There is a subcategory of knit necktie that offers considerably more variety than its parent, and that is the version in colors and patterns suited for the sunshine. Now I do not suggest that any man wear a knit tie in the boardroom, but in addition to their usual duty as travel ties the right knit is great with odd jackets and linen or cotton suits on sunny days. And – you saw this coming didn’t you - the ASW haberdashery is offering four stylishly different and slightly narrow versions that are just the thing this week, in a dozen colorways with pointed bottoms. That is one of them in the photograph, a two-toned red and gray weave that is worn with an otherwise straight-laced ensemble.
The pointed bottom knit comes from a specialist in Milan and the combination of point and width adds a bit of indefinable je ne sais quoi. Try wearing one when those around you are likely to be tie-less. They may not be able to put their finger on why, but they are likely to credit you with style points aplenty.
To borrow a phrase, vive la différence!