Originally Posted by MrDaniels
No sir, I think his marriage is going to crumble and he will potentially be a miserable father due to the fact that he is so self-centered he would wait until (as he put it) more than a year since wedding plans were announced and less than two months until the wedding to ask the opinions of total strangers as to what he should wear to the big event after ignoring the wishes and concerns of his fiancee and her female relatives that have been planning the big day.
Even some of the best-dressed men on this forum (and I in no way consider myself to be even close to being one of them in my "Mall Suits" as Lysol put it [just curious...is the Oxxford Store on 57th and 5th and Brooks Bros. on Madison where most of my suits are purchased and tailored part of a "mall?"]) may find themselves invited to participate in a wedding party and be asked to wear a rental tux that might not be up to their standards of dress, but most gentlemen would just suck it up out of a sense of being a good sport and keeping the bride happy-and this guy clearly is not a Suit Perfectionist, sounds like he doesn't wear them with any regularity, probably owns ONE if he has one at all, is having some Steve McQueen fantasy and is planning to have a bunch of mismatched men opposite coordinated bridesmaids out of some deep need to be "different." And yes there are some lousy "prom" rental tuxes out there with notch lapels, just like there are Pimp suits in crappy stores-it doesn't mean you have to wear them. A smart shopper knows where to find an above-average suit and also should be able to find above-the-grade formalwear for hire.
(Paging Dr. Phil...emergency in Philadelphia)
listen friend, i don't understand why this has upset you so. not only have you gone from starting this fight with whirlwind assumptions but you've seemed to work even more into your head as it's progressed. i assure you that i'm just peaches with everyone concerned and the irony that you have called me self-centered in a thread that you have made entirely about yourself is duly noted. my girlfriend read this entire thread over breakfast this morning and found your adolescent diatribes entirely amusing (she also muttered the word "liar" between bites of cherrios after your thrilling tales of park avenue weddings for trust fund brats, but hey that's her not me, i'm sure you have lots of great friends). if you think i am the only gentleman who has waited two months before their wedding to pick their attire and requested the opinion of a forum entitled "style forum" for suggestions and etiquette, for better or worse, you're mistaken. in fact, right here (http://styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=17096
) is a link to you telling a fellow he can get a nice 3 piece suit for his wedding at jos.a bank. apparently you didn't find his "deep need to be different" so offensive.
i believe from the beginning i made it very clear that a "Suit Perfectionist" (very classy making this a proper noun, by the way) i am not. does that somehow imply that i do not dress with style and that i would not want to continue to dress with style on my wedding day and that i don't particularly find a tuxedo to be my style? i'm glad you interpretted my joke to my fiancee about dressing like steve mcqueen as a teenage fantasy to actually be steve mcqueen through his dress, dr. freud. it'll make it easier to announce that i'm also going to roll a GT through the reception hall afterwards.
"A smart shopper knows where to find an above-average suit."
well, here's you asking where to find any 3-piece suit in manhattan of all places: http://styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=15000
. was your smart shopper radar not working that week?
as for buying your suits at brooks brothers "on madison," don't split hairs. there's a k-mart on west 34th. it doesn't make it any less of a k-mart. not to compare the two but please don't be naive to the fact that there are brooks brothers clothiers littered throughout malls and factory outlets across america. i'm not going to criticize their clothes or people who enjoy them, i couldn't care less, merely just stating the fact that it doesn't really give you much of a leg to stand on if you're going to criticize someone else's style of dress when the best you're bringing to the table is mass produced clothing that every tom, dick and harry has access to. i think you're trying very hard to work your way into a club that you're not entirely ready for. your "let's get him guys, he's obviously not a Suit Perfectionist" rally cry has been ignored by some of the most fashionable people on this forum who have been nothing but courteous and helpful.
again, i would just like to ask of you, as the gentleman that you clearly are, to take your medication or whatever it is that you do to calm yourself down and simply click on another thread to read.