Spring/Summer 2015 Knit tie guide

How to rock this chameleon accessory in gorgeous weather

Before you stash away your winter gear into the depths of your closet – give pause and retrieve that knit tie that you were about to banish, it’s still got its place in this weather.

Knit ties are like hot sauces – not everyone likes them, but they go well with nearly everything, they spice things up, they are great in both cold and hot weather, and are phenomenal on hot dogs (really pushing the hot sauce analogy here, but you get the point).

Case in point: if you wear a knit tie, you can be seen -  

in a subway like this:


executing a ballet entrechat while on a sidewalk looking like this:


Or breezily strolling at the top of a building rocking a jacket, and then taking that jacket off because it’s just too darn hot whilst still looking good:


The point is, knit ties are great and comes with only two rules (narrowly beating out the number of rules one should observe whilst caring for a Mogwai by one less, if anyone’s counting):

Wear it only with a four-in-hand knot

Knitted ties don’t taper as much in the midsection as regular ties do, that means any other tying method might make it look too big and chunky. Windsor knots make them look like samosas hanging off the neck.    

Pick a regular tie for solemn events

Unless your game plan is to seduce:

  1. A court judge to net a win for your client (kudos for taking one for the team), or
  2. Your interviewer for that extremely competitive job position,

we suggest that knit ties be relegated to fun-times occasions only.

Otherwise, you can bring them out in almost any situation, with or without a jacket.


Check out skinnytie’s knit tie collection here.

Amos Goh
Amos Goh


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