Cocktail: Whether you’re going for plain or patterned, bow ties are the perfect choice for cocktail dress. Many come pre-tied, so you won’t have to spend hours perfecting your technique. Barkers Navy Jacket, $399.99; Navy pants, $199.99, shirt $119.99; bow tie, $29.99; belt $49.99; suede boots, $229.99.
Traditional: Clean and simple are your watchwords here. Finish this look with a pair of cufflinks, and keep your tie in place with a tie bar – you’ll find it stylish and comfortable in an outdoor (read: windy) setting. Barkers shirt, $119.99; tie, $69.99; cufflinks, $49.99; belt, $49.99 shoes, $229.99.
Informal: Work a patterned shirt into your ensemble for colour, texture and a bit of personality. A subtly detailed belt worn with a well-crafted leather shoe will smarten the casual look. Barkers shirt, $119.99; pocket ssquare, $12.90; perforated belt, $59.99; shoes, $229.99.
Outdoor: This suits lightweight fabric makes it a winner for summer weddings, but it will still do the trick if the temperature drops. Add interest with a pocket square; one with a navy accent will tie in with your suit nicely. Berkers shirt, $119.99; wool tie, $89.99; pocket square, $12.90; belt, $49.99; suede boots, $229.99.