It's rare to find a wardrobe piece that is as versatile as a knitted tie. You can wear it in the summer or winter, with a suit or beneath a casual daywear jacket – the possibilities are practically endless.
That’s why we’ve gathered the top five reasons why you should wear a knit tie.
#1 – Knitted ties don’t wrinkle
If you're on the road a lot or travel for business, a knitted tie is the perfect option for packing. Not only does it not wrinkle, it can be a statement piece that is the perfect complement to an outfit that makes you look and feel your best. Whether you are looking to make your wardrobe more diverse, or simply wanting a tie option for easy travel, toss one in your bag the next time you catch a flight for a wrinkle free (and stress free) outfit.
#2 – The squared bottom is unique
While you can usually find a pointed bottom on a knitted tie if you look hard enough, the standard is a squared bottom. This makes it a statement piece that while unique, is not flashy or loud. This is one of the details on a knitted tie that makes it so versatile, whether you’re wearing it with a formal suit or beneath a denim jacket. However, keep in mind that when wearing a blunt-ended tie, make sure the end hits the top of your belt for the perfect length.
#3 – A basic knot is all you need
With a knitted tie, all you need to know how to tie is a basic four-in-hand knot. If you’re not sure how to make this knot, here’s a great Youtube video that explains how to tie it correctly.
#4 – Picking the right size is easy
While silk ties can come in a variety of widths, most knitted ties are made to be 2.5 inches in width, which is slightly narrower than the typical business tie. At this width, you can wear the knitted tie either formally or informally. When wearing a suit, it’s important to make sure the lapels of the jacket are a similar width as your tie to maintain proportion. Most suits nowadays have thin lapels which makes thin ties convenient.