The question about trying out ties in a store made me realize that it's been many years since I've bought a tie in a store. I wager I'm not the only one here for whom the internet is our tie store.
So TASSEKS are less casual than penny loafers where you’re from? Interesting. Thanks. I also am not a loafer person (I would have been in my late teens the last time I bought a pair, and they would have been penny loafers), but I am very interested in regional and generational variations in attitudes toward dress. Cheers, Ac
Is the wedding in Italy? If so, then I think it wise (and courteous) to conform to their standards, however much it might offend one's anglophile sartorial preferences. If you really want a blue suit, have you considered a non-traditional variant of the Glen check tie in shades of blue? Cheers, Ac