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Put them on in the summer. In the winter, wear these. They go well with a suit. Put them on with slim-fit cargo pants and a denim blazer. These are the ever-changing rules of the knitted tie. We've outlined everything you need to know, so while your tie may be knit, your brow most definitely won't be if you're unsure where to begin (whether it's what width to choose, which knot to use, or whether a pattern is acceptable).
Whereas there are a multitude of widths in fashion for silk ties (from kipper to skinny), the ideal width for a knitted one is 2.5 inches—slightly narrower than a regular business tie, which tends to come in at 3 inches. Because of its slimmer design, a knitted tie may be worn both officially and casually. Just bear in mind that if you're wearing a knit tie with a suit, your lapels should match the width of your tie to maintain balance at chest level.
Which knot should you use for a knitted tie?
As a general rule, anything other than a basic four-in-hand knot (aka the one you used to tie your tie at school) will make the knot look bulky. If you want to get major sprezzatura points, let the back blade hang loose behind the front, even if the tie has a keeper loop, which will make it look far less regimented.
Another feature that makes the knitted tie appear somewhat less formal and hence significantly more adaptable is the flat, squared bottom. There are pointed alternatives; however, these tapered ties don't fit the picture of the unpretentious, knitted tie as well. You're testing out a new style, so don't attempt to squeeze it into the box you're used to. The blunt end of your neckwear should still rest on top of your waistline, much like a regular pointed tie.
The beauty of a knitted tie is that it can be worn at any time of the year. That said, there are plenty of ways to tweak your neckwear for the season. In the summer months, go for lighter, brighter pastel colors such as sky blue, mint green, or pink.
Anchoring the rest of your outfit with darker tones if you're taking it to the office is fine; however, if you're wearing something more summery, such as a chino suit, a plain black tie works wonders with a white shirt in the sunshine. Also, look out for silk ties with a more open weave.
During the colder months, go for deeper, darker colors, such as burgundy, navy, grey, and dark purple. Also, keep an eye out for ties woven from materials like wool and cashmere that will give your outfit a more wintery vibe.
If you're buying your first few knitted ties, we would strongly suggest that you stick with solid colors at the start. However, when you're ready to make a next-level menswear move, spot patterns, horizontal lines, and zig-zags are the most common patterns to choose from; however, keep these as simple as possible with two or three colors max contained within them.