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Our silk knit ties are long and thin, knitted in a raw fabric, at a time when the quality of a man is measured by the quality of his silk. Its manufacturing process is industrialized, and the lower quality ties are woven on tubular machines.
This manufacturing process is called "soft knit", by opposition to knitted ties, also called "crunchy knit". In the 1950s, however, the knitwear remained confidential, with the appearance of old teachers and a few rebellious students from the Ivy League.
The decade 1960 marks the apogee of the knitwear tie. People adopted it in their experimental style of deconstruction against the rigid tayloring of previous years. Its fine character makes it the asset of "rebels", among English people. For instance, the Beatles wear them when they fly down to JFK : the knitwear has just crossed the Atlantic.
The success of the knitwear tie is nevertheless ephemeral.
A significant disengagement in the years 1970 and 1980 causes the closure of many workshops specialized in its manufacture.
It will take time to see the knitwear tie reappearing on the podiums, with a tendency for the looks to relax and most of all the American influence of the "casual Friday".
Today, the knitwear is back !
As its name suggests, the knitwear is knitted, and non-woven. It is not a crossover of warp and weft yarns, but consists of loops passed through each other.
The machine creates a stitch, a needle blocks it, a second hand passes a second stitch through the first; the first stitch released is closed by the second. This second mesh is then blocked in turn, and so on. Knitting is tubular. The buckles are not glued together, which gives them elasticity.
The strength and thickness of the tie come from the silk yarn which is twisted on itself before knitting. The standing of the tie is square because the machine stops at the end of a row of mesh. The wires that protrude are remailed.
Since its creation, the knitwear tie has been adopted by the actors. No icon from the second half of the 20th century escapes from it. Screen or daily use, the relaxation and comfort of the knitwear are popular in Hollywood.
Sean Connery wore at least one knit tie per film when he played James Bond. A way to pay tribute to the original description of Flemming which had included the black knit tie in his hero's costume.
Cary Grant, another cinematographic idol of the 20th century, rarely wore the knitwear tie on the screen. But outside the trays, he did not hesitate to associate it with a very formal outfit: a crossed wool suit combed with a flower at the buttonhole. This controlled style contrast proves the versatility of the knitwear.
The same way, Paul Newman was a fervent adept of the black version of this model and incorporated it into almost all of his inimitable outfits "sophisticated but casual outfits". Finally, outside the camera, but still in the art world, the writer Francis Scott Fitzgerald often used a knitted tie with large horizontal stripes, worn very short.
The knitwear tie brings a nonchalant touch, even old school, to an outfit. It lends itself as well to a business focus as to a more casual focus.
Regarding the patterns, three are common for a knitwear : plain, polka dots and horizontal stripes. If the first two are easily worn , the scratch tends to really catch the eye, especially if they are wide.
An interesting pattern but difficult to control.
A last pattern, caviar, starts to appear on knitted ties.
Two yarns of different colors compose the knitting in alternation. The tie is therefore bicolor, but the points of each color being side by side, the effect is refined.
For colors, the knitwear tie is decline with variety.
The most classic are blue, black or brown, but you can also choose a violet, a burgundy, a fir green. For a more colourful touch, the pastel colours such as blue or pale pink are very well associated with the relaxation of this type of tie.
In all cases, the node should be simple, also called " four-in-hand ". The thickness of the material prohibits any bulky knots, such as Windsor.
An fine node, with a drop, will be very pretty with an Italian collar shirt for example.
We also advise you not to wear a tie clip with a knitted pattern. The thickness of the material would again be a problem, and the style contrasts between a precious clamp and a casual tie could be too marked.
In any case, the "heavy fall" of a knitted tie should allow him to remain in place throughout the day !
Now that you have chosen your tie, some clothing suggestions
You can choose a dark tie (blue, black or brown), a pale shirt and a combed wool suit, yarn to yarn for example.
Sound relief knitting is enhanced by the most brutes materials, such as carded wool fabrics. All of this type is most consistent in the choice of materials.
Finally, a knit tie, plain or polka dotted, can be worn for a slightly dressed weekend, for example with a flannel sports jacket, raw jeans or a Chinese cargo jacket, and boots. Casual but sought-after clothing.
The perfect in-between for a Sunday afternoon outing !
NB : After wearing, it is necessary to maintain a minimum tie. Ironing must be carried out on the upside down to avoid damaging the meshes visible to the public. In case of a task, dry cleaning is recommended, but the operation should be repeated as little as possible if you want to make your tie last longer. As for storage, it is done flat, untied knot, so as not to deform the accessory.
First of all, I have chosen the historical knitting for my knit ties: crunchy with grain pattern. The knitting of the stitches is dense and thick, which guarantees a beautiful fall and, then, limits the risks of deformation.
The manufacturing time is longer, and more silk is used, but the relief of the tie is unique. This fabrication is Italian, carried out by a specialist workshop of this special know-how that is the knitting of ties.
This workshop allows us to benefit from rare technical details. Our ties are sewn one by one by hand, our shield logo is embroidered between the meshes, which is technically very difficult and requires great care. any mistake makes the tie unusable.
As all details count, we have chosen to replace the traditional satin band at the collar by a cotton band rep. Big grain band allows you to better hang the collar of the shirt and ensures an optimal support of the tie throughout the day. Finally, we are among the few last houses to offer knit neckties in two widths : 6.5cm and 8.5cm.
The first width is the width of the classic knitwear tie, while the second is close to the width of a silk woven tie.