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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by Rick's Tailoring View Post
I may be the only one who thinks this, but wear a tux. Yes a nice one is expensive, but you should be able to find something in the 500-600 range. Its your wedding not a job interview, and its in the evening. I would be more flexible if it was day time, but a formal evening event, that you are basically the host of, you should be in a tux. just my 2 cents

I think you have a valid point, but as the bride is not going formal a dressed-up suit is a good match. If he were to wear a blue blazer with gold buttons, cream pants and a repp tie I would be concerned.
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post
I think you have a valid point, but as the bride is not going formal a dressed-up suit is a good match. If he were to wear a blue blazer with gold buttons, cream pants and a repp tie I would be concerned.
Hmm, I'm not sure whether or not I described the bride's dress accurately since all I said was "very nice but not a ballgown". I considered it not fully formal because of the shoulders and lack of veil (and because my bride was happy for me to not wear a tuxedo), but maybe I'm wrong... I've been told that this is similar to what she will be wearing: http://theringbearer.ca/images/article/se_jasmine_a.jpg . To me, this is fairly formal, and a nice dress, but not wedding formal enough to necessarily require a tuxedo. Does this change things, or is this about what people had in mind when I was told a nice suit would be appropriate?
post #18 of 28
there is a website called theknot.com. They have a lot of wedding photos in different situations. They show good examples of what people wear. I think it is helpful.

That being said, if you aren't going for a tux, it is hard to beat a classic navy suit with a simple/subtle stripe. Wear a white french cuff shirt, a wedding tie (do a search for examples) and white linen pocket square. You will look great and your photos ten years from now won't look dated (unless you have funny 2010 mustache, that is )
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by travis157 View Post
Hmm, I'm not sure whether or not I described the bride's dress accurately since all I said was "very nice but not a ballgown". I considered it not fully formal because of the shoulders and lack of veil (and because my bride was happy for me to not wear a tuxedo), but maybe I'm wrong...

I've been told that this is similar to what she will be wearing: http://theringbearer.ca/images/article/se_jasmine_a.jpg . To me, this is fairly formal, and a nice dress, but not wedding formal enough to necessarily require a tuxedo. Does this change things, or is this about what people had in mind when I was told a nice suit would be appropriate?
A three piece with peak lapels should do the trick, especially if it makes her happy. Better that than some of the wedding wear atrocities a lot of men wear nowadays.





(questionable tux stylings provided by our friends at the Men's Wearhouse)
post #20 of 28
^^^^^just to stress, these are not the looks i was thinking of. much cleaner and simpler, think single button, peaked lapel, bow tie, NO hideous satin vest.
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by Rick's Tailoring View Post
^^^^^just to stress, these are not the looks i was thinking of. much cleaner and simpler, think single button, peaked lapel, bow tie, NO hideous satin vest.
Oh, I know...I was just saying that considering the crap a lot of guys wear nowadays he doesn't have to stress not wearing a tux! I usually would stress/ recommend wearing a tux if the guy was just going to wear an everyday business suit.
post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 
Not to keep reviving this thread, but what about just a 2-piece suit instead of the 3-piece for my wedding? After trying some on, I'm not sure a vest looks great on me. It could be that I just haven't found the right one yet, or need to get it tailored to me before I like it.

I've found a nice two-piece dark navy suit that I think could look really good especially when tailored, but I may be making it too informal.
post #23 of 28
A dinner coat with matching trousers (a tux) is definitely appropriate.
Its color is midnight blue.

Today, a suit is not out of the question.
Its color is charcoal or dark grey.

A vest gives you more options.
If you like, you can wear it for the wedding.
You don't have to wear it later on.
post #24 of 28
There are some Polo & RLPL tuxes on ebay right now on the cheap. another option. Plus it's something you can keep and pass on to your son for his prom
post #25 of 28
First off, congrats on the upcoming nuptials. I'm in a similar position and encountering the same dilemma. I'm getting married next May and starting to look for what I'm going to wear. Rental tuxes are awful. Ugly jacket paired with Hammer pants. I've looked into buying a tux. I checked Brooks Brothers earlier this week, for instance, as well as a couple other places, but I haven't found anything I like. Tuxedos generally seem outdated to me. Or at least the ones in my price range do.

Personally, the more wedding photos I see the more I lean toward a suit. A friend recently married in a charcoal 2-piece and I thought he looked great. My bride would like to see me in a 3-piece, and I'd be happy to oblige her but finding one off the rack is proving difficult. Just out of curiosity, what are people's thoughts on wearing a bow-tie with a suit? Would it have to be a black suit and black bow-tie in that case (think evening wedding)? Would that just look like you're trying to imitate a tux? Or would it work if you have a very polished shirt, e.g. french cuffs, hidden placket? I'm not good at visualizing what things will look like until I see them, so I'm having a tough time figuring out what would work.
post #26 of 28
Tux gets my vote.
post #27 of 28
navy db and most of the things that other poster wore minus the vest of course.
post #28 of 28
Jos A Bank has buy 1 get 2 free sale right now, but in four days when it's over the next sale will start (there is always a sale). The tux's will likely be 40-60% off I bought a tux for the reception of my wedding from JaB for about $250 this way, I planned long ahead and just waiting for them to go 60% off. I know that JaB suits are not SF approved, but it was the bestI could afford. I wear a 48R, not so ppular a size so none showed up on B&S or eBay, but if your a more normal size they might pop up there too.
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