November 24, 2015 2 min read

Wear them in summer. Wear them in winter. Wear them with a suit. Wear them with a denim jacket and slim-cut cargo trousers.

These are the ever-changing rules of the knitted tie.

If you're wondering where to start , we've broken down everything you need to know:

  • Get the width right.
    • The ideal width for a knitted tie is 2.5 inches - slightly narrower than a regular business tie, which tends to come in at 3 inches.
    • This is what allows it to be worn both formally and causally - just remember if you are wearing it with a suit, make sure your lapels are a similar width to your tie to keep your look in proportion at chest-level.

  • Which knot should you use for a knitted tie?
    • As a general rule, anything other than a basic basic four-in-hand knot (aka the one you used to tie your tie at school) will make the knot look bulky.
    • If you want to get major Lagerfield points, let the back blade hang loose behind the front - it's going to give you that "I don't care what you think, cuz I look good" kinda look.

  • What's the point?
    • The flat, squared bottom is another thing that makes the knitted tie look a little less formal - which makes it versatile.
    • Don't get us wrong, pointed ones are available, but these tapered ties are not as true to the no-frills image of the casual, knitted tie.
    • You're trying out a new style, so don't try to fit it into the box you're used to.
    • However, as with your traditional pointed tie, the blunt end of your neckwear should still hit the top of your waistband.

  • Change your colours (and materials) with the season.
    • The beauty of a knitted tie is that it can be worn at any time of the year - that said, there are plenty of ways to tweak your neckwear for the season.
    • In the summer months go for lighter, brighter pastel colours such as sky blue, mint green or pink.
    • Anchoring the rest of your outfit with darker tones if you're taking it to the office, however if you're wearing something more summery, such as a chino suit, a plain black tie works wonders with a white shirt in the sunshine.
    • Also look out for silk ties in a more open weave.
    • During the colder months, go for deeper, darker colours, such as burgundy, navy, grey and dark purple.
    • Also keep an eye out for ties woven from materials like wool and cashmere that will give your get-up a more wintery vibe.

  • Plain or patterned?
    • If you're buying your first few knitted ties, we would strongly suggest that you stay with solid colours at the start.
    • However, when you're ready to make a next level menswear move, spot patterns, horizontal lines and zig-zags are the most common patterns to choose from - however, keep these as simple as possible with two or three colours max contained within them.

Stick to these Sören Custom tie rules and you'll never go wrong.

Stay fashionable my friends 

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