Knitted Silk Polka Dot Tie – Navy/White
Knitted Silk Polka Dot Tie – Navy/Sea
Knitted Solid Silk Tie – Navy
Knitted Solid V-end Tie – Forest
Knitted Solid V-end Tie – Burgundy
Knitted Zig Zag Silk Tie – Sky Blue
Knitted Silk Polka Dot Tie – Navy/Verde
Knitted Zig Zag Silk Tie – Light Grey
Knit ties by VIOLA MILANO
Unlike regular silk ties, knitted ties are typically handcrafted from a tube of unfolded, unlined, knitted silk and have a flat, square end. Knitted ties with pointed, V-shaped ends are available, but the flat, square end – along with the unusual fabric and texture – is what makes knitted ties less formal, and therefore far more versatile, than regular ties.
Knitted ties add a touch of subtle, rough sophistication to any outfit, regardless of whether it’s formal or casual. The ideal width for a knitted tie is between 2” (5.08cm) and 2.5” (6.35cm) or, in other words, slightly narrower than a regular tie. The slender profile automatically looks more contemporary and attracts attention to the tie, without the wearer appearing garish, on the one hand, or conservative and boring, on the other.
When it comes to tying a knitted tie, anything other than a simple four-in-hand, or schoolboy, knot is likely to be too bulky. The four-in-hand knot produces a narrow, elongated tie knot, which is not only stylish, but also increases the perceived length of the neck. Tying a knitted tie in this way also allows the end of the tie to hang naturally where it should, at the top of the waistband of your trousers.
Knitted ties are available in a range of colours, patterns and materials, suitable for wear at any time of the year. Knitted silk ties in light pastel shades, such as sky blue, mint green or blush pink can add a splash of colour to any outfit during the warmer months, while knitted wool or cashmere ties in darker colours, such as charcoal, mulberry or navy, may be more appropriate as temperatures turn colder.
Of course, once you’ve chosen your colour(s), you also need to decide whether to choose a single, solid colour or two or more colours combined in contrast stripe, micro dot or polka dot patterns. It’s probably safer to start with single, solid colours but, whichever colour, material and style you choose, you can rest assured that you’re investing in a unique, handcrafted tie, which will serve you well for years to come.