What is a wedding tie? Or, rather, a wedding appropriate tie? Nothing but the most formal of four in hands, appropriate with semi-formal day wear (the short black jacket, buff waistcoat and gray patterned trouser).
Wedding ties have historically tended to be black or silver to harmonize with that black jacket, but contemporary patterns may be blue and even other colors for wear with a suit. Said suit, of course, will not be black - those are for burials.
Wedding tie patterns are in the style of Macclesfield, an early English tie-making center known for its necktie discretion. I believe it accurate to say that all wedding ties are Macclesfields though not all Macclesfields are wedding ties.
Every necktie-wearing man should own a wedding tie or two.
Photos: Drakes London