FASHION & STYLE | 12/04/2017 | TAJINDER HAYER
Once derided as an old man’s accessory, the knitted tie has had a renaissance of late. You can see why – they are a superbly rakish accessory. Plain coloured, bold and incredibly easy to style up and down. New brand Penelope Cream has been leading the quiet revolution.
The brand specialises in truly limited edition designs. Each tie is hand-knitted and made from beautiful, fine wool hand-dyed in small batches by artisan dyers in Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and Italy. It is the colours that make the ties stand out as really special. Colour and texture play together incredibly well to create spontaneous and dapper patterns. The knitted designs hark back to a forgotten age – when your grandfather would wear his hand-knitted design when getting ready in the morning. Its heartening to see that there are those that still have these skills today and are able to create fabulous accessories. That’s not to say that there is anything old-fashioned about the ties – the bold colours, especially magenta, cobalt blue and burnt sienna are colours that will create a bold addition to a navy or grey suit that one would typically wear to work.
The brand specialises in traditional, heritage techniques. Each skien of wool is dyed in exquisite, saturated colours by carefully selected studio dyers. This means that no two designs are ever the same. The brand also welcomes bespoke orders which allows the buyer to create an individual piece created specially for them by the designer.
The kind people at Penelope Cream have offered a unique discount code for readers of The Rakish Gent.
Just enter “RAKISH10” in the checkout for a 10% discount on any full-priced orders.
From £80 and available online at Penelope Cream