The James Bond SPECTRE Knit Tie

We’ve mentioned before how 007’s outfit in Morocco quickly became a fan favorite. And the James Bond SPECTRE knit tie was definitely a key part of that look. He wore it with his Brunello Cucinelli linen jacket, chinos and belt and the J.Crew Kenton boots. Check out The Suits of James Bond for more information on the complete outfit (including some sartorial suggestions on the length of the tie). Or you can check out AJB007 member Skippy’s purchase of the original Tom Ford tie on this thread.

Daniel Craig James Bond SPECTRE Morocco outfit

 

AJB007 member  Skippy has (very nicely!) set me straight on some details concerning the original. The front of the 3″ screen used version was actually the rust brown color and the back was the dark brown. For filming it appears they removed the Tom Ford branded keeper loop/tag. It retailed for $220.00. Skippy also shared some photos:

Tom Ford rust knit tie

Tom Ford rust knit tie

Thanks again for the help!

 

Features wanted for the Tom Ford SPECTRE Morocco Knit Tie  
  • 100% silk knit tie with pointed end
  • Rust color (reddish-orange brown)
  • 3″ at the widest point

Before we start, I just want to say that we’re going to cheat a little to keep options under the target price. Silk knit ties with the pointed end in a suitable color are not exactly common, so I’ve included options in grenadine silk (and a few other styles). While not exactly knit, at least grenadine offers more texture than a regular silk tie. And it is a classic Bond tie material (see Connery). As for the color, I’ve played a little “fast and loose” with “rust” to provide more alternatives.

 

The Replica
Magnoli Clothiers Morocco Tie: $60.00/£43.50

budget James Bond SPECTRE knit tie

First released back in September 2019, this replica from Magnoli Clothier’s is about as close as you’re going to get to screen accurate unless you can find an original Tom Ford. Made from 100% knitted silk, it’s features a 3″ tip and the lighter “rust” front and darker brown back color combination. And $60 is a pretty fair asking price. Not many reviews up about it. But if it’s anything like Indy’s other pieces, you can expect the quality to be pretty solid for the money.

 

Best Option for the James Bond SPECTRE Knit Tie
John Henric Grenadine Tie in Dark Orange: $69.00/£69.00

James Bond SPECTRE knit tie affordable alternative

If I didn’t already have my SPECTRE tie alternative, this is the one I’d grab. It’s a 100% silk grenadine rather than a knit. But they’ve left the blade untipped to keep it light and really show off the weave (the fact that you can see through it is a positive in this case). It’s also a decent 7cm (2.75″) wide. For me that’s still a little on the thin side, but it should work with most jacket lapels. We get lots of texture, a classic design, a great color match and a very reasonable price for an untipped gren tie. That easily makes it the Best Option this season.

 

Under $50
Dazi Cotton Wool Linen Necktie in Rust: $28.00/£30.10

budget James Bond SPECTRE knit tie

In the last year or so, a ton of cheap, pointed-tip knitted ties have flooded Amazon. Most of those are made from polyester and tend to come in brighter hues of burgundy, red or orange. In other words, they’re not something that Bond would wear. But this one from Dazi stood out for me. As you can clearly see, it’s not a knit or even a faux-gren. Instead they’ve used 100% cotton in a more textured weave. Also note that at 2.5″ wide at the blade, it’s on the thinner side. That may not make it an exact match for the SPECTRE tie. But the “Rust” color definitely looks like it would work to help us get the look we want. And the $28 price tag is also a plus!

 

Tie Bar Pointed Tip Knit Tie in Brown: $25.00

budget James Bond SPECTRE knit tie

This alternative from Tie Bar has a lot of the features we want. It’s a knit silk with a pointed tip and the blade is a “thin but not too skinny” 2.5″. And the price is a very reasonable twenty-five bucks. But that brown color keeps it from the top spot this season. If there was even a hint more red to the tone it would’ve been a great “Best Option”. However, if you prefer something in a more muted color, I still think it would be worth a shot.

 

Tieroom Hamstra Classic Tie in Brown: $35.00/£29.00

budget James Bond SPECTRE knit tie

Similar to the Tie Bar option above, but with some notable differences. First, the blade measures 8cm (3 and 1/8 inches), which comes closer to the width of the SPECTRE tie. Second, Tieroom has used 100% wool and a unique moss knit to give the tie it’s distinctive texture. The color may not be ideal. But I still think this would look really sharp as part of the Morocco outfit. And if you prefer your ties on the thinner side, they also make the Hamstra in a skinny 6cm version for the same price.

 

Otaa Linen Tie in Burnt Golden Brown: $40.00/£33.00

budget James Bond SPECTRE knit tie

This alternative is more like the Dazi option above. But Otaa has used a 100% linen in a more textured weave. Again, not screen accurate. But the slightly brighter color will add a bit of pop to your Morocco outfit. And the 3.3″ wide blade should work well for you bigger guys.

 

Under $100
Chipp Neckwear Rust Grenadine Tie: $50.00 

Affordable alternatives Tom Ford SPECTRE Morocco Knit Tie

A nice grenadine alternative from respected neckwear maker Chipp. Aside from the texture, the best thing about the tie is the the color, which comes extremely close to Tom Ford. The tie is handmade in New York City from Italian silk. Thanks to AJB007 forum member Obi Sean Kenobi for suggesting this one!

 

The Investment Piece
Brunati Como 3-Fold Grenadine Tie in Orange: $131.00

James Bond SPECTRE knit tie affordable alternative

It’s a jump up in price. But I’m really liking this tie. Brunati has used a 3-fold construction and minimal interlining. These give the tie a bit of weight and (in my experience) help create a nice knot and dimple. But they’ve left it untipped with hand rolled edges, so it’s not going to hang lifeless from your collar. Then there’s the weave. When you look at the close-up of the fabric on the product page, you’ll see they’ve used an orange yarn with small flecks of yellow mixed with a navy blue yarn. That combination gives the tie a subtle depth that really emphasizes the texture of the gren while still coming close to a “screen accurate” color. Grenadine is already an interesting fabric. I think the small details Brunati has used really play to it’s strengths. And the overall effect makes it look like something special.

 

As always, we’ll be adding more options for the James Bond SPECTRE knit tie as they turn up. And you can always share your alternatives in the comments below. Also remember to check out our Facebook pageInstagram account and Pinterest Boards for more James Bond style advice, inspiration and info on where to find the latest deals!

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4 thoughts on “The James Bond SPECTRE Knit Tie

  • April 15, 2021 at 3:41 pm
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    I have the Magnoli Tie. Although i would disagree on the fact that everything from Magnoli is of solid quality i will have to agree that the tie is perfect and one of the favorites in my tie collection.

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  • April 15, 2021 at 12:21 pm
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    I bought the Tie Bar tie and the Banana Republic linen jacket 2 years ago. They felt close enough for me. I got the Golden Fox boots also (they generate complements) and the Asket Chinos arrived yesterday. This site is so helpful.

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  • April 15, 2021 at 7:28 am
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    I found a $10 alternative on Amazon about 2.5 years ago. Made in China, but the color is good, width is fairly good, and it was only $10!
    Will have to find a way to share pictures

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    • April 15, 2021 at 7:30 am
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      I checked a bunch of those this season but couldn’t one in a good color match. They were all super bright. So congrats on scoring a good one!

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