How to wear the $10 Italian Silk Knit Tie

How to wear the $10 Italian Silk Knit Tie
Lands’ End Canvas Black and Purple Wide Stripe Knit Tie – $9.99 (reg. $39.50)

Thanks to John for sending in the styletip on the sub $10 price drop
Free shipping, no minimum, with the code SSCANVAS and the Pin 1202.  Expires 4/19

Ten bucks?  It has a “Made in Italy” label on it.  Ridiculous.  It’s a solid weight, ties a really nice four in hand, and at 2 3/4″ it’s the perfect width.  Far from those under 2″ razor thin ties you see flying around.  Since it’s a knit with one bold color you can wear it a million different ways.  Especially at this time of year.  Here’s just three of em’:

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With a Three-Piece Suit:  Suit by Indochino, Shirt by Nordstrom

Serious if you want to be, but not stiff.

Want to reduce the sometimes stifling boardroom feel of a three piece?  Wear a knit tie.  It’s the right balance of structure and loosened up.  A medium to light gray will help the tie jump.  No need for a pocket square here.

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With a casual oxford, vest, and jeans or chinos:  Shirt by LEC, Svest by Express

The pants are up to you.

It’s worth repeating:  You can wear a tie with jeans.  Just not the shiny silk Regis Philbin kind.  A washed oxford with a lighter pattern adds some depth.  Make sure the shirt has a button down collar or stays.

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With a Cotton Summer Suit:  Suit by L.L. Bean Signature, Pinstripe Shirt by Alfani Red

The instinctive match.

Summer suits are supposed to be fun to wear.  And a knit tie with a summer suit is the easiest pairing to make.  A light blue striped shirt like the one above, and a pair of slim loafers (sockless when it’s hot) will do just fine.

The Tie ships free with the the code SSCANVAS and the Pin 1202.  Applies to all L.E.C. orders, no minimum.  Standard shipping usually runs $6.95, so that’s about 40% off with the code.  Expires 4/19