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Official Wedding Attire Question/Answer/Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by unbelragazzo, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    I think they are both terrible choices. Way too dark and too boldly pattered to go with the shirt. Not "wedding appropriate" in any way.
     
  2. ImTheGroom

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    So what colours should I start looking at - would green work? A bolder purple? I was looking at green at the very beginning, but thought it would look too clownish to add green on the blue shirt. Reds that look good on me are incredibly hard to find. Classic wedding ties are entirely dull against a dove grey waistcoat. Your entire torso washes out; I very briefly considered one at the beginning, but ruled it out very quickly.
     
  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ImtheGroom -
    Why not try a tie like this one? The extravagant paislies and black-and-gold color combination look too contrived and "fancy dress", as others have noted. This solves both those problems. Dots on stripes usually looks good IMHO, and the dark navy provides enough contrast to the bold blue of your shirt.
     
  4. ImTheGroom

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    The only dot patterns I have been able to find, in a good colour, have been too large, and into the polka dot range, and just too informal. I found this beautiful dot pattern in a lovely purple, but I don't know about a primarily purple tie on this shirt? I quite liked it on my dad (in this pic), but he didn't like it enough to get it.


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  5. RogerC

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    That shirt isn't the easiest to match with. I'm tying the knot this Friday, and have a Drake's royal blue print.

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  6. ImTheGroom

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    These are ties I already own; what are everyone's thoughts on colours? I am not going to wear any of these specific ties, but which colour combinations are going to work well?


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    Number 2 works best for me with the blue shirt
     
  9. ImTheGroom

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    #2 the red and gold tie in the photo, or #2 the Brooks Bros Link?
     
  10. marcodalondra

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    What is with the green ties? Not a great colour in this context. Number 2 in the first quote above and the blue in the picture in the second quote work best. A baby blue Winchester shirt would work best for a wedding
     
  11. ImTheGroom

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    Second round of tie shopping, but a few notes before you state your opinions. Don't comment on the fit of the pants - no suspenders, so they are sitting low and thus appear long, plus wallet and phone in the pockets causing bulge. Won't carry anything in the pockets on the day. I don't need comments on the weird look on my face :p You may feel free to compliment my fantastic silk plush hat, acquired for a mere $125. Small heads for the win!

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  13. unbelragazzo

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    B3 is alright but needs a smaller knot. The rest I'd advise against.

    I'm not an expert on this, but I don't think they'd where you put a tie pin.
     
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  14. culverwood

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    # 2 the red and gold
     
  15. MrDaniels

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    I would say so too. I like the two green ones....just not for this event; seem more like you are going to Ascot than looking formal and dapper for your wedding.

    Have you thought of a light silver tie?

    I think it is the shirt that is deciding the tie....the tail is wagging the dog. I think with a white shirt your tie choices would be far less limited.
     
  16. ImTheGroom

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    Yes, that is true, but I'm quite set on an interesting Winchester. You like the red and gold over the deep red/blue ones in the B set? I'm quite fond of B3 and B4. While the red and gold IS my nicest tie, it seems a travesty not to wear a new one at my wedding!

    That is where you wear a stick pin, according to my extensive research. There may have been a trend of wearing it in the knot, back in the 19th/early 20th centuries, but I think it may also be a misconception among costume designers. Anyway, nowadays, that's where it's worn. I've seen it worn in that spot, and a bit lower, but I think just an inch or so under the knot (like so) is the sharpest looking.
     
  17. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe it's the knot that's making it look weird. Back then they wore more ascot type things that were more flowy. Get a dimple in the tie and maybe it won't look as odd. What knot are you using?
     
  18. ImTheGroom

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    Going to use a full windsor; that's an untightened half windsor, because I didn't want to stretch/crease the store's tie, since I wasn't certain I'd buy it. The four in hand has been acceptable with morning dress for over a hundred years, and an ascot should only be worn with a removable wing collar - which is the only type of wing collar worth bothering with. I considered removable collars but decided I'd like my shirt to have more than one purpose.

    Anyway the knot will probably be about that width, but not as long, and much more tightly wrapped. That's just a quick job in the store to snap the photo.
     
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    I prefer the tie pin a bit lower as Mr Middleton (father of the bride)
     
  20. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wasn't suggesting wearing an ascot. I strongly encourage you to use a four in have knot instead of a Windsor though. That knot is almost as big as your head.
     
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