Wednesday, October 19, 2011

About the groom: tie the knot

The tie is not just a detail, is the symbol of groom’s style! There are strict rules to follow to be elegant and perfect in every detailFor example, the choice of the model, the color and the fabric are closely linked to the type of suit and the timing of the ceremony.
For a morning ceremony, with a traditional outfit, such as tight, a plastron tie (or cravat) is most likely required, silk jacquard, ivory or gray. The plastron is knotted simply superimposing the two ends, one step from the outside, to create a puff stopped by a pin (tie clip) perhaps embellished with a pearl. 

If you prefer an half-tight or a three-pieces suit, you can opt for a classic tie, formal and elegant, in shades of gray or ivory, appropriate for a grey or blue suit. Bright colors such as yellow, pink or turquoise are reserved to grooms..who dare. 

Don’t forget to take into account the color scheme chosen for the wedding, the bouquet, the boutonnieres and the decorations: the tie color (and even socks) shall match the ensemble.

About the knot 

If the fabric of the tie is heavy, the node is certainly more appropriate if simple (small) or, alternatively, a simple double knot (four in hand). If the tie is thinner, than you may want to go for the classic (Windsor) knot in the shape of an equilateral triangle. 


A brief aesthetic note: the visual impact of the plastron is to 'expand' your face, therefore it is suitable for the groom with a thin face and prominent cheekbones, while a tie tends to 'stretch' and is more appropriate to the groom with round face. 
Small
Four in hand
Windsor
For more information about tie knots.
Alternatively, you can opt for a bow-tie; originally conceived for tuxedos and evening suits, now is the modern protagonist  for more types of dresses, it might be an elegant option for a sophisticated wedding. 

In case you need some tips on how to tie a bow-tie

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, it is applied, I have learned a lot.

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