When an email from DQT popped into my inbox about collaborating on a menswear article, my immediate reaction was ‘maybe not’- I don’t know enough about menswear to offer a considered opinion on men’s fashion but I was curious. So I clicked on the link to DQT and their quirky, colourful knitted ties immediately caught my attention.
After a whole heap of research on menswear, it didn’t take a genius to spot that knitted ties were a BIG trend at LC:M SS16. Margaret Howell presented a slick collection of ‘Cool Britannia’ inspired garments with a contemporary twist. Knitted ties were teamed with knee-length shorts and boxy shirts creating a preppy look with a rebellious ‘devil may care’ attitude. Over at Thomas Pink slim-cut suits and Brit-pop spirit ruled. A plethora of prints, checks, stripes and texture created a selection of eclectic looks. A pink and white check shirt paired with a navy and blue tie completed an unconventional ensemble.
Proving ties can do more than just complete your look, they can elevate a simple outfit to something extraordinary.
Take a look at Labrinth at the Dunhill & GQ Style Party during LC:M, how dapper does he look?!!
How to wear
Of all the SS16 trends, the knitted tie is the easiest one to wear and incorporate into your current wardrobe. The relaxed texture of knitted ties make them ideal for both formal and casual occasions. Team with a denim shirt and chunky cardigan for lunch down the pub or a smart tweed suit and tailored shirt for a formal function.
Versatile and affordable, DQT have a great range of knitted ties- bold and bright, subtle and sublime or striped and preppy. Living just outside Cambridge I’m always keen to add a preppy stripe or satchel to my look, I’m naturally drawn to a college inspired stripe as a contemporary alternative to a scarf.
Guess what all the men in my family will be getting for Christmas this year?!!