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Tuxedo Tie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by svengoli123, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. svengoli123

    svengoli123 New Member

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    Hello - My wedding is coming up, and I don't know if I should get a skinny black wool tie / or a skinny black silk tie. My tux has regular lapels, and I will be wearing my own white shirt. I also plan on wearing a silver tie clip. Any advice is welcome. Thanks!
     
  2. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    If the lapels aren't faced, it's not a tuxedo, it's a black suit. And if you don't want to look like a clown, you wear a bowtie with a tuxedo.

    If you want a tuxedo, wear a tuxedo. Shiny lapels. Self tie bow tie. Classic cut that you won't hate yourself for in 20 years. If you want to wear a suit, wear a suit. Nice wool, nicely made, tailored to fit you. White shirt, no skinny ties, and not black. Patterned silver would be a nice choice, and a 3" width is slim, but still within the range of classic- back to the whole not hating yourself in 20 years bit.

    Your wedding is not a time to be stupidly trendy. Trendy's fun on a day to day basis, but those wedding photos are (hopefully) permanent.

    If you don't want to look like this to your kids, stay away from the trendy stuff.

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  3. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    ^^ So which one are you Jeff?
     
  4. svengoli123

    svengoli123 New Member

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    Nice pic. The tux was purchased from Alton Lane in NYC, and is a Tux, not a suit. The skinny tie mentioned is approx 2 3/4 inch, so not super skinny. Silk or Wool tie?
     
  5. Grenadier

    Grenadier Senior member

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    One wears a black bow tie with a tuxedo, preferably made of the same silk grosgain of the tuxedo's facings. One does not wear a necktie with a tuxedo.
     
  6. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I wasn't exactly alive in that era. My corneas were spared.
     
  7. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    Tom Ford's James Bond tux doesn't have silk facings on the lapels.

    Edit: nevermind... it was the james bond suit.
     
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  8. Bowtiedlad93

    Bowtiedlad93 Senior member

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    I would go with the black silk but please stay away from the skinny tie look, it is not appropriate for formalwear.
     
  9. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    Wear a genuine tie-it-yourself bow tie in black OR DON'T GET MARRIED AT ALL.
     
  10. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    +1

    The only type of tie that should ever be worn with a tuxedo is a bow-tie.
     
  11. Gwarg

    Gwarg Senior member

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    Definitely a bow tie.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Plus one on the black bow tie. There's just no other way to go. For an excellent primer on wedding attire, google search and find Manton's speech to some convention of wedding planners or something...I think it's posted on London Lounge, if not here as well.
     
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    +1 but also must mention that you should get a real bow tie, not pre-tied.

    I'm sure you (OP) think that a skinny tie will look really cool with your tux, but you will really just look like a tool. This is one of the most important days of your life - do it right.
     
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  16. MensFormalWear

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    If the lapels are narrow on the tuxedo & it's a one button, a black satin skinny necktie is fine, but if your going for a more classic formal look, the bow tie is definitely the way to go. Either way silk satin, not wool.
     
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    Harsh but true. Down the road when you look back on the day, you will want to be looking sharp in all the photos.
     
  18. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Respectfully disagree. In no circumstance is a skinny tie (less than, say, 3") ok for a wedding.
     
  19. Gwarg

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    And no tie, no matter what its width, is appropriate with a tux.
     

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