Wedding Tips

Staying in Style

Determine your personal aesthetic using the ABC’s of Style.

Adventurous – you have a passion for fashion and a lover of color and prints 
Bond, as in James Bond – a taste for the finer things, including plush fabrics and luxurious details
Classic – a preference for tradition with a conservative taste, but modern

Know your limits, play within it: 

There are so many fashion do’s and don’ts that it can be intimidating when trying to figure out what to wear to that special occasion. It’s ok if you generally gravitate towards neutrals like Black, Grey, and Navy.  In fact, classic doesn’t have to mean boring.  

Instead, play with textile texture like velvet or brocade in those colors if you want something different, but still feels familiar. But if you are feeling a little more adventurous, perhaps look for a subtle print in a neutral color palette, i.e. grey and navy floral to add some more visual interest. For all the classic gents out there, jewel tones are your best friend.

Size Matters:

  • Your height and build is important when it comes to choosing your tie or bow tie because proportion is key. If you have a long torso or just a tall individual, you will want to add a few extra inches to your tie so that it sits nicely at the belt line. Or if you are broad and larger in stature, you may want to consider a larger style bow tie instead of the traditional butterfly shape. This is the beauty of going custom – you can make the necessary adjustments and changes to fit your body type best. 
  • Take into consideration that there is much less real estate on a bow tie than there is on a tie so when it comes to choosing a fabric, be mindful of the print size. Smaller prints often work better for bow ties because you are able to see the finer details.  

Know your limits, play within it: 

  • There are so many fashion do’s and don’ts that it can be intimidating when trying to figure out what to wear to that special occasion. It’s ok if you generally gravitate towards neutrals like Black, Grey, and Navy.  In fact, classic doesn’t have to mean boring.  
  • Instead, play with textile texture like velvet or brocade in those colors if you want something different, but still feels familiar. But if you are feeling a little more adventurous, perhaps look for a subtle print in a neutral color palette, i.e. grey and navy floral to add some more visual interest. For all the classic gents out there, jewel tones are your best friend.
Staying in Style
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TYTAN is a men’s accessories company that specializes in bespoke and limited edition ties and bow ties, which are proudly designed and handcrafted in Toronto.  They work around their four pillars of design:

HERITAGE – taking inspiration from the past, present & future.
CURIOSITY – exploring with texture, shape & fabrication.
REINVENTION – pushing our creative boundaries.
CRAFTSMANSHIP – tailoring to perfection

In addition, as part of their ongoing efforts to be more environmentally conscious and reducing waste, their Reclaimed Program encourages clients to upcycle gently loved items and textiles [such as special pieces from a loved one] to create a truly unique, one-of-a-kind custom piece, which is a beautiful way to start or carry on a family heirloom. 

TYTAN has had the honor of accessorizing some amazing Canadian talent including; Paul Sun-Hyung Lee of Kim’s Convenience, Jacob Tierney of Letterkenny, Ronnie Rowe Jr. of Star Trek: Discovery/Black Cop, Kevin Hanchard of Orphan Black and Jake Gold,  manager of The Tragically Hip. They have also designed for Acura Canada, Ryerson University and the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth.

Their work has been featured in numerous publications including Toronto Life, Today’s Bride, and The Bridal Affair magazine.  At TYTAN, small details make for big impact.  

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