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post #16 of 29
I think I can help here if the morning suit is a strong candidate. http://www.clermontdirect.com/ The only serious faux pas is that the trousers are 45% polyester, and I'd go with one of your own formal shirts (100% cotton) personally. However, it's a good value.
post #17 of 29
Thread Starter 
That's a decent morning suit jovan, but I definitely would not want to buy a MS as my wedding is probably the ONLY time I would wear one in the US. I can justify a DJ as I will be able to use it more than once... I hope.

The only reason that I don't want to wear a suit is because I wear one all the time. I wanted something that would stand out from my normal wear, and I do agree that a proper MS looks quite dashing and is the correct attire for the time of the wedding.

I guess my concerns are what the pictures will look like 50 years from now (if I'm still alive). In the MS, I would be properly dressed for 2 hours (although the most important 2 hours in my life) and then improperly dressed for 5 hours- vice versa for the DJ.

Damn, still don't know what to do!
post #18 of 29
Now, didn't we already talk about relaxing? At any rate, if you're worried about what you'll look like in 50 years, go with the tux. Far more common and likely to remain so. But whichever you wear, just make sure it's a classic cut, is not powder blue or peach, and doesn't have a ruffle-front shirt.

And look at it this way: what are the odds your grandkids will look at your wedding pic, comment on your nice outfit, and then stop and ask, "But wait, grandpa...what time of day was it, man!"
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by Teacher
And look at it this way: what are the odds your grandkids will look at your wedding pic, comment on your nice outfit, and then stop and ask, "But wait, grandpa...what time of day was it, man!"


If they are properly raised, they WILL question (politely of course). And I will tell them that we were poor, and that it takes two generations to groom a gentleman. LOL.
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by Doc Martin

The only reason that I don't want to wear a suit is because I wear one all the time. I wanted something that would stand out from my normal wear, and I do agree that a proper MS looks quite dashing and is the correct attire for the time of the wedding.



Damn, still don't know what to do!

How about splitting the diffrence and wearing a three-piece suit? It will be more formal than a normal busness suit and appropriate for the wedding hour and reception time-and you are guaranteed to get more use out of it, with or without the vest. Maybe this is the time to splurge and go custom so you feel and look exceptional for the biggest day of your life. I am picturing a solid navy or charcoal three-piece, crisp white shirt with French cuffs and a solid silk tie that compliments/ coordinates with the bride or color scheme.
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by Teacher
But whichever you wear, just make sure it's a classic cut, is not powder blue or peach, and doesn't have a ruffle-front shirt.
Man, you trippin'. Jason Biggs rocked dat gig in American Pie!
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels
I am picturing a solid navy or charcoal three-piece, crisp white shirt with French cuffs and a solid silk tie that compliments/ coordinates with the bride or color scheme.
Were you possibly thinking of this?
post #22 of 29
Wow that's terrible. Don't do that.
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Man, you trippin'. Jason Biggs rocked dat gig in American Pie!



Were you possibly thinking of this?



Um, no.
post #24 of 29
Thread Starter 
That suit looks to be a hybrid of a morning suit, a regular 3-piece, and DJ. Maybe it is the monochrome look, but I think that a proper wedding suit should have at least a different color tie.

I am now set on black-tie, even though it won't be exactly proper given the time of day- 1 hour is not that big of a deal.

I've already got the marcella shirt with bib, TALL detachable collar, a proper low-cut 3 button waistcoat, and bespoke bowtie. I've probably spent more money on accessories than buying a cheap tux. But if I had bought the cheap tux, I would have also been stuck with cheap accessories.

Now I'll look like a million bucks under my cheap tux.
post #25 of 29
I would tend to second your choice of going with the tux, although I certainly don't claim any special authority as an arbiter elegantiae. The wedding is going to be fairly late in the afternoon and most of the event will be in the evening. A very large percentage of the population regard the tux as proper wedding attire regardless of the hour of the day (deplorable, I know, but true.) Had the wedding been scheduled for two hours earlier, I would definitely have advised going the morning suit/stroller/lounge suit route.

The notion that the groom should not be differently attired from the guests is a little curious. Nobody, but nobody would dare say that to the bride! Actually, the lounge suit is no doubt the most practical solution, and it bridges the time problem without difficulty, but I have a hunch most brides will find it disappointingly mundane.

I have been married three times, but never in a tux. First and third were in lounge suits. The second was in rented morning attire--that was awful: The temperature was 102, the little church was not air-conditioned and very, very overcrowded, and the service was a long one (included a nuptial mass). I still have the suit I bought for my third wedding, and it's giving good service after almost 12 years. I could say the same about my wife as well.
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by JLibourel
I could say the same about my wife as well.

Third time's the charm, eh?
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4
Third time's the charm, eh?

So far, so good...I guess!
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by Uncaring View Post
Morning coat.

I think he's already married by now.
post #29 of 29
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Morning coat.

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