Previously we discussed the grenadine tie, something unrelated to the tie that we will look at now. The knit tie is tube of knitted silk with a straight hem at the bottom. The tie is made with neither folds nor a lining like a regular tie is. To many they resemble a sock, especially when they are made in cotton or wool. Knit ties are more casual and rustic than ordinary ties, and though Bond wore his with formal city suits they’re more appropriate with tweed and the like. The literary Bond preferred black silk knit ties, but they can also be seen on Sean Connery in Goldfinger in black and other colours. Connery also wears a navy knit tie in You Only Live Twice. George Lazenby’s Bond was also quite fond of knit ties, almost always wearing one in red or navy. Every actor playing Bond except Daniel Craig has worn a knit tie at least once. If Daniel Craig wants to capture the true spirit of Fleming he’ll need to wear one too.