5 Knit Tie Style Icons

Often overlooked in favor of standard silk, the knit wool tie has been a staple of the seriously stylish for decades. Need proof? Check out this roster of stars who’ve rocked the knit neckwear with aplomb.

  • Cary Grant Cary Grant

    The original Hollywood leading man. The fact that he donned a knit tie is reason alone to add one to your rotation.

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Why is his knit tie tied so short? Because when you’re one of the greatest authors of the 20th century, you do as you damn well please.

  • Paul Newman Paul Newman

    Sure, there’s no such thing as a bad picture of Paul Newman, but “Cool Hand Luke” looks particularly cool in this casually sophisticated ensemble.

  • The Beatles The Beatles

    The mop-topped quartet didn’t just change the face of American music; they ushered in a new era of European-influenced style. See how this photo still looks cool nearly 50 years later? That’s no accident.

  • Kanye West Kanye West

    Three words: That knit cray.

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