This post will go through an overview on how to wear a knitted tie and contains:
- How to wear a knitted tie
- Explain how to pair a knitted tie with your existing clothes
- How to choose a knitted tie, and
- Dos and Don’ts when wearing a knitted tie
- Visual lookbook so you have inspiration on how to wear knitted ties
How to Wear a Knitted Tie
If you want to integrate a knitted tie into your wardrobe, there are several considerations you must think about.
Firstly, what colour knitted tie do you want? This sounds straight forward, but its also where men tend to make a mistake. The most versatile knitted tie is a black silk knitted tie because it can be paired with almost any shirt and look appropriate for both formal and informal occasions. Consider the images below – a black knitted tie can be worn with a suit or with a jacket and chinos.
Knit ties add a subtle touch of difference to your outfit tie because the weave and the fabric and will make you stand out from the crowd. A black knit tie is easily the most versatile option because it allows you to remain professional without looking conservative or dull. Once you’ve gotten more comfortable with wearing a knitted tie, you can start branching out to different colours and patterns.
The second consideration when integrating a knitted tie into your wardrobe is to choose the width of the tie. Most knitted ties on the market now are skinny ties (1.5 to 2.5 inches in width), compared to regular tie which are around 3 to 3.5 inches. As such, men with a larger frame should choose a wider knitted tie to suit their body shape.
How To Wear a Knitted Tie with Your Current Wardrobe
Assuming you are a man with a decent wardrobe – a couple of white/blue shirts, casual oxford shirts and suitable jackets and pants etc – then integrating a knitted tie into your current wardrobe should be an easy task.
The most classic combination for knitted ties and shirts is a plain knitted tie with a gingham (grid) or striped shirt. Consider the below combinations – in all cases, the tie is plain and the shirt balances the texture of the knit tie.