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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Try this Accessory: Knit Ties

If you're a man about town and like to portray yourself as such: you wear the trends before everyone else is rocking it. Or perhaps you're the type of guy who prefers to keep your style all your own: you clad yourself in whatever you deem the hippest, regardless of what's already out there. Or maybe you don't have the slightest idea on how to keep your style fresh: you wear the first clean thing you grab that morning. Whatever the case, you have your girls at 9tailors to keep our fingers on the pulse of what you should be wearing.

An oldie-but-goodie retro item that keeps popping up on our radar? The knit tie. Sure, it had its heyday in the 80's but it's been sneaking back onto the scene for quite some time. And if Goldfinger can sport a silk knit tie, any gentleman with keen aesthetic sense and the right amount of swagger can replicate this style.

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Courtesy of Swagwire

Courtesy of J. Crew

Knit ties are lightweight (okay for warmer temps), squared on the bottom, and can be twisted into a small tie-knot, whether you prefer a full windsor or a four-in-hand. Paired with a lightweight cardigan or sports coat, it's an accessory that will surely perk up an ordinary outfit with preppy panache. A great addition to your wardrobe if you're looking to do something subtle and different with your look. GQ heralds the striped knit tie as a must-have this spring.

Courtesy of GQ
Check out H&M as well as J. Crew to see their limited selections. And if you know a good knitter, why not see if she can take a stab at one of these bad boys with her knitting needles? After all, choosing a cool pattern for a one-of-a-kind tie will punctuate your custom style.

Have a look in mind that you can't find off-the-rack or need some pointers on how to accessorize an ensemble? Email a style consultant at info@9tailors.com and we'll help guide you through our custom designing process.

1 comment:

fallingblox said...

Someone just sent me to your blog via Twitter. I'm psyched to see knitted ties making headway in the fashion world soon, and wanted to point out that I've designed a couple of interesting knitted ties, the patterns for which are published in my book "Extreme Double-Knitting". You can check my blog post on the ties here.

I've got an even finer gauge tie with a simple diagonal stripe in the works.