And for good reason. POW is a traditional wedding tie, and looks very formal and elegant with a navy suit/white shirt.
Congrats on your upcoming wedding, btw.
Made of pure woven silk from Japan, this simple and elegant Prince of Wales necktie in a very dark navy is amongst our favourite wedding neckties. Perfect for grooms, groomsmen and elegantly dressed wedding attendees alike. Part of our Luxury Basic range which we endeavour to keep in stock.
I guess I should've read the descriptions before I asked.
Funnily enough, I used to have a not-dissimilar paisley Lacroix tie in white/cream. It was pretty fly, but I don't go to many occasions where it was suitable so I sold it off a while ago.
What colour suit are you wearing for the wedding? It's controversial, but I personally believe that the standard silver/grey wedding ties (be they houndstooth, POW, checks or even paisleys) work best with dark (or at most mid-) grey suits in terms of creating that formal-but-festive look. They certainly pair well with navy suits too, of course, but I don't actually find the combination festive. It's more severe, businessy almost, than that to my eye. For a navy suit, I think a white shirt with a more relaxed pale blue tie would create the same formal-but-festive monochrome effect as the silver-on-grey does. Something like this, for example, or this.
Whichever way you go, keep the scale relatively modest.
There's no doubt that it is the ideal wedding tie but I can only see myself wearing a silk PoW ONLY at weddings. Having the pattern in wool tones the formality down a bit but is still formal and classy enough to be worn not only at weddings but also on nights out with the missus. The sheen from silk plays a huge part in determining the formality of a necktie.
Cotton is another story, though I consider it more as a 1 season fabric (unless it's a blend).