The Old Knit Tie

Old College ties

Knit ties are a great choice for those that want a casual looking tie. Cotton knits are especially casual. Silk knits are also casual, but they are a notch dressier than cotton. Knit ties are easy enough to source in solid colors and stripes pop up here and there. They also won’t break the bank. I have wanted a striped knit tie for a while now, but have yet to find one that speaks to me.
Knit tie #1

This is where Old College Ties comes into the picture. Old College Ties got their start back in 2011 making up crew ties for Groton School. Since then Old College Ties has helped to revive the rowing tradition of crew ties among a number of schools. You can read more about their history here (Old College Ties).
Knit Tie # 3

One of the coolest features of the site is the tie widget (Thanks for the tip Gamm68!). It allows you to make up ties virtually experimenting with colors and stripes. As you can see from the images above I had no trouble whipping up a few ties that I was ready to purchase.

Knit Tie #4

Old College Tie will make up custom ties for your team, club, or event. The minimum order is 20 at $30 per tie which I found to be quite reasonable. Now what club to join…

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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

4 Comments on "The Old Knit Tie"

  1. Erik says:

    Thanks for bringing this awesome shop to my attention. If I was to own a haberdashery, this would be a great way to design and stock the store (if they work with retailers). I would love to design and order 20 ties, but that’s a little rich for just myself. Also, my designs would probably be questionable.

  2. Lin says:

    Does your alma mater have tie worthy colors?

  3. Markus says:

    Nice to know. Sometimes golf or hunting clubs asks me where they can make a tie with their own colors. Now I know one. Downside is that they don’t make wool ones.

  4. oxford cloth button down says:

    Lin – Great idea. I have noticed a lack of items such as striped school ties and motif belts at most NCAC schools where I think that these items would do well. They should look into opportunities like this.

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