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I have a question about what people thought about black neck ties. I'm currently trying to buy 3 ties to build up my wardrobe. I'm considering getting a solid navy silk tie, a dark red repp tie with white and navy stripes, and a black knit tie.

My question is are black ties really all that versatile and what occasions would you honestly wear one to? Black tie (tux) events would generally be a bow tie and I'm never going to wear a black suit anytime soon so when would one actually use a black tie? Would one be worth the investment? Half the reason I'm considering a black knit tie was because I felt a black silk tie on its own was boring but a knit at least gives it texture and life.

Sorry if this belongs in the small questions thread, I just felt this had enough substance to warrant a discussion since there probably isn't an overwhelmingly correct answer to it.
post #2 of 7
A black knit tie is a wardrobe staple.
post #3 of 7
Wear it with gray suits.
post #4 of 7
I have a black tie that I wear with gray and charcoal suits. It's perfect for funerals, but for general occasions as well.
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Originally Posted by binge View Post
A black knit tie is a wardrobe staple.

+1 but not knit.
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Originally Posted by bowtielover View Post

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Originally Posted by binge View Post
A black knit tie is a wardrobe staple.

+1 but not knit.

 

What do you wear it with? Is it a satin-finish silk tie? What about a black grenadine tie?

post #7 of 7

The knitted silk tie is what is common.

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