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The Sartorial Secret of the World's Best-Dressed Men - Knitted Tie

A classic and sophisticated accessory for the modern gentleman.

By Raja Izz

Photo: HRH Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tunku Panglima Johor (Credit: The Royal Johor)

Knitted ties have long held a unique position in the realm of gentleman's accessories. Their origins can be traced back to the early 20th century, when they gained popularity as a sophisticated accessory for the modern gentleman. Over the years, knitted ties have experienced peaks and valleys in their prominence, but have recently seen a resurgence in contemporary men's fashion.

The key to their enduring appeal lies in their ability to seamlessly bridging the gap between formal and informal dress code, making them an indispensable accessory for men of all ages. An elegant alternative to traditional ties, the knitted tie brings a certain je ne sais quoi to any outfit.

If you're feeling a little overwhelmed, and don't know how to wear it, we put together the world's best dressed men who donned knitted tie for your style inspiration.

HRH Prince William (Photo: Getty)

Italian aristocrat turned member of British Royal Family - Edo Mapelli Mozzi (Photo: Getty)

Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Hanover, and his then girlfriend (now wife) Beatrice Borromeo arrive to attend a cocktail party with the Monegasque community at the Monaco Palace square to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the reign of Albert II in Monaco, July 11, 2015. (Photo: REUTERS/JEAN-PIERRE AMET)

Fernando Fitz-James Stuart y Sol (R), son of Duke of Huescar Carlos Fitz-James Stuart (Photo: Sergio Camacho/Getty Images)

Eddie Redmayne (Photo: Getty)

Bon Zainal

Chris Pine (Photo: Getty)

Ryan Gosling (Photo: Getty)

In Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021), Bruce Wayne wears a knit tie. This is clever symbolism representing Gotham's aristocrat working together to overcome evil.

(Photo: DC Comic)

Brian Sacawa (Photo: HeSpokeStyle)

David Beckham (Photo: Getty)

David Gandy (Photo: Getty)

Tom Hiddleston arrives to watch the men's singles final on day 14 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on July 10, 2022. (Photo: Getty)

Roger Federer at Wimbledon. (Photo: Getty)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Photo: Getty)

Henry Cavill (Photo: Getty)

Dominic Cooper (Photo: Getty)

Luke Evans (Photo: Dave Benett from Getty)

Matt Bomer (Photo: Getty)

Amie Hammer (picture: Getty)

The importance of knitted ties in menswear cannot be overstated. Their versatility ensures they can be worn across a range of occasions, from casual events to semi-formal gatherings, and even as part of a stylish business attire ensemble. A prime example of this versatility and craftsmanship can be found in the knitted ties collection by Tom Ford, Boggi Milano, and Ralph Lauren Purple Label.

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Tom Ford Knitted Tie

Black ties are usually reserved for more formal occasions, but as TOM FORD's one is knitted, it's an exception to the rule. This piece been made in Italy from lustrous silk yarns - its rich texture will make a characterful impression with plain tailoring.

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Ralph Lauren Purple Lable Knit Silk Tie

Exceptional materials and fine Italian craftsmanship are the hallmarks of our knit ties, which are finished with grosgrain on the interior neckband for long-lasting quality.

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Boggi Milano Knitted Tie
Pure silk knitted tie.


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About Raja Izz

A recipient of "Gentlemen Style of the Year 2019" by The Malaysia Fashion Week, GC Co-Founder Raja is on continuous quest to capture the best of men's elegance, refinement, and sophistication, in Malaysia, and around the world.

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