Another tried-and-true menswear classic that's back in new proportions, shades and textures. It adds richness and dimension to pretty much any dress shirt, and it can add a shot of rakish personality to even the most basic suit.
Inherently less formal than its woven cousins, a knit tie is ideal for sprucing up casual outfits, adding sartorial contrast to utilitarian jackets and jeans. You'll look like you put in extra effort, when in reality it's as easy as tying a tie.
Because it is less formal, a knit tie can be a perfect pairing for a traditional suit. It makes the whole thing look a bit more modern and provides a good opportunity to add personality.
Ditch the sportcoat and let the tie speak for itself—it'll set you apart from your cube mates. To really nail the look, wear a boldly patterned shirt and pick a tie in a complementary color.