Men’s Fashion – Knitted Ties

The knitted tie hardly has a cult status in the world of men’s fashion, and is usually associated with an accessory from yesteryear, often being worn by the older generation. After appearing on the fashion scene for the first time in the 1960’s and then making a resurgence in the 1980’s, the knitted tie is making a long awaited revival.

The knitted tie with a straight or square end finish, as opposed to the traditional pointed finish of ties, have recently been sported by many celebrities and they have been seen on the catwalks of recent fashion shows.

The fabric makes the tie very versatile and while most commonly seen in wool, knitted ties are also available in cotton, silk and even cashmere, which gives a luxurious look. The tie gives the appearance of warmth and while it may not have much of a practical effect, they are an ideal winter accessory.

The ties are usually found in solid colours and occasionally stripes, but due to the nature of fabric more complicated designs are usually limited, this can work to your advantage if you feel unsure about wearing a patterned designs. The only dilemma you may have is the style or thickness of the material.

This type of necktie is very versatile and it is acceptable for this type of tie to be worn for work, formally or informally, generally the thinner yarns and material are more suitable for formal occasions, while the thicker yarns and knit can be worn for work or less formal occasions.

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Generally the knitted necktie will have a more textured appearance than your standard tie collection, and while most are available in solid colours, they are best worn with a plain shirt, due to the thicker texture, they may give rather a chaotic look if worn with a patterned shirt.

If you don’t already own a knitted necktie, now may be the time to consider adding this great accessory to your wardrobe.

By Rusty