1/10 Hermès ties in the company’s signature orange—solids for the groom and father of the bride, stripes for the best man—are the perfect complement to an elegant urban wedding at Four Seasons Hotel Boston.
Photography Zev Fisher
2/10 Instead of identical ties for all the groomsmen, consider an assortment in the same colour but different complementary patterns, like these yellow cotton neckties from Tux and Tulle.
Photography courtesy Tux and Tulle
3/10 A theme tie? We think not. The exception, however, is this oh-so-subtle baseball diamond pattern on a silk tie by Josh Bach. It’s just right for a baseball fan (and, incidentally, fans of emerald green). If you're a fan of this sumptuous shade, visit Colour Craze: Emerald Green.
Photography courtesy Josh Bach
4/10 Yellow and purple look fresh, fun and unexpected in this American-made organic silk tie by Collared Greens.
Photography courtesy Collared Greens
5/10 Vintage ties accented with a silk-screen image of Converse sneakers, a turntable or a funky lowrider bike add up to a one-of-a-kind look from Yves’ Drop Apparel.
Photography courtesy Yves’ Drop Apparel
6/10 A cravat is an unusual accessory just right for a formal or Victorian-themed wedding. This polka-dot cotton poplin version from Made by Peggy is handmade in England.
Photography courtesy Made by Peggy
7/10 Perfectly preppy in pink-and-orange plaid, this ring bearer pillow-and-bow-tie set from The Happy Couple is a sweet addition to your little attendant’s outfit.
Photography courtesy The Happy Couple
8/10 This multi-tasking tie from Swipe Apparel is sure to be a hit as a gift for groomsmen. The tie’s pure silk exterior hides an inner tip of patent-pending microfibre fabric that’s designed to safely remove smudges from gadgets like tablets and smartphones, as well as eyeglasses.
Photography courtesy Swipe Apparel
9/10 A canine bow tie in designer fabric from Bow Wow Couture will have your pooch looking like top dog on your wedding day!
Photography Randy Batista Photography
10/10 Sometimes, a classic black bow tie hits exactly the right note. At this chic and fun wedding at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, the groom wore a traditional black tie and jacket for the wedding and reception . . . and the tie worked just as well with the pale pink jacket he chose for the after-party that lasted ’til dawn!
Photography Gun Photography, Pattanasak Rattanasiwanok
Available in a rainbow of colours and just about every pattern you could wish for, ties give the occasion the right mix of polish and personality. Here are some of our favourite picks for bow ties, neckties and even cravats!