Kent Wang - Affiliate thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    That's really matchy matchy, with the charcoal and same color tie. Try something different. Depending on the shirt (assuming not white, maybe blue?) you could try a grenadine to give it some texture.

    I would say go with a bi-color knit. I LOVE them. But that's just me.



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  2. aravenel

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    B/W Glen Plaid is a classic wedding tie, and will look fine with a charcoal suit. A bit monochromatic, sure, but it's a wedding, and thus quite formal. I wouldn't sweat it.

    Definitely don't wear a knit tie to your wedding.
     
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    +1 to all this. Don't listen to anyone trying to talk you out of being matchy-matchy (and a suggestion for a BLUE shirt? dont do that). This is your wedding, not a photo-op for the WAYWRN thread. Charcoal suit, white shirt, and either silver glen plaid or B/W houndstooth tie is a classic look. I wore a KW shepherd's check tie to my wedding.
     


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    There are navy versions of wedding ties out there too, though I don't know if Kent has them.
     


  5. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Definitely. I wore the same tie to my wedding, and it remains one of my favorite ties, though in hindsight I wish I had gone for the 3.5" rather than the 3".

    Blue shirts are great, but I wouldn't wear one to your wedding. The bias against white shirts on this forum is primarily a bias against *always* wearing a white shirt, and in that respect, it's well founded. A wedding however is exactly the kind of occasion where you should be wearing a white shirt.
     


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    ^ right on. I got the 3.5" width shepherd's check, and it's not an everyday tie but I can still wear it to other special occasions, so I definitely got my money's worth.
     


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    Do you think the B/W Glen plaid and/or the shepherd's check ties from KW will work nicely as a guest in a weddign as well?

    KW says you can wear it as a guest and as a groom, but I'm thinking it wouldn't be that good to show up wearing the "same" tie as the groom. (in terms of pattern/style)

    Should one have a tie that is more formal for use in weddings/funerals? I'm aware of the difference of formality in terms of solid silk ties vs. knit ties but when it comes to patterns I'm a bit uninformed. I should add that I do have a solid navy tie (silk) which I understand is quite formal.

    More on the topic of KW - I got my cuff links (MOP white) and a PS today (Elijah Burritt). Shipped from the states to me, in Norway, in just over a week, which is really fast. Products look and feel quite nice as well.
     
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    ^ do you know what kind of tie the groom will actually be wearing? It's a classic look, but most men don't actually do it. Most guys have no clue and they wear a tie that matches the bridesmaids dresses because their wife told them to do that. A shepherd's check is a great tie to wear as a guest for most weddings. You can also get a black grenadine from KW which is appropriate for funerals.
     
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    Absolutely.

    First off, I doubt the groom will be so well dressed as to be wearing one of those ties. Most grooms look like shit.

    Second off, even if they are, no one is going to mistake you for the groom. If there was a rule saying you couldn't wear what the groom was wearing, what would you do if it was an evening formal (tux) wedding? What if he was wearing a solid navy or charcoal suit (which he should if it's during the day)--those are total staple suits, half the men in attendance will be wearing something similar. No one is going to confuse you; wear what is appropriate and tasteful. You can't go wrong with a solid navy suit, white shirt, and b/w wedding tie.

    One should indeed have some form of formal tie, but that doesn't have to mean much--just something somber and not too business-y. A wedding tie is maybe a bit too bright to wear to a funeral, but a solid grenadine would work, as would a Macclesfield in an appropriately somber color and pattern. I'd avoid pindots due to the business connotation.
     


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    I'm just asking for general guidelines, not for a specific wedding. But I would like to have a good tie for weddings and a good tie for funerals in case I get invited to attend either.

    Thanks for the reply, aravenel. I will probably go for a shepherd's check tie from KW.

    I do have a solid purple grenadine (Drake's) but this might be too loud for a funeral? I also have a striped (quite faint stripes) navy grenadine tie (Drake's).
     


  11. aravenel

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    If the stripes are subtle (not red or something) and the navy is dark, I'd feel fine wearing the navy grenadine stripe to a funeral.

    Purple is probably not good unless its very, very dark. Even then, its questionable.
     


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    The whitebalance of the picture is a bit off but quite accurate for the striped grenadine tie. (couldn't find the "stock" photo) The purple is not as "vivid" as in the picture, it's more like the picture below.
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    KW - I should never have doubted.
     


  14. mrjester

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    If it's YOUR wedding, I take it back. If it's A wedding, I personally wouldn't wear the white shirt but I'm in the minority here it sounds like.
     


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    ^ yeah that's true, depending in the formality I the wedding, white isn't always the best option for a guest. I've worn light blue shirts to more informal weddings.
     


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