to Style.
“The tweed hat is favored by men of intellect and science, who would not wish either their foreheads or their thinking to be restricted by rigid hats.” — Bernhard Roetzel, “Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion