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Need Help Picking Bow Tie for Black Ermenegildo Zegna Satin Peak Lapel Tuxedo

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by igimel, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. igimel

    igimel Active Member

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    Hello Gents,

    I need some advice in picking a Bow Tie for my new tuxedo. The tuxedo is a black, one-button, non-vented Ermenegildo Zegna with satin peak lapels. Please keep in mind that I am planning to use a white wing-tipped collar tuxedo shirt. The tuxedo will mostly be worn at black tie events, but also potentially weddings (understandable if those require different bow ties).

    I think I have narrowed it down to the following, but am also open to other suggestions:

    Hermes Chain Mail Silk
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    Lanvin Grenadine Silk
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    Turnbull & Asser Silk
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    Lanvin Silk Dots Satin
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    Lanvin Alber
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    Thank you very much in advance.

    Igor
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    For a black tie event, you can pick any tie you want, as long as it's a solid black bow tie. Given that, between the two solid black ones, I like the T&A more.
     


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  4. igimel

    igimel Active Member

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    Is this a MUST? Thinking I've seen more and more non-black bow ties...not trying to challenge - really is a question.

    Thanks.
     


  5. landshark

    landshark Distinguished Member

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    It is a must. It's called "Black-tie."
     
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  6. igimel

    igimel Active Member

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    Thanks - point taken. What kind of events would people wear non-black bow ties?
     


  7. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Based on the answer I got from Will (A Suitable Wardrobe): Go with the Lanvin Alber, which appears to be black satin as opposed to the T&A, which looks like midnight blue satin. This will harmonise well with your black satin lapels.
     


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    Sanguis Mortuum Distinguished Member

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    Any event that's not black tie.
     


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    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    +2
     


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    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    cbbuff Distinguished Member

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    For the love of God do not get a pre-tied bow tie. Get a real tie, practice a few times and you will be fine. Pre-ties are for young children.
     


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    +1

    This is easy. Match your lapels in color in texture. In this case, buy one in black satin. Then choose your shape; e.g., thistle, batwing, diamond, western, whatever.

    Next: match the size of the bow to your face, and you will be the most stylish man present.


     
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    igimel Active Member

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    +1...definitely not going for a pre-tie. If I did that I'd have to trade in my ties for clip-ons.
     


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