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Wedding Ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by itsstillmatt, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Anybody able to provide a lesson on these. I know that black and white glenplaid is always right, but what else can you do? Can you wear a navy and white glenplaid, or are you limited to black, white and silver?
     
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    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Are you asking about when you're wearing a stroller and button boots or with a lounge suit (on the beach)?

    I imagine you could wear whatever. I think the simpler black and white ones tend to look best.
     
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    I'm telling your wife.
     
  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm telling your wife.
    She doesn't talk to people who use paper plates.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The three most classic patterns are (left to right) houndstooth, shepherd's check, and glen plaid:

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    Shepherd's check is, IMO, the ne plus ultra of wedding ties, and my favorite.

    Black/white/silver/gray is the safest and most iconic color palate. But dark blue can substitute for black and is very elegant.

    The one in the center is blue and yellow shepherd's check on a pale silver ground. I like it for spring/summer:

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    The one on the far left is a light navy with a silver plaid. Second from left is a silver/black Macclesfield. Second from right is a classic shepard's check. Far right is a houndstooth.

    Here is a houndstooth with pale blue and dark brown (thank you, AlanC!):

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    Some more Macclesfields:

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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Macclesfield wedding ties are usually black and silver as they are worn with a black jacket and gray trousers as well as those gorgeous black shoes with gray suede uppers.

    I was going to post pics but manton beat me to it.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    as well as those gorgeous black shoes with gray suede uppers.

    I can only dream. [​IMG]

    But I do have black bal boots!
     
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    [​IMG]

    Now, that's a pretty tie. I really can't get myself to wear a black and white one.
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A great wedding tie illustration:

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  10. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I really can't get myself to wear a black and white one.

    What the hell is wrong with you?

    And, of course, you always have the option of black and silver.
     
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    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What the hell is wrong with you?

    And, of course, you always have the option of black and silver.


    It seems too monochromatic, particularly with a dark grey suit and a white shirt. If I were wearing a navy suit, it might be a different story.
     
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    Now, that's a pretty tie. I really can't get myself to wear a black and white one.
    This blue glen check is really nice.

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  13. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^ Indeed. Where from?
     
  14. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I do tend to wear my black/silver ties with blue suits, and my blue/silver ties with gray suits. Not always, but I do like the way it looks.
     
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    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    This blue glen check is really nice.

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    I've seen these in both blue and black from RLPL at the RL shop here in Dallas. I have the black/white one, but not the blue/white one.

    In case you're wondering, no polo pony anywhere in sight.
     
  16. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Is this for the groom, or just any one attending a wedding?
     
  17. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Groom above all.

    Best man and groomsmen next.

    Attendees, nice but not necessary. Personally, I always wear one as an attendee.
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wore an ivory/cream colored woven grenadine-like tie for my wedding. As an attendee, I like the silver Grenadine or Maccesfield look. I have some glenplaids and houndstooth checks but have never thought of wearing them to weddings.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Now, that's a pretty tie.

    I'll trade it for a Rubinacci gift certificate.
     

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