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    Groomsmen ties

    Hi guys,

    Time to decide on ties for the wedding and I need your help. The bridesmaids are all dressed in black (despite my suggestion that it might look like a funeral - luckily they have colourful flowers). My groomsmen will be in mid-grey suits, white shirts and black shoes. To go with all this I'm thinking these for the 4 groomsmen:

    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page....Submit%2Ey%3D0
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page....Submit%2Ey%3D0
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page....Submit%2Ey%3D0
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page....Submit%2Ey%3D0

    My suit will be a different shade of grey and I was thinking either of these:

    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page....ionValueIds=14
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page....ionValueIds=14

    Thoughts? Criticisms?

    Cheers

    #2
    Bridesmaids in my wedding all wore black as well and pictures turned out incredibly well. I personally think its a very classic combination that stands the test of time. With that in mind I would avoid going with "skinny" ties for a formal wedding party. Based on the info you noted, I like this one:

    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page....ptionValueIds=
    My cocktail videos >

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      #3
      I like the the 3rd one you linked, however, it does sound like you run the risk of having a kind of dreary looking weeking. I was recently at a wedding in which the groomsmen ties were in the same color family as the bridesmaids flowers and it ended up looking really good. Perhaps you could consider that

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        #4
        A glen plaid or shepherd's check would be more traditional and more appropriate IMO. Something like either of these:
        https://www.kentwang.com/ties/glen-plaid.html
        http://www.kentwang.com/ties/shepherds-check.html

        A silver or gray grenadine isn't a bad idea either, but I wouldn't get the "grenafaux" from Tie Bar. Their ties are great for the price but I've seen a couple of negative reviews of their fake grenadine. If you want a real grenadine at a great price, check out Paul Winston of Winston Tailors in NYC at http://www.grenadineties.com/ (http://www.chipp2.com/ is his other site) They are handmade in NYC for $47.50 + $7.50 shipping.

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          #5
          I like the shepard's check, less black is better. What about bow ties

          You can colour it up a bit too with different colour pocket squares as well

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            #6
            Can't say I've ever heard of black bridesmaid dresses before. What was the motivation behind that one? They won't even have color ribbons around the waist?

            As for ties,

            I would go solid black but I like the 3rd choice out of what you provided.

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              #7
              A black grenadine tie is a staple in a man's wardrobe. It's a classic tie, and you would be able to use it for the rest of your life. That would be my suggestion.

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                #8
                Originally posted by bruschetta View Post
                A black grenadine tie is a staple in a man's wardrobe. It's a classic tie, and you would be able to use it for the rest of your life. That would be my suggestion.
                I actually suddenly needed one last weekend. I had called Paul Winston but they were out of black, that's how I knew his pricing off the top of my head. I didn't have time to deal with shipping so I just went to Paul Stuart while I was in midtown and got this one:
                http://www.paulstuart.com/product_in...SUBPRODCATID=0
                A little pricey, but really nice and handmade in NYC.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by JGL View Post
                  Can't say I've ever heard of black bridesmaid dresses before. What was the motivation behind that one? They won't even have color ribbons around the waist?
                  I officiated a wedding at which all of the bridesmaids wore black dresses and it looked great. The motivation was, I think, that with certain parameters set forth by the bride (re. length, sleeves, etc.) the bridesmaids could pick out dresses that suited them specifically and that they would wear again. Let's be honest, women in flattering black dresses are a hell of a lot nicer to look at than women in typical bridesmaid getups. And as you point out, additional coordination can be achieved via flowers (on corsages and in the hair, most likely), accessories and the like.

                  Then again, I'm pretty happy to give a lot of wedding traditions the finger, so maybe my opinion isn't that helpful.

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                    #10
                    That's funny Shomas, when I read "The bridesmaids are all dressed in black "

                    I was like DAMN! I want to go to that wedding!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Fred G. Unn View Post
                      I actually suddenly needed one last weekend. I had called Paul Winston but they were out of black, that's how I knew his pricing off the top of my head. I didn't have time to deal with shipping so I just went to Paul Stuart while I was in midtown and got this one:
                      http://www.paulstuart.com/product_in...SUBPRODCATID=0
                      A little pricey, but really nice and handmade in NYC.
                      Fred, I want one, but the shipping cost to the UK would be almost as much as the tie itself. C'est la vie.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by bruschetta View Post
                        the shipping cost to the UK would be almost as much as the tie itself.
                        Plus you have Drakes in the UK! I'm usually griping about the shipping from there to here. (Drake's sale is still on BTW: http://www.drakes-london.com/sale) One of my all-time favorite brands. OP, I have a Drake's shepherd's check that I got for a steal at NM Last Call. Not all of them carry Drake's and the other mainline Bergdorf stuff but if yours does, you might find a great wedding tie there. Not gonna have enough of one pattern for the groomsmen though.

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                          #13
                          Out of the ones you picked I would certainly pick the more bold stripes. I think that at a weeding there are a lot of group pictures and things where thinner stripes or dots might not be lost.

                          IMHO though, your groomsmen are going to look quite dull (sharp, but dull). Why not match the ties to the color of the ladies' flowers? Another idea could be to get different ties within the same color scheme.

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                            #14
                            fitting because you're basically attending your funeral amirite?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Shomas View Post
                              I officiated a wedding at which all of the bridesmaids wore black dresses and it looked great. The motivation was, I think, that with certain parameters set forth by the bride (re. length, sleeves, etc.) the bridesmaids could pick out dresses that suited them specifically and that they would wear again. Let's be honest, women in flattering black dresses are a hell of a lot nicer to look at than women in typical bridesmaid getups. And as you point out, additional coordination can be achieved via flowers (on corsages and in the hair, most likely), accessories and the like.

                              Then again, I'm pretty happy to give a lot of wedding traditions the finger, so maybe my opinion isn't that helpful.
                              Reusable dresses is always a good idea. I'm just recalling all the times I mentioned, in jest, black dresses to ladies planning a wedding and received the look of death in return lol.

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