I own a navy knit tie from thetiebar. It's the only knit tie I've owned since Jr. High, so I don't have much to compare with it, but I like the texture a lot. My only problem is that it's longer than it should be - like maybe I got an extra long by accident, so it's hard to get the ends to line up right if the neck liner is in the right place. But I intend to buy another in grey or brown. Here's a close up that shows the weave. The color isn't close to accurate - the tie is actually a rich, dark blue. Looks great to me. Also, my Brooks Brothers knits seem too long as well, so maybe this is just a "thing" with knit ties.