Must-have accessory for summer: the knitted tie
Also known as tricot tie, the knitted tie is the perfect male accessory for the summer season. Fashionable in the ’60s and ’70s, it is mainly made of silk, linen and cotton, the fabrics par excellence of the summer season since they are comfortable, light and breathable.
The main feature of the knitted tie is its processing: the threads are not woven, but knitted by the machine. Its texture, then, can be either with thick weave, or with wide and loose weave and the final part is square and without tip.
The tricot tie is a sober and casual accessory, which goes perfectly with informal looks and helps to tone down a very elegant outfit. In the summer, it is preferable to choose models in solid colors, polka dots and horizontal stripes.
Knitted tie: the best sartorial accessory for casual looks
The knitted tie is ideal for casual and undemanding outfits, a particular and original detail for informal occasions. There are several widths available, the important thing is to choose a model that is proportionate to the lapels of the jacket: wider tie for wide lapels, narrower tie for smaller lapels.
To wear it at its best, the tricot tie does not require a complex or important knot, on the contrary: its beauty lies precisely in a simple knot, which will prove perfect for an informal and casual chic look. Impeccable pairings see it next to sporty cotton or knitted jackets, leather jackets, sneakers and sports shirt.
After wearing it, the knitted tie should not be hung but stretched out on a horizontal plane and rolled up: this prevents it from becoming deformed and ready to be reused even the next day.