10 Best Knit Ties on the Planet

The tie, once a mandatory part of every man's daily wardrobe, is no longer necessary, thanks to the ever-casualization of the American office. No, you don't have to wear a tie. But if the right one—like any of these 10 snazzy knit lookers—catches your eye, you may just want to.

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Knit Silk Tie by The Tie Bar

The great part about The Tie Bar ties is that they're all—every single of their hundreds of ties—the same price: $25. For our money, their basic square-end knit tie is your best bet: You can pick it up in bulk, choosing from 10 vivacious colors. Get it in gray. Get it in mint. Get it in persimmon. Wear a new color every day and you'll have made your office that much more fun, just like that. ($25; thetiebar.com)

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Silk Tie by Tommy Hilfiger

For an infusion of youthful preppiness into your life, pick up this boarding-school-inspired tie from Tommy Hilfiger. It'll go hand-in-hand perfectly with your sharpest blue blazer. ($59.50; tommy.com)

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Maille de soie 4 Temps by Hermès

Everyone knows that, when it comes to neckwear, nothing beats an Hermès. Between the incomparably soft material and handcrafted construction, the vaunted house's ties are truly the creme de la creme. So if you're going to wear one, you might as well stand out, like with this fuschia, beige, and navy tie—a combo that sounds crazy on paper but completely works in reality. ($220; hermes.com)

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Italian Silk Knit Skinny Tie by BOSS Hugo Boss

If you find yourself needing a black tie during cooler temperatures, you could do worse than this 2-inch knit from BOSS. You'll conform to any dress code, thanks to the jet black silk, but you'll stand out from the crowd—just a touch—with the square-end design and hand-woven construction. ($165; hugoboss.com)

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Dexter Knitted Silk Bow Tie by Reiss

We know what you're thinking: A knit bowtie? Yes, this is a thing—and we are eternally grateful for the suave sophistication this sartorial enigma brings to the table. To truly stand out in a crowd, wear one in a flashy color like bordeaux (pictured) or emerald, or keep things (mildly) reserved by picking it up in black. ($95; reiss.com)

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Cable Knit Wool Tie by Hook + Albert

Starring elaborate cable-knit detailing and feather-soft wool material, this tie from Hook + Albert is emblematic of the deep coziness you feel on a tucked-in, sweater-clad February evening. ($65; nordstrom.com)

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Two-Tone Knitted Silk Tie by Burberry

Burberry's knitted two-tone silk tie comes in a suite of fun and flirty colors, including a plum-and-blue, a burgundy-and-blue, and our personal favorite: A limestone-and-navy (pictured). Pick any of them up to add a splash of panache to your day-to-day. ($195; burberry.com)

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Square End Knit Tie by Brooks Brothers

As the premier clothier for U.S. presidents (the brand's been suiting Oval Office occupants since 1818), you can trust that Brooks Brothers makes a good suit. And their ties are nothing to sneeze at, either. Just look at this blue woven beauty, which has just the right amount of distressing to the wool—and features an eye-popping texture theme throughout. ($79.50; brooksbrothers.com)

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Birdseye Knit Cashmere Tie by Polo Ralph Lauren

A good place to incorporate some subtle patterning into your tie collection is this birdseye knit scarf from the master of Americana, Ralph Lauren. At first glance, that design looks like a traditional polka-dot motif. But look closer, and you'll see that it's actually a collection of rounded, beak-shaped figures. ($145; ralphlauren.com)

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Silk Crochet Knit Tie by TOM FORD

It's not just you; science concurs: Red is the sexiest color. (A study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that women are more attracted to men, and vice versa, if they wear deep red.) So listen to the scientists. Next time you need to wear a tie, wear a deep, sumptuous, irresistibly sexy red one. ($225; tomford.com)

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