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  • flatbear
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    just wear a black bowtie...

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  • hornsup84
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    Originally posted by dpark View Post
    Could be pretty nice if you're not escorting a date wearing a burgundy dress. :\

    Unless your date is wearing a black dress, a matching bowtie is going to look a bit cheesy, even if the bowtie would otherwise look nice. I guess you could also just not stand next to your date all night....
    I agree, but sometimes it's out of your hands, so trying to give some reasonable options. Burgundy velvet bowtie would also give him a nice option for holiday black tie events in the future, so wouldn't be a one-and-done.

    I also just noticed that OP said that his wife wasn't in the party, meaning he's potentially part of it. If you're part of the wedding party, I'd assume they want you in a traditional black tie (with black bowtie) to match the rest of the party, so I'd def check with the groom as to their expectations. This also provides you with an excellent reason as to why you can't stray to match your wife's attire. Win-win.

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  • MTH
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    I would be against matching too, unless she really wants to.

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  • dpark
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    Originally posted by hornsup84 View Post
    Depending on how warm/cool it might be, a burgundy velvet bowtie could be pretty baller, add some interest, and appease the matchy-maker to boot.
    Could be pretty nice if you're not escorting a date wearing a burgundy dress. :\

    Unless your date is wearing a black dress, a matching bowtie is going to look a bit cheesy, even if the bowtie would otherwise look nice. I guess you could also just not stand next to your date all night....

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  • hornsup84
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    Depending on how warm/cool it might be, a burgundy velvet bowtie could be pretty baller, add some interest, and appease the matchy-maker to boot.

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  • joekono
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    Hahaha. Thanks for both the clothing advice and MARRIAGE advice!

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  • Alex.C
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    Originally posted by dpark View Post
    Or you can go along with it. Pick your battles.
    Terrific marriage advice.

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  • hockeysc23
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    I could see matching some elements if in a suit but if going black tie don't match with bow tie. That we mentioned comes off as a prom look. If the wedding party doesn't have red in them then you could try a pocket square but personally I'd keep it traditional.

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  • julius12
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    I do that sometimes but with a suit and necktie (not a bowtie), and the tie is never the exact same shade of my wife's dress. I usually prefer a patterned tie with the minor color being the one that matches the dress.

    If you "must" match your wife, maybe a burgundy pocket square, or burgundy-tipped white one would be a better option.

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  • dpark
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    It's cheesy. Don't match your tie to her dress.

    Your cuff links don't need to match your tie. Don't make them hot pink but in general your cuff links don't need to be black just because your tie is. (Generally they'd just be silver or gold depending on your other accessories, though.)

    If she insists on matching, you can point out that it looks like a high school prom. Or you can go along with it. Pick your battles.

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  • joekono
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    Wedding Wear advice

    I am going to a wedding in October that is black-tie optional (which I know it really means Tuxedo). I will be wearing the SS black tux and my wife will be wearing a burgundy gown(she's not in the party). Can I wear a burgundy bow tie with this or would it look to cheesy and just stick with the black bow tie. I'm also assuming that any of the accessories(i.e. cuff links or cummerbund) must match the tie. I for one, don't mind the all black, but you know who(wife) wants to match as much as possible. Thanks for the opionions.
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