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Fall’s Favorite Ties

Fall's Favorite Ties don't sleep on the knitsPut on a tie made with a textured fabric, like wool or corduroy, and you’ll immediately wonder why you didn’t think of doing it sooner. We’ll excuse you if you have been locked in the smooth cell of silk tie jail for years. Most men have. We go to the store, or our favorite online retailer, look at a sea of silk ties and choose based purely on the color, pattern and width of the ties without giving much thought to any other fabric or texture besides good old, reliable, smooth silk. Or maybe you have that one odd tie, a knit one. It’s solid, it’s dark (black or navy) and it’s your go-to tie for dressing up a casual look (think jeans and a white button front shirt). But if that is your only foray into ties with some texture, we’re out to show you what you’ve been missing.

With growing frequency, tie makers have been adding some texture to their collections and some, like the ones we’ve highlighted below, are devoting whole lines to ties that feel as cool and unique as they look. These ties are especially great additions to your collection now because their rougher feel stands up well to fall’s heavier fabrics and rugged accessories.

How to Wear Them:
So how do you incorporate some of these ties into your look this fall? Pairing them couldn’t be easier…Take the Chill Off a classic comboCheck It Outdouble down on brown Get The Look

Like what you see above? Through a special collaboration, the ties above will be available for a limited time for purchase through BlackLapel.com. Oh, and if you were wondering, yes, those are new suits from the Fall 2013 Black Lapel collection and yes, they are awesome. You’ve been warned.

Have you been rocking the textured ties this fall? Leave a comment below with your favorite combos.

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4 thoughts on “Fall’s Favorite Ties”

  1. Garron says:

    What’s the best knot to use for knit ties?

    1. Black Lapel says:

      A four-in-hand knot is a good one for these ties. The thicker fabric will make a decidedly chunky knot so avoid more bulky knots like the windsor and half-windsor knot, Garron.

      Happy knotting!

  2. Jovan says:

    I’m a big fan of silk knits, though some think them inappropriate for fall, more suited to spring and summer.

    1. Black Lapel says:

      Yes, we like the knits in the spring/summer too, especially the brighter colored ones. In the fall, we’re fond of black, gray, and navy knits as well as deep maroons and forest greens.

      We say, if you’re rocking the knit in the fall and people have problems chalk it up to “haters gonna hate.”

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