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Why you need a knitted tie

20 February 2019

It’s likely that you’ve reached a point in your life where there are multiple annual events – and outfits – that require you to wear a tie. Whether it’s become an everyday necessity or a piece that you’ll only need to wear a handful of times a year, you’re going to want to make sure you’re wearing the most sartorially on-point version you can get your hands on.

This is where the knitted tie comes in – and it’s potentially one of the most versatile, wearable and stylish pieces a man can own. Come summer or winter, work or wedding, there’s always room for this simple – but effective – accessory. So why is it worth reaching for in place of a more classic tie?

For years, the knitted tie has been donned by some of the world’s most stylish men: David Beckham, Justin Timberlake, Pierce Brosnan and Bradley Cooper being just a few of the style oracles to have worn it. It’s also one of the rare pieces that has continued to be worn (and loved) but men year after year, no matter what the occasion. It has the potential to be more versatile than a traditional tie, perhaps because it has much more casual connotations (think about pairing it with an oxford shirt and a blazer), meaning that it can be easier to wear to a whole host of occasions, too.

If you’re going to (rightfully) take the plunge, there are a couple of essential rules to follow: keep it traditional by opting for a flat, square bottom that’ll sit just at the top of your waistband. When starting out, go for solid colours only and slowly build up to patterns, like a solid stripe. Choose colours that are reflective of the season: lighter and brighter colours for the spring and summer, and darker, stronger tones for the winter. And always remember that no matter what you choose to wear with this small but mighty piece, we guarantee that it’s a sure fire way to add maximum impact to your outfit.


Image: Getty Images. Johannes Huebl is not affiliated with Next or any of its products



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