I couldn’t quite decide what to wear to my sister’s wedding (which, if I haven’t already mentioned, I’m MCing) so I brought a few options with me to Christchurch. My mum kindly snapped away patiently through multiple tie changes, but the black suit and cream shirt (both by Crane Brothers) stay the same throughout. All feedback is good feedback so comment away! I’ll tell you which one is my favourite though if you read on.
I bought this Costume National spotted tie to wear for my best friend’s wedding last year, I was the best man. It served me well at the time, but I think I can do better…
This tiny bow tie is awesome, and it was my Mum’s favourite of all the options. Jordan gave it to me for Christmas last year, she got it at a second hand store in Paris. I think it’s cool and quirky and fun but a bit too informal for a wedding. I could be wrong though.
I bought this 100% silk knitted tie at J Crew’s Soho store in New York last year. Sometimes I go 10 days at a time where I’ll wear it everyday. I love it, but I don’t think it’s right for this occasion. A quick jaunt around the harbour, yes. A wedding, no.
This is my second favourite bow tie (after the little one above), but it has a special place in my heart because it’s the one I learnt how to tie a bow tie on. I like the pattern, but I think it’s a bit more collegiate than wedding. Weddings are a special occasion. They require a special tie.
Which leads me to the newest addition to my neckwear wardrobe. My friend Rufus from Little Brother Richmond Road called me up on Sunday to tell me he had a shipment of Costume National ties in, that they were cheap, and amazing. I drove down straight away and the moment I saw this one wedding bells started ringing. So this is my first choice for the big day. The silver/gold streaks are just so damn festive.
My mum expressly forbade me from wearing a sweater to the wedding.
And these, just in case you were wondering, are my trusty black leather shoes. I bought them second hand in Toronto three years ago, they were $45, and get this: they’re 100% Kangaroo leather!
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