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Wedding - Groomsmen in Bow Ties, Groom in a Necktie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DavidML, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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    OK, I'll grant that bow ties worn with suits are eccentric. I don't see why that's a problem for my position. The issue is whether bows with suits can be elegant, since you think that a groom or groomsman's wearing one to a wedding is a mistake. I maintain that--worn with DB or a vested suit--they can be elegant. Just because something is eccentric doesn't make it inelegant. And at a wedding, the wedding party can wear whatever it wants, so long as it's elegant.
     
  2. Orsini

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    Yes, much better that their suits do not match.

    I would be concerned that the lounge with the bow tie would look like an "imitation" tux...
     
  3. connor09

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    for black tie affairs, you really need to wear bow ties with your dinner jackets
     
  4. sborg

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    It's your wedding, you can do whatever you want, bow ties for groomsmen and ties for you.
     
  5. DavidML

    DavidML Active Member

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    Except it's not a black tie affair.

     
  6. Testudo_Aubreii

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  7. DavidML

    DavidML Active Member

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    That's exactly the look I'm going for.

     
  8. jeff13007

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    Are the bow ties going to be navy blue with green accents too?
     
  9. DavidML

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    In theory. I haven't actually selected the ties yet.

     
  10. Orsini

    Orsini Senior member

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    Those people at the wedding never heard of this fictional character.

    Don't put your wedding party in a uniform. It looks stuoid.
     
  11. mcbrown

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    Sadly, in my experience even the most perfectly matched suit and tie will provide insufficient camoflage for the groom. Try as I might to completely blend in, my bride, the officiant and all of the guests still managed to figure out who I was.
     
  12. DavidML

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    Hercule Poirot? I bet they have.

    And no, it's not a uniform. They are wearing different suits.

     
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    My wedding is coming up in October of this year, and while I have the 3 piece suit down, I presently planned to wear a T&A royal oxford white FC shirt, with a silver small box Drakes tie I got from Mr. Porter. Groomsmen will be wearing either solid navy or solid charcoal lounge suits, with TML ties, gifted.

    After reading this thread, I am now considering wearing perhaps a small patterned or silver hand-tied bow tie as the groom. And I would keep the groomsmen in the long ties. My suit is a very dark, faint herringbone charcoal, Samuelsohn Gable. It has peak lapels, with a DB peak lapel waistcoat, and double fwd pleated pants with D-ring side adjusters. Thoughts?
     
  15. DonfromthePI

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    I like the idea of your three-piece charcoal suit matched with silver bow tie.

    Nice touch on the trouser tabs, too. [​IMG]
     
  16. GBR

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    Bow ties smack of costume - and why do you want to "distinguish yourself". Most people will recognise the groom (or else they are at the wrong wedding) and putting them in fancy dress does nothing for their esteem and tells us much about you.
     
  17. pdxmatt

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    In a similar situation as the OP here. I am a groomsman in an upcoming wedding: charcoal suits(non-matching), white shirts, black belts, black shoes.. The bride wants bow ties of differing but similar patterns for the men. I'm wondering what is an appropriate material for the bow ties? Also I'm planning on going spread collar for the shirt...any other recommendations would be appreciated.
     

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