Thanks to all the contributors of this thread over time. I was the officiant for the wedding of two of my dear friends a few weeks ago and I wanted to find something rather traditional and classic. This thread was a great help.
First of all, finding wedding ties in San Francisco was a challenge. Only Ralph Lauren seemed to stock them regularly. They had the glen plaid tie as mentioned by Mark from Plano. They carried the black, navy, brown and green variations, but the colors were all pretty dark and under the interior lighting it was nearly impossible to tell them apart. The salesman looked up the SKUs to be sure which was which. They also had a red puppystooth as well, and as tempting as it was, I was resolute on black & silver.
Since I had already been to Nieman, Saks, Wilkes, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom and found nothing, I went ahead and puchased the black glen plaid tie.
After leaving RL, I stopped in at Cable Car Clothier and much to my delight found a perfect silver and black Macclesfield. I purchased it as well, figuring I would keep the one that matched my suit better. I'm glad that I did as it was the one I kept.
Although in that photo it looks a solid, satin silver, it is similar to the one left-of-center in Manton's collection of Macclesfields:
Originally Posted by Manton