The Knit Tie: Why You Need One Try ditching your garden-variety

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Add a dash of boldness without looking too loud or too formal, and bring a unique twist to the traditional uniform. Whether you’re at the office or happy hour with friends, the knit tie is a striking addition to any outfit. Style, after all, is in the details.

Don’t think it’s a style you can pull off? We’re giving you some tips.

How to Rock a Knit Tie with Confidence

The Right Knot

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JACK & JONES

Knit ties tend to come in a slimmer width and also more malleable fabrics — you’re not going to be able to tie all the same knots you would with a standard silk or cotton variety. We recommend a smaller knot like the four-in-hand or simple knot. This will let the knit tie shine and won’t leave your knot looking too large for the width of the tie.

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The Right Collar

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Matt Hartman

With a smaller knot comes a need for a more purposeful collar. The straight collar or button-down are two staples you probably have in your closet. They have narrower spreads, which are better for small knotsSteer clear of the spread or cutaway collar — their wider styles won’t frame your knit tie as well.

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How to Pair It

No matter where you’re headed, the knit tie’s versatility can pull together any look.

Knit Tie Pairing

Man of Many

Spruce up a semi-casual ensemble by pairing a knit tie and sports jacket. You’ll be surprised at how something so small can elevate your style.

Knit Tie paired with patterned shirt

Ulterior Motive / Bows N Ties

Wear your knit tie with patterned shirts. The knit tie is already a tongue-in-cheek play on the traditional tie, so embrace the spirited look with prints.

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Gothic Party / Lookastic

It just feels right to pair a sweater-textured tie with a cardigan, doesn’t it? The knit tie is the perfect fall and winter accessory. Adding to the casual twist on formalities, wear a denim button-down shirt.

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Trashness

Be bold with colors.

Why Wear One

Adaptability

We get it. Ties can make you feel overdressed — especially if you’re the only one wearing one. However, the pliant material of the knit tie makes it an easy-going piece, so you best believe that it will follow your every move without the hassle. You can depend on a knit tie to look a little more put-together, and a little less rigid.

Rich Texture

This finely-woven fabric’s deep texture adds the right amount of detail and rarity to any outfit. However, it’s not only what meets the eye, but also what’s at the touch of your fingertips. Knit styles couldn’t be softer. Whether you go with an eye-catching textured solid or a print, the tactile nature of this tie is guaranteed to make a statement.

Travel-Friendly

Unlike other styles, knit ties are wrinkle-resistant and ready for travel. They make champion accessories when you’re on-the-go, so toss a few in your carry-on for your next trip. They won’t have creases when you arrive and you’ll automatically upgrade your vacation style, or impress the out-of-town client you’re pitching to.

A Tip Worth Taking

We live by the saying “it’s all in the details” — and the square end of knit ties is one of our favorites. The modern square shape is different, and flattering to the eye. This detail adds a simple but noteworthy touch that will take any look from ordinary to extraordinary.

It’s Knit

We’ve made our argument. Give these style boosters a shot and you’ll probably find yourself coming back for more. We don’t blame you. After all, it’s hard to resist something that makes you look this good.

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