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post #2191 of 2509
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Not exactly traditional wedding attire. Hard to recommend a tie therefore. What were you thinking of for tie choice?

I'm not one for tradition. Id rather a suit that I enjoy than something that's been done before.

I tried on a beige tie that worked alright. Was just after more ideas.
post #2192 of 2509
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Originally Posted by billmc View Post

I'm not one for tradition. Id rather a suit that I enjoy than something that's been done before.

I tried on a beige tie that worked alright. Was just after more ideas.

Define "worked alright."
post #2193 of 2509
Haha.

I felt like the right ball park colour but didn't know whether I should have patterns or keep it plain
Edited by billmc - 1/14/16 at 12:09am
post #2194 of 2509
It's a nice enough suit, but I doubt you'll find anyone here recommend it for a groom.

But either way, congrats on your wedding.
post #2195 of 2509
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Originally Posted by billmc View Post

I'm not one for tradition. Id rather a suit that I enjoy than something that's been done before.

I tried on a beige tie that worked alright. Was just after more ideas.

Tweed suits can be cool and there's nothing wrong with them in the right context. As for tradition, it's less simply what's been done before (pretty much everything, including what you are proposing, has been done before) and more about cultural connections that people make with certain attire. In this case, the cultural association of tweed is more casual, country and not "wedding." What you do with that knowledge is up to you. If you haven't already, I'd urge you to at least do the mental exercise of picturing your wedding photos in 20 years and think about if tradition might have some merit in certain circumstances. I'm not going to tell you what to wear, but I am going to at least urge some reflection (perhaps you've thought about this extensively, no idea here, but it's worth mentioning).

If you want to wear the suit, I'd actually look into a nice navy wool tie and white shirt. A tweed suit isn't going to work with traditional wedding ties, and if you want to wear a tweed suit for your wedding, traditional (as you've said) isn't up your alley. The navy is dark and conservative (and will make the look more balanced), but the wool in the tie will still reflect some of the rustic elements of the tweed. Rather than add to the earth tones, I'd do more to play off the texture of the tweed. I don't normally like white shirts with tweed, but I think in this case it may be the best option.

Oh, and congratulations.
post #2196 of 2509
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Originally Posted by billmc View Post

Haha.

I felt like the right ball park colour but didn't know whether I should have patterns or keep it plain

Would it be possible to take a picture of the suit/tie combo and post? It is really difficult to make visual suggestions without visual cues. Particularly more difficult with non-traditional choices. 

post #2197 of 2509

Hello there,

 

Thank you for those who helped with my other post.  I am now officially over the grey tux and going with the following (non-rental) black tux for myself and my groomsmen:

 

 

Since I was originally going to go with a grey tux, the bridesmaids have already picked and purchased their dresses in navy.  The plan was for my groomsmen to wear navy ties and compliment the bridesmaids' navy dresses.  As the groom, I plan on wearing a black bowtie. As for the groomsmen, I now have to convince the future wife that the groomsmen black tux can somehow compliment the bridesmaid's navy.  Navy neck tie/bowtie and black tux seem like a mismatch. I was wondering if you folks had any suggestions on how I could pull it off?

 

Should I try to convince her that the groomsmen don't necessarily need to reflect any of the bridesmaids' color tones altogether?

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

post #2198 of 2509
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Originally Posted by Amiro555 View Post

Hello there,


Should I try to convince her that the groomsmen don't necessarily need to reflect any of the bridesmaids' color tones altogether?

Thanks in advance for your help!

It wouldn't hurt to try, if done right. My wife was set on the matchy-matchy as well but after showing her pics and explaining the reasoning behind non matching wedding parties, she fully embraced the idea. You'd be limited by the fact the bridesmaids dresses have already been purchased, but you can try to at least not require the blue bow ties of your groomsmen.

BTW, I'm not an expert so I'll defer to the more knowledgable, but my understanding is traditional tuxes have shawl or peak lapels, if that's what you're going for. But that definitely looks much better than your first choice.
post #2199 of 2509
Looking at shoes now for the wedding. Would a pair of Alden all black saddle shoes be ridiculous. They are shell cordovan leather. I like plain toe over cap toe. These do have slight broguing
post #2200 of 2509
another Q. There is a cool tie on the bay right now , vintage brooks bros. houndstooth but with but with a slim diagonal tripe every 2 inches or so. ok for one of the 8 groomsmen?
post #2201 of 2509
What color is it?
post #2202 of 2509

Hi,

 

New user. Have read through many threads on SF in the last few months while wedding planning.

 

It'll be a relatively casual affair, family home in Mexico, starting at 5:30 continuing to late. 

 

I'm planning on a mid blue suit (Suit Supply Jort model) with a white shirt, white pocket square, tan captoe Oxfords. I had been looking at wearing a lilac grenadine tie from Chipp2 / Paul Winston, but now that I have everything together the tie isn't as great a fit as I had hoped. 

 

My question: what tie would work best with a mid blue suit for a wedding. I've looked at Kent Wang's wedding ties, but I worry how they'd work with a blue lighter than navy. Maybe the red or the black and white Shepherd's check? Or, am I overthinking the lilac grenadine tie? Anyway, thanks so much for your help. Here's an image of the suit, and of the current tie:

 

post #2203 of 2509
^ First of all, congratulations on the wedding. I am a big advocate for wedding ties. If you're concerned about how it will work with a lighter blue suit, go for a tie that is a bit lighter. A black / white POW is a great choice. If you want to keep the color scheme but deviate from a traditional wedding tie, a silver grenadine tie can be lovely. You could do worse than lilac grenadine, but I think the more traditional options are better.

I also strongly recommend black shoes. If you must do brown shoes, at least do dark brown.
post #2204 of 2509

Thanks for the advice! Think I've just been worrying too much over how a black and white tie would look with a mid blue suit, because it's easier than worrying about my wedding!

post #2205 of 2509
Nearly every tie will look good with a blue suit and white shirt. Traditional wedding ties will resolve to grey from a distance. If it were me, I'd consider a sky blue spotted tie.
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