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post #241 of 1665

On the Subject of Wedding Ties

 

I'm looking to piece together a collection of wedding ties, one for me, one for each of my groomsmen, and one each for the father of the bride and my father. In pursuit of this end I have a couple of questions I could use some direction in answering...

 

1) What options for wedding ties (if any) exist in the chasm between Kent Wang/Drake's and TheTiebar.com? Specifically I'm looking for something in the $50/tie neighborhood.

 

2) Considering I am pulling together ten ties, can I repeat any of the patterns or is it absolutely essential that each tie be unique? 

post #242 of 1665
$50 is a hard spot. I'm not aware of anything other than Lands End and maybe Brooks Brothers on sale that's in that spot, and to my knowledge, they don't have a lot of wedding ties.

At the $75-$80 range, Kent Wang, Howard Yount, and Sam Hober are the standards. Sam Hober has several good wedding tie patterns, including several Glen Plaids in different scales.
post #243 of 1665
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

$50 is a hard spot. I'm not aware of anything other than Lands End and maybe Brooks Brothers on sale that's in that spot, and to my knowledge, they don't have a lot of wedding ties.

At the $75-$80 range, Kent Wang, Howard Yount, and Sam Hober are the standards. Sam Hober has several good wedding tie patterns, including several Glen Plaids in different scales.

Yeah I hear you. I rather like Kent's stuff. The issue is the cumulative impact on my wallet of not only the tie, but also the cuff links I'm going to be doling out to these guys.

post #244 of 1665

So here is a unique situation:

 

I play in a wedding band. What does SF think is the appropriate way to dress? I normally wear something like a blue staple suit and a summery tie. Sometimes, I wear chinos and a SC, perhaps a bit casual for something like a wedding, but you have to remember that we are loading gear/moving around a lot /sweating. It's hard because you don't want to look so formal that you are a part of the wedding party, but also don't want to look like a schmuck. 

post #245 of 1665

Also, in case you are wondering, we play olde time / blue grassy kind of stuff. So we play a lot of "rustic" weddings. AKA weddings in chic barns, haha. 

 

Here is a link to our first full length:

http://kentuckyparlorpickers.bandcamp.com/album/barn-burner

post #246 of 1665
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I'd rather go to Sam Hober for ties and go cheaper on the links than try to skimp on the tie. $50 is kind of a wasteland for ties IME. Unless you want to just scour eBay for deals for the next couple of months, which could work out, but is time consuming.

On the band, I think it depends on the kind of wedding. You kind of have to bend to the will of your employer. If the question is, if I were getting married in a barn, how would I want the band to dress, I'd advise exactly as you say, with the dark suit. For a bluegrass band, corny ties might actually be appropriate. Shoes shouldn't be too nice. As far as the sweating, you could always change after setting up, but you're just gonna get sweaty again while playing.
post #247 of 1665
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Originally Posted by astro1001 View Post

On the Subject of Wedding Ties


2) Considering I am pulling together ten ties, can I repeat any of the patterns or is it absolutely essential that each tie be unique? 

Did someone tell you each tie needed to be unique? Maybe one style for you, one for the dads and one for the groomsmen.
post #248 of 1665
Im doing a casual unstructred suit/linen shirt, and this is my tie
post #249 of 1665
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Did someone tell you each tie needed to be unique? Maybe one style for you, one for the dads and one for the groomsmen.

No, not expressly at least. General consensus in these pages seems to be that the groomsmen needn't (and indeed shouldn't) match as Ken dolls adorned with the chosen accessories of the bride. Instead the groom and his men should endeavor to dress as individuals, albeit within the sartorial confines of solemn tradition and befitting the occasion. I agree with this, at least in principle. The only problem is I have only been able to find about four different patterns of wedding ties that I like. As such, I have little choice but to select two (or three) of the same tie. This would seem to potentially render the whole exercise self-defeating if goal is to avoid matching. 

post #250 of 1665
Thread Starter 
You can easily venture into ties that aren't so classically wedding ties. A pindot, for instance.
post #251 of 1665
I worry that pindots and some Macclesfields are too business-y though. There are certainly options outside of "wedding" ties, but pindot wouldn't be my first choice I don't think.

Still, you could do far worse...
post #252 of 1665
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post #253 of 1665
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

You can easily venture into ties that aren't so classically wedding ties. A pindot, for instance.

+1. There are a lot of patterns that would look good and that can be somewhat close to traditional wedding ties without actually being wedding ties. Take a look at the wedding ties you are going with and try to find things that are somewhat similar in one way or another.
post #254 of 1665
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I'm thinking pindots like this:

http://store.asuitablewardrobe.net/blacknecktiewithwhitedots.aspx

Ah yeah, that could work quite well.
post #255 of 1665

That's what mine are wearing.

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