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Ceremonial ties, how to match them with the groom’s suit

For the wedding day, immediately after choosing the right suit, you will have to think about the male accessory par excellence: the tie. Ceremonial ties must be chosen with care and attention: how to combine them with the groom’s suit?

Answering this question correctly means creating the right balance of the perfect look of the future groom.

We are ready to give you useful advice on size, fabric and color matching to help you choose ‘your’ groom tie.


Ceremonial ties: size suitable for the groom’s suit

Every detail of the tie, from the color to the fabric and the knot, is important but the size is essential. The rule states that it must never exceed 9 cm in width or go beyond the belt in terms of length.The size of the tie must be assessed not only on the basis of the height but also on the physique, the suit, the type of look.For example, a tall and filiform man should wear a thin and long tie (slim) while who has a robust build should focus on a classic tie.Out-of-date romantics can get away with the bow tie, suitable for any height and build. The bow tie remains a very elegant solution, possibly to be combined with a dark and sober dress.The slim tie, narrower than the classic, is increasingly used (especially by the younger ones). It is suitable for casual, unconventional, anything but traditional ceremonies.The groom who has booked a tight can match it with a plastron, a large tie to tie around the neck and then stop it with a pin.

Color advice

If you have already decided to wear a tuxedo, you will not have to think about it too much: the black tie will be strictly combined with the black tie. In all other cases, the rule is a light tie with a dark suit or, on the contrary, a dark tie with a light suit. Are you an eccentric type? Nobody forbids you to wear a yellow bow tie with a burgundy dress. Typically, you opt for the light ceremony tie for spring or summer weddings.

Which fabric to choose

The precious silk is the best fabric for the ceremony and wedding tie: the type of processing can give it different styles.It is not enough to choose a quality or soft fabric to make a flawless knot. The trick is to sew the backing in the right way. Depending on the fabric with which the tie is made, a support in cotton or wool will be chosen. Attention to the dimensions of the support: if it is too tight in proportion to the external fabric, it risks slipping away, while if it is too large, unpleasant folds may appear.

Formal ties for the groom: the knot

Paradoxically, the variety of knots is greater than the tie models. There are up to 85 possible node types. You can choose the knot you want among those listed below, but try to follow an important rule: an elegant knot is very tight and close to the neck.For your wedding, you can choose between these types of knot:

  • Four-in-hand, the simplest and most used solution, to be performed in four steps;
  • Italian style, not perfectly centered;
  • Onassis, the knot that creases the tie less. You must use tweezers to make this knot otherwise it will remain loose;
  • Atlantic for a vintage outfit;
  • Windsor, the most complex, which requires eight passes. To simplify your life, you can choose the simplest version known as half-Windsor to be performed in 6 steps,
  • St. Andrew in seven steps, which makes the tie slightly protrude from the neck before resting on the chest;
  • Balthus, the largest node that requires nine steps, created by the homonymous surrealist painter of the 1900s.