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post #3196 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

The fact that it is wool has me on the fence.

i see no issue with that in that die, despite conrads post.
post #3197 of 37396
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


i see no issue with that in that die, despite conrads post.


Why not get a silk PoW and the wool one in a different color for cool weather wear? PoW ties: not just for weddings anymore.

 

For the wedding, I have to say I'm in the silk camp, but only if you are going to have just one wedding tie. A nice Navy or B&W Shepherd's Check is good too, though I prefer the PoW (if you can get black/white one with a blue overcheck, that's pretty nice too).

 

On PoW for more everyday wear, Hober has one in brown that I quite like, there are several nice ones at NMWA by Calbrese, especially an olive/navy I think is quite nice (have not handled them, but others in this thread have, I think).

 

Also, Conrad's wool ones look nice too (though the newest one is a touch too narrow for me).

post #3198 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
 

 

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.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I told her I am wearing this. I think I can make this a bit better with a PoW tie. I like the tie in your first link.

And as always, appreciate your feedback:fonz: 


Edited by Rudals - 3/3/14 at 12:53pm
post #3199 of 37396

I am actually really terrible with you photoshop...as you can see. But here's the Vanda. I think this is good because it has a hint of dark navy. Thoughts?

post #3200 of 37396

Rudals:

 

Yes on the Vanda. A b/w with blue overcheck would be nice too. There must be some of those around (Drake's?).

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its certainly not wrong, but with a navy suit and navy PoW you are essentially going with a monochrome look, no contrast. now, im a huge fran of monochrome looks for fun and enjoyment, but for a wedding, and for ultimate class, i think you would be better served with a blk/wht/gry PoW.
post #3202 of 37396
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

its certainly not wrong, but with a navy suit and navy PoW you are essentially going with a monochrome look, no contrast. now, im a huge fran of monochrome looks for fun and enjoyment, but for a wedding, and for ultimate class, i think you would be better served with a blk/wht/gry PoW.

+1
post #3203 of 37396

@Rudals

 

Check this out:

 

http://www.samhober.com/new-plaid-silk-ties/

 

I like the houndstooth.

post #3204 of 37396

Looks great.

But if I am wearing a blue suit, wouldn't the black & white tie conflict? 

post #3205 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Looks great.
But if I am wearing a blue suit, wouldn't the black & white tie conflict? 

Navy suit paired with a crisp white shirt, black/grey/white tie, and freshly polished black captoes is a smashing look. That is what I plan to wear to my own wedding.

Outside of morning or evening dress, that is as classic as there is for a groom's attire
post #3206 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

Looks great.

But if I am wearing a blue suit, wouldn't the black & white tie conflict? 


Stitch's point about monochrome is reasonable (i.e. a navy PoW). Still, I don't think it would be too bad in navy since from a distance it won't look like a navy tie.

 

My preference would be as I noted earlier, a B&W PoW with a blue overcheck (or some other color overcheck to give it a subtle visual interest).

 

But if you're sold on the none blue PoW, then your choice is the classic B&W which is perfectly fine and traditional.

post #3207 of 37396

e.g. the midnight blue shepherd's check Hober has via that link I gave you would be too monochromatic with your suit (though I like the depth of the midnight). I worry less about the PoW. From the distance, the former will look navy and matchy-matchy and monochromatic, the latter less so (the one from Vanda).

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It's too bad that David's English Plaid #9 is out of stock.


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post #3210 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Looks great.But if I am wearing a blue suit, wouldn't the black & white tie conflict? 

dude. blue suit white shirt black tie is as classic as it gets.
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