A guest post today from the amazing Swagger and Swoon, stockists of beautiful fashion and clothing accessories.
Dressing the Groom – To Tie or Cravat?
The groom’s main job in wedding preparations is usually to dress himself, his best man and possibly the ushers. You’d think this was simple enough, but apart from what suit to wear, many men find themselves having to make decisions on articles of clothing they’ve never even heard of, let alone worn! One item in particular is the cravat, a tie-like accessory often seen in black and white photos from days gone by, but still traditionally popular on one day of the year – your wedding day.
Fortunately wedding cravats these days are often pre-tied and ready to go, needing only to be clipped on round the neck and maybe completed with a cravat pin if you really want to look the picture. The more modern scrunchie cravat, which resembles a tie knot of sorts at the top, is slightly more popular than its cousin, the traditional tailed cravat, which consists of two flaps of material that fold over and are held together with a cravat pin.
An alternative is to go for a regular neck tie, which is usually not only cheaper, but also has the advantage of being available in far more colours and designs than the cravat. A tie also has the added bonus of being multi-purpose – you don’t see many office colleagues sporting a scrunchie cravat to work, but a pale blue silk tie fits in any occasion. Even if you opt for the popular patterned wedding ties (usually sporting a faint rose weave), you’ll only be looking that much smarter when you team it up with a regular suit.
For more information and help choosing your groom’s accessories, please visit Swagger & Swoon at www.swaggerandswoon.com