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post #16 of 46
Jeff is the merchant DBA Wizard of Aahs. He sells a number of brand names. I am sure he could send you a swatch.

The Foof has a good point though. Why not just get everyone to wear solid navy suits. That way, those who like a Trad look could get 3 button jackets with flat front trousers. Others could get peak lapels or waistcoats or two button center vent American cuts. If everyone bought the same dark color, you would have a uniform look and everyone would have something they liked. If you were to add, say, a solid silver tie, white shirt and white pocket square, I think your bride would be pleased with how everyone goes together.
post #17 of 46
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Ever watch my big fat greek wedding?...mine is something like that...ive got 500 people coming...about 300 of them are parents friends, i couldn't tell you who they are...trust me they'll notice it not matching...trust me...i like the esuit option..i'll check it out...i know brides and grooms don't have to match, but if that were the case, i'd be wearing sandals and a shorts, but i can't, but you do make a point though, but i've been in no less than 15 weddings in the past 2.5years...they all matched...what can i say?
post #18 of 46
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. . . i've been in no less than 15 weddings in the past 2.5years...they all matched...what can i say?

Common doesn't mean good or right.
post #19 of 46
I can understand why bridesmaides wear matching dresses, but the idea of matching suits for men is, as has been said, quite horrible....Having said that, I limited myself to the ridiculous austerity of 1 best man, so what do I know?
post #20 of 46
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Common doesn't mean good or right.

This is very, very true.
post #21 of 46
This is one of the reasons I convinced my young bride that we had to get married "right now" & whisked her down to city hall in Brooklyn. We stopped for gyros outside afterward
post #22 of 46
Why not just rent?

Why bother with all this hassle ... you gotta remember, that you're forcing them to buy the suit, so regardless of whether they even like it, you're putting people out of a few hundred bucks, not to mention the cost of travel and lodging and wedding gift.
post #23 of 46
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Why not just rent?

Why bother with all this hassle ... you gotta remember, that you're forcing them to buy the suit, so regardless of whether they even like it, you're putting people out of a few hundred bucks, not to mention the cost of travel and lodging and wedding gift.

You want them to rent suits? That's worse than asking them to buy cheap ones, if you ask me.
post #24 of 46
I'd like to emphasise what Mafoofan said, but in a less diplomatic way: groomsmen with identical suits are tacky. They're probably even tackier than a groom in a tuxedo. It's the sort of American thing Europeans love to laugh at.
post #25 of 46
I know this is out of place in SF but why not try and hit up a department store? Usually you can get a suit easily for under $200 and alot of the time they can get all kinds of sizes in a particular pattern or color. They're only going to be wearing the suits once so why not?
post #26 of 46
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I'd like to emphasise what Mafoofan said, but in a less diplomatic way: groomsmen with identical suits are tacky. They're probably even tackier than a groom in a tuxedo. It's the sort of American thing Europeans love to laugh at.

I was being diplomatic? Sometimes I shock myself.
post #27 of 46
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I'd like to emphasise what Mafoofan said, but in a less diplomatic way: groomsmen with identical suits are tacky. They're probably even tackier than a groom in a tuxedo. It's the sort of American thing Europeans love to laugh at.

Europeans and the few of us on SF. Thus, it makes it normal course for American weddings, and therefore, not perceived as tacky.
post #28 of 46
No advice about the suits (other than that they should have a lounge suit each, right? And they're not such a bad choice) - but hit CTRL + '+' a few times when you forget your glasses. Or CTRL and then the scroll wheel on your mouse.
post #29 of 46
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Europeans and the few of us on SF. Thus, it makes it normal course for American weddings, and therefore, not perceived as tacky.

Well, are we interested in what is tacky or in what is perceived as such? Unless, of course, you think that esse est percipi
post #30 of 46
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How the heck did you wind up with eight groomsmen? Did your fiancee 'need' to have eight bridesmaids and then demand that you match numbers?

Anyway, if you're going to buy everyone a suit, don't pick the exact same thing for everyone. Ideally, each guy would man up and have his own suit ready to go. If not, I'd consider each suit an individual gift to each groomsmen and specifically aim to not have them wind up looking like clones.
I think this is good advice.
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