1. Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 11: Any Three (3) Customized Ties from Vanda Fine Clothing

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 11th auction of the year is for any three customized ties from Vanda Fine Clothing. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Silk knit tie OK for wedding?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FiveFiveFive, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. FiveFiveFive

    FiveFiveFive Senior Member

    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    I'll be attending a wedding this month and was thinking of pairing a dark, single-breasted suit with a black, silk knit tie. I saw one made by Charvet and like the way it looks, but I just want to be sure it's not inappropriate.

    Any opinions?
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    41,574
    Likes Received:
    2,820
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    I'm not crazy about the idea, the knit or the color. For me, knit ties are play ties, very informal. Black is too funereal for a wedding. I would wear something else.
     


  3. Ubizzle

    Ubizzle New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    I don't think it'll be too bad, personally, so I'd say go for it, having worn a knit tie to a wedding.
    Everybody seemed to like the idea of a knitted tie, even at a formal event.
     


  4. Patrician

    Patrician Senior Member

    Messages:
    516
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Somewhere in crazy Europe with all the naked girls
    Is Fester getting married? ...
     


  5. cufflink

    cufflink Active Member

    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Location:
    Switzerland
    Personally, I think a knit tie is ok for a wedding, but I would wear a black one.
     


  6. forex

    forex Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,597
    Likes Received:
    157
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    not ok,I wouldn't wear a knit tie with a suit,knit ties are informal.
     


  7. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,134
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2005
    Assuming the wedding is in the USA, black is a bad idea. Choose from the icy or pastel shades of blue, pink, lilac etc... Youll be wearing a white shirt?
     


  8. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    10,448
    Likes Received:
    74
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2004
    I wore a blue knit tie (pointed end) to a wedding this summer. It was an early, casual event.
     


  9. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

    Messages:
    7,805
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Location:
    Heart of America
    ^I also wore a knit tie to a wedding in the summer, although it was outdoor and I had on a seersucker suit.

    Don't wear a black tie to a wedding unless it's after 6, it's a bow tie and you have a dinner jacket to go with it.
     


  10. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    11,916
    Likes Received:
    1,971
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    I think it really depends on the wedding. If it's your run of the mill event, meaning only the groomsmen are wearing anything like a "Tuxedo", I think wearing a knit tie would be a nice way to differentiate yourself from the crowd of poorly dressed men.

    However I must agree that black is not advisable for a wedding.[​IMG]

    If it's a more formal event then I would probably shy away from the knit tie idea and go for something in silk.

    I wore a white spread collar FC shirt with a icy lilac colored silk tie (suit had narrow-ish lapels and the tie was about 2.75") and purple and white PS to a wedding. It was smashing success. I was the only guy there with a PS and received many compliments. Scored massive bonus points with the date, she loved it as she was wearing a purple-ish colored dress.
     


  11. FiveFiveFive

    FiveFiveFive Senior Member

    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    The groom's a good friend of mine, and when I asked what kind of attire he was expecting for the wedding, his answer was: "Just wear a suit or whatever." So I have a feeling the rules are a bit more flexible for this wedding, which is why I want to try something a little different.

    I think you may be right that the color (black) may be more inappropriate than the knit idea.
     


  12. Suntory

    Suntory Senior Member

    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    123
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Location:
    If you are supreme you can wear what you want.
    What did u end up wearing, albeit 8 years ago?
     


  13. Suntory

    Suntory Senior Member

    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    123
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Location:
    If you are supreme you can wear what you want.
    ?
     


  14. Suntory

    Suntory Senior Member

    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    123
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Location:
    If you are supreme you can wear what you want.
    ?
     


  15. Suntory

    Suntory Senior Member

    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    123
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Location:
    If you are supreme you can wear what you want.
    ?
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by