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SkinnyGoomba

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I'm getting married next may/June, I'd like to solicit your advice on ties for the groomsmen. What is traditional when the groom wears a suit? Certainly they won't wear a wedding tie, or will they? I'm in between having a double breasted vest made for my charcoal single breasted suit or having a double breasted navy suit made, so I'm set.

The boys will be in their best suits which will be in a range of solid grey or navy suits. I'm at a loss for ties, maybe dots? We aren't matching the bridesmaids, but it should look like we're attending the same party. They'll be in ivory, beige and rose.

Thanks gents.
 

SkinnyGoomba

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Well if no one has an opinion I'll just do as I please.
 

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Congrats on the wedding, Skinny. I'm sure you'll look great. I like the non-matching idea for the wedding party. I have no idea what tie the groom should wear. I wore a solid gray tie for my wedding if that helps.
 

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Let them choose themselves. Why on earth should there be a uniform for a wedding?
 

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The groomsmen don't have to wear matching suits and ties, at least choose colors that complement the motif color, if you're having that.
 

SkinnyGoomba

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Thanks Parker! I plan to wear a black/white glen plaid or houndstooth. So I'm wondering what range of options are appropriate for the groomsmen. Obviously they won't wear what I'm wearing, and they will not be wearing a uniform or matching the bridesmaids. However, I'm sure there are some traditional choices available.
 

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Let them choose their own ties. Just check in advance that it's not a crappy 80's/90's design and you'll be fine.
 

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Why don't the suits have to match? Not that I disagree, just curious
 
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Not Ed Harris

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Out of your two proposed suits I'd probably go for the navy double breasted. Firstly, I think it'd be nicer to have a whole suit that's your "wedding suit" rather than just a waistcoat, and also because for a wedding I just prefer navy over charcoal.

At my wedding for the groomsmen's ties we went for similar but non-matching. I think they were the same colours (purple and grey and a little gold) but different patterns.
 

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