February 05, 2021 4 min read

When you think of knits, you likely picture your favorite cozy cardigan: that classic piece with the leather elbow patches and a masculine row of buttons down the front.

For years, knitted fabrics have been more closely linked to snuggling up on the couch than sophistication. Yet, that all changes with the knitted tie.

Available in a range of colors, patterns and textures, this accessory is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends to hit the wedding market in years. An all-season choice that pairs just as well with jeans and a blazer as it does with a tuxedo, this is the versatile piece that's been missing from your closet.

Ready to add a bold twist to your most formal attire?

Today, we're sharing why knitted ties fit the bill and how to rock one with confidence on your big day.

Choosing the Right Width

When you're shopping for a silk tie, you'll find that there are many different options when it comes to width. From super-wide modern designs to retro hipster skinny ties, there's something to fit every style preference.

This isn't exactly the case with knitted ties. These look best at 2.5 inches wide, which is just .5 inches narrower than the standard three-inch business tie.

Why does this particular width work? It's what gives this type of tie its beloved universal appeal. It isn't too skinny to be formal, nor is it too wide to be laidback. It strikes the perfect balance between every style, making it a great investment for any season.

As long as the lapels on your suit coat are a similar width, it will look right at home at your wedding. Then, when the ceremony is over, your tie can stay on heavy rotation. Dressed up or dressed down, it's the timeless touch you need to elevate any outfit.

Tying the Knot

Remember the basic four-in-hand knot that you mastered when you first learned to tie your tie in grade school? Stick to the basics here and use that one for your knit tie.

This is another way that knitted ties differ from their silk or cotton counterparts. With other ties, you'll have lots of different knot designs to choose from, including the half-windsor knot and bow tie knot, among others.

While those are fun to try, they could make your knit tie look too bulky due to the extra-thick fabric. A simple knot will let your tie shine and won't take away from its unique features.

Why Your Collar Matters

Chances are, you already have both straight collars and button-down collars in your wardrobe. Either of these is ideal for a knitted tie, as their spread is fairly narrow. You want a collar that will appropriately frame your tie and help it pop.

That's why it's usually best to steer clear of cutaway collars or spread collars, as these could fail to accentuate your new accessory. Narrower collars are usually best-suited for formalwear, so this makes them a natural choice.

Flat is the New Formal

Another feature that distinguishes a knit tie is its unique flat bottom. This is in stark comparison to silk ties, which are usually pointed at the end.

At first, it might seem as though the sleek, flat edge on a knitted tie would make it less formal. In some ways, this is true. These ties look great paired with more causal separates, such as a pair of khaki trousers or nice denim. Yet, they're quickly becoming mainstays at the alter due to their warm and rich appearance.

While you can find some knit ties with pointed bottoms, most fail to establish the same air of "cool" as flat-bottom ones. Remember: You're trying out this new style to stand out and make an impression. Might as well go all-in and embrace the look in its entirety!

One traditional rule we do recommend following? As with a pointed tie, the flat bottom of your knit tie should still hit at the top of your waistband.

Selecting Your Shade

With so many different colors of knitted ties available, you might wonder which one to select for your event. Should you go moody and dark or lighthearted and bright?

Of course, your wedding colors will likely dictate your final selection. However, when choosing a knit tie for everyday wear, we suggest allowing the season to be your guide.

A dark brown one will look great when summer gives way to autumn and the leaves begin to fall from the trees. Our Knitted Purple Tie is also a great, dark plum that will transition well into winter. In the spring and summer, you can go a little bolder with bright pinks and greens. Try our Knitted Dijon Tie for the perfect pop of color.

Putting It All Together

When it's time to meet your significant other at the alter, you want to feel and look your best. You want your tie to match your lapel pin and handkerchief effortlessly, so you and your wedding party can look pulled-together and on-trend.

In that case, why not purchase your knit tie as part of a coordinating set?

OurKnitted OD Tie Set takes the guesswork out of choosing your individual accessories. This way, you can always rest assured that your pieces go seamlessly together, every time. The forest green shade is universally flattering and pairs perfectly with the coordinating lapel pin and floral camellia pocket square.

Embracing the Knitted Tie Trend

Some wedding fashions may come and go, but the knitted tie is here to stay. This special twist on traditional neckwear is eye-catching and special, which makes it just right for any special occasion.

Your wedding day is a perfect time to debut this look. Whatever your color preference, we've got you covered in our online shop. Feel free to browse our full collection of knit ties, as well as our other Gentleman Sets. If you have any questions or need style inspiration, feel free toreach out to our team.


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