The Knitted Revolution

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Suiting up is becoming a broader concept day by day and formal wear seems to leave a lot more leeway for play – perhaps the knitted tie’s coming back in style is a sign of informal fashion winds blowing. Or is it perhaps a sign of the modern man’s openness to the softer values in life :)? Whatever the explanation, the knitted revival is a fact. Knitted ties were really popular in the sixties with Sean Connery, James Dean and the Beatles as flagpost wearers. The revival has been going on for quite a while in Italy, with ever more markets latching on. Knitted bow ties have been more rare, but we have a hunch that these chubbies, with their unique, slightly drooping expression, will catch many eyes! And the pocket squares are simply spectacular and actually work well with non-knitted ties as well. Notably several of the pocket square designs differ from the ties.

There are many strengths to knitted: the knitting process produces an undulating web where the tiny level differences on the surface creates shadow effects that adds an extra dimension, a dynamic and vibrant feeling you do not get in plain weave. And knitted accessories can both play down a formal outfit and boost a casual one. Although viable for formal wear, knitted ties rarely feel as formal as plain silk woven ones. Its very visible crochet stitches and bobtail (the straight lower edge) is bound to catch eyes on all occasions, and assumably, the majority doesn’t choose knitted, so if you want to stand out a bit, knitted is a good choice. Silk knit doesn’t wrinkle either, so if packed it’ll come out of your luggage looking as great as ever - a perfect choice for Christmas, really, when you want to feel comfy with family and friends, but still look your best. Knit creates bigger knots, though, so choose smaller knots, like four-in-hand.

Most knitted ties are made out of silk or wool. Knitting patterns seems to be more challenging than weaving them, which may partially explain why knitted ties are predominantly solid. Our collection broadly follows this “knit protocol”, with 22 silk ties, 11 wool ones and roughly half of them solids. All but three are moss knitted - solid Placido is Bolmo knitted. Among the patterned ones you’ll find Bruin, Giles, Luuk, Orhan and Pim clad in starry v-dots, polka dots on Yale, Padraig and Quinn and careful stripes on Arnold, Horst, Uwe and Werner (the two latter flat-knitted). Arild and Cees are perhaps the odd birds out in the crowd, but nonetheless dashing.

We give you The knitted revolution, knitted joy from

Notch ALOIS |

Dark blue knitted silk with red stripes

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Notch ALVARO |

Reddish brown knitted wool weave

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Notch ANGELO |

Knitted silk in darkest navy

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Notch ARILD |

Green & navy silk knit, gold & white thin stripes

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Notch ARNAUD |

Dark beige wool knit

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Notch ARNOLD |

Navy silk knit with white stripes

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Notch AURELIO |

Golden brown, bronzelike silk knit

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Notch BRUIN |

Maroon silk knit with white v-dots

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Notch CEES |

Wool knit in red, grey and black

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Notch CRISTOBAL |

Dark brown silk knit

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Notch CRUZ |

Moss knitted grey wool

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Notch FALCO |

Alternately navy and burgundy moss knitted silk

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Notch GAUTIER |

Creamy pink (light mauve) moss-knitted silk.

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Notch GILES |

Dark brown moss-knitted silk with white v-dots

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Notch HORST |

Navy silk knit, stripes in two different browns

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Notch JUAN |

Navy blue knitted wool

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Notch JULES |

Scarlet red knitted silk

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Notch JULIEN |

Light orange moss knitted silk

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Notch LUUK |

Moss-knitted green silk with white v-dots

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Notch MILO |

Knitted dark purple wool, sewn, white polka dots

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Notch ORHAN |

Navy knitted silk with light blue v-dots

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Notch PADRAIG |

Navy knitted silk with sewn, white polka dots

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Notch PIM |

Navy knitted silk peppered with red v-dots

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Notch PLACIDO |

Navy moss knitted silk peppered with red v-dots

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Notch QUINN |

Black moss knitted silk with white polka dots

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Notch STEWART |

Navy moss knitted silk with red polka dots

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Notch SYLVAIN |

Dark green moss knit

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Notch THIERRY |

Orange moss knitted wool

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Notch UWE |

Navy wool flat-knit with light blue stripes

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Notch WERNER |

Green and blue striped silk knit.

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Notch WYCLEF |

Green wool knit with white polka dots.

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Notch YALE |

Black wool knit with white polka dots.

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Notch KURO |

Moss-knitted black silk

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