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post #16 of 21
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All you choices sound good - I think you know what you're doing. I second the suggestion of a buff or pale grey waistcoat rather than heather grey though (and a matching one for the evening if your budget stretches) - I also like the sound of it having a shawl collar. I have just one query - why are you going for tropical weight wool when it's a winter wedding? The good thing about winter is the opportunity to wear proper cloth again!

The more I think about it, the contrast from a light grey (or buff) vest would look better. Thanks for the tips, all.

I guess my rationale for tropical weight wool is that I can wear the suit again year-round. I wouldn't be opposed to doing a tweed or a flannel, but where I live I wouldn't be able to wear them 4-5 months out of the year. Also, I thought flannel or tweed would be a less formal cloth for a ceremony. May I ask what type of clothing you would suggest?
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The more I think about it, the contrast from a light grey (or buff) vest would look better. Thanks for the tips, all.

I guess my rationale for tropical weight wool is that I can wear the suit again year-round. I wouldn't be opposed to doing a tweed or a flannel, but where I live I wouldn't be able to wear them 4-5 months out of the year. Also, I thought flannel or tweed would be a less formal cloth for a ceremony. May I ask what type of clothing you would suggest?

You're right that flannel or tweed would be not formal enough. But that doesn't mean you need to wear tropical weight either. A mid-weight worsted cloth would be your best bet. A plain weave, mini-herringbone or twill (even twill, not gabardine) would be best.
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The more I think about it, the contrast from a light grey (or buff) vest would look better. Thanks for the tips, all.

I guess my rationale for tropical weight wool is that I can wear the suit again year-round. I wouldn't be opposed to doing a tweed or a flannel, but where I live I wouldn't be able to wear them 4-5 months out of the year. Also, I thought flannel or tweed would be a less formal cloth for a ceremony. May I ask what type of clothing you would suggest?
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You're right that flannel or tweed would be not formal enough. But that doesn't mean you need to wear tropical weight either. A mid-weight worsted cloth would be your best bet. A plain weave, mini-herringbone or twill (even twill, not gabardine) would be best.

I've seen grooms in both flannel and tweed - but those were both fairly informal country weddings. If yours is a more formal affair, then like Matt S suggests, a mid-weight worsted would do the job. It just hangs a bit better than the really light-weight stuff. I got married in an 11oz dove grey worsted in high summer, fwiw.
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You're right that flannel or tweed would be not formal enough. But that doesn't mean you need to wear tropical weight either. A mid-weight worsted cloth would be your best bet. A plain weave, mini-herringbone or twill (even twill, not gabardine) would be best.

Thanks for this info. Will be helpful. I do like the mini-herringbone weaves.
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I am not committed to having lapels on the DB vest.

If the vest is double-breasted, then it must have lapels.
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Regarding peaked lapels. I know the trend for notch lapels is narrow, but peaked are usually wider. Any suggestion on how wide a peaked lapel should be to ensure the peak is prominent and doesn't get "lost."

Forget what the 'trend' is, a moderate-width lapel will always look good, whether peak or notch. And excessively narrow lapels looks silly, regardless or type.
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If the vest is double-breasted, then it must have lapels.



Forget what the 'trend' is, a moderate-width lapel will always look good, whether peak or notch. And excessively narrow lapels looks silly, regardless or type.

What measurements should I request for a peaked lapel?
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