1) Are these still considered a respectable smart/casual accessory? Does anyone own any?
2) Where can I get them for a decent price? I really don't like to spend a lot on accessories. Most of my pocket squares are from Primark for a start (Don't judge me!!!)
I'd like one in burgundy preferably.
1.) Yes, yes, yes. I do own one, a black one, and - as gloomy as it sounds - I got nice comments wearing it to a funeral (the event was quite laid black per the families wishes, but I ensured I was dressed appropriately) and it really is a great item to have. I would love a burgundy one too. They add texture to an outfit, and elevate the tie to a more acceptably casual level whilst still looking smart. Worn correctly, I do think a knitted tie can look as smart and appropriate as a silk one in more formal environments.
2.) as for where to get one, have you tried eBay? (I know you're an eBay whore like me ;)). I think others can help you in this department though as I don't really shop for ties. I have this tight woolen one from All Saints, however, if it counts as knitted (it's awesome)
Thanks for the reply man.
Yeah I really do love the texture they add to an outfit, and I think they would really elevate some of my smart casual looks. I wear pocket squares and blazers on a daily basis just to go out and get milk, so I really need to make an effort when I actually need to look decent.
And yes I have looked on eBay. Heres a cheap but unbranded version of what I'm looking for.
RED SKINNY KNITTED TIE Mod collection | eBay
I'll vouch for the quality of the ones at Jump the Gun.
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Jump the Gun is a good shout. However, considering that the Jump the Gun ones are man-made, and this is cheaper and in stock, then this might be an option:
PSL Wool Knitted Tie Plain Burgundy Boucle VGC | eBay
Or perhaps with a pattern? Mens Knitted Neck Ties Retro Eighties Black Stripes Indie Mod Vintage Skinny | eBay
Next do burgundy 'knitted' ties.
I have a few now - asos and TM Lewin, but the TM Lewin ones are a LOT better quality. TM Lewin also have a decent colour range - at £25 each, I don't know if that's over your budget
If any of you really want to splash out, there's a section in House of Fraser that has an AMAZING range of knitted ties. I'm not sure on the brand, but they're £69 (!)
They are man-made, yes, but I find it much easier to get a convincing knot out of them.
nice tie! and yes, I agree to them it can be use in smart casual outfit. :)
I have one of the burgundy ones from Next, I believe it was only a tenner; a tenner well spent!