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post #46 of 59

got a question for Thread Starter -

 

you're wearing a Navy BB suit - assuming your groomsmen are not wearing the same suits? what are they wearing?

 

I ask because I am in the same situation - I am getting married July 14th in Asheville, NC and want to know if i can wear a suit and have them wear something different?

post #47 of 59
Thread Starter 

I have two groomsmen and they are wearing navy suits.  The only difference maybe the color of the ties and shirts.  My fiancee is thinking a sage green for her bridesmaids.  So she wants the groomsmen in a mint green shirt with a sage tie.  I am on the fence about that since I haven't seen it yet.  It may look better with a gray or khaki shirt and a sage tie. Plus it forces me to be neutral, I wanted to wear a white shirt with a nice colorful tie.  I may make them neutral and wear a mint tie with white shirt.  It's still not thought out yet.  But we are all wearing navy suits. laugh.gif

post #48 of 59

by the way .. I am also an architect and on this site to find the perfect attire for my wedding as well as a redesign of my daily attire and outlook on style! ... oh the synergy.

post #49 of 59
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Originally Posted by irgator04 View Post




 
I did double check my chest size.  I am between 42"-43".  I have found that most OTR 44R fit me well.



Perhaps. I'm just a little skeptical as we had another poster who was claiming the same thing (going up a size larger and longer "fit him well"). When he actually posted fit pics, it did confirmed that he was mixing fit and feel of his regular clothes with his suits ie, it was really was too big. That being said, if you're happy with the way 44R fits on you, then go for it.
post #50 of 59

are you planning on matching the Navy colors? will that be difficult depnding on gloss/color/thread?

 

i was planning on having my groomsmen in darker grey, but not charcoal, and me being in a lighter grey suit.  that way im a bit distinguished from them and keep the synergy of bride in light compared with bridesmaids.  havent seen it in any publications so it might be a faux pas and not work as I am envisioning it. 

 

I am also an architect. well in IDP at the moment...

post #51 of 59
Thread Starter 
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Perhaps. I'm just a little skeptical as we had another poster who was claiming the same thing (going up a size larger and longer "fit him well"). When he actually posted fit pics, it did confirmed that he was mixing fit and feel of his regular clothes with his suits ie, it was really was too big. That being said, if you're happy with the way 44R fits on you, then go for it.


I went into to brooks brothers and they said the 44R fit my broad shoulders and back well.  I also tried on a 44R Samuelsohn at Nordstrom and they were surprised that OTR 44R fit me so well. 
 

 

post #52 of 59
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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post

are you planning on matching the Navy colors? will that be difficult depnding on gloss/color/thread?

 

i was planning on having my groomsmen in darker grey, but not charcoal, and me being in a lighter grey suit.  that way im a bit distinguished from them and keep the synergy of bride in light compared with bridesmaids.  havent seen it in any publications so it might be a faux pas and not work as I am envisioning it. 

 

I am also an architect. well in IDP at the moment...



I have passed 3 out of 7 exams.  I would like to knock out the rest this year, but I have to help with the wedding planning. 

 

Your idea sounds good, I think I started out that way, but worried at how the light gray suit would come out in pictures.

 

I know matching the navy suit with theirs is going to be difficult.  Once I find my suit I may have my groomsmen buy matching navy suits that aren't as nice as mine so I stand out.  They don't need to look as sharp. lol

 

Is your fiancee shocked at how opinionated you are with the wedding attire and the arrangements?  Most guys take a back seat and let the women take care of it all down to what they wear.  Like I said before architects like to look good.  bigstar[1].gif

 

post #53 of 59
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Originally Posted by irgator04 View Post



I have passed 3 out of 7 exams.  I would like to knock out the rest this year, but I have to help with the wedding planning. 

 

Your idea sounds good, I think I started out that way, but worried at how the light gray suit would come out in pictures.

 

I know matching the navy suit with theirs is going to be difficult.  Once I find my suit I may have my groomsmen buy matching navy suits that aren't as nice as mine so I stand out.  They don't need to look as sharp. lol

 

Is your fiancee shocked at how opinionated you are with the wedding attire and the arrangements?  Most guys take a back seat and let the women take care of it all down to what they wear.  Like I said before architects like to look good.  bigstar%5B1%5D.gif

 


hahaha. yea I designed our Save the Dates and have had my voice (strong opinion) heard in just about every aspect of the wedding haha.  my fiance was planning on buying some standard magnets for Save the Dates and I was like WHOA WHOA WHOA we ARE NOT sending those out.

 

I am really undecided about the light grey as well.  especially since my best friend is getting married in 2 months and we are wearing the Men's Warhouse grey suits. our bridesmaids have this 'hyper-purple' dress color which grey will look good against.

 

post #54 of 59
If you had genuinley been lurking here you would not need to ask this question. There have been more than enough posts coverimg this ground in the last three months. Do some research.
post #55 of 59
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Originally Posted by irgator04 View Post

My fiancee is thinking a sage green for her bridesmaids.  So she wants the groomsmen in a mint green shirt with a sage tie.  I am on the fence about that since I haven't seen it yet.  It may look better with a gray or khaki shirt and a sage tie. Plus it forces me to be neutral, I wanted to wear a white shirt with a nice colorful tie.  I may make them neutral and wear a mint tie with white shirt.  It's still not thought out yet.  But we are all wearing navy suits. laugh.gif

As was mentioned previously, the matchy matchy thing is a very bad way to go. Do something complimentary, not matchy. Mint green shirt with a sage tie to match a bridesmaids' dress sounds absolutely horrid.

Your instincts are good - a Navy suit, white shirt and a (not too colorful) tie is going to look classy and stand the test of time. Don't make your groomsmen look like clowns, as the Groom you will stand out enough.
post #56 of 59
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

If you had genuinley been lurking here you would not need to ask this question. There have been more than enough posts coverimg this ground in the last three months. Do some research.


 Honestly I did use the search tool and did look at different comments made on this forum.  In the end that made me comfortable enough to ask for help.  It seems odd that anyone would get annoyed by someone asking for help, especially on a forum dedicated to style.

 

post #57 of 59
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 Honestly I did use the search tool and did look at different comments made on this forum.  In the end that made me comfortable enough to ask for help.  It seems odd that anyone would get annoyed by someone asking for help, especially on a forum dedicated to style.

If you came here often, and saw the same question asked over, and over again, you'd understand. Hope the wedding goes well.
post #58 of 59
post #59 of 59
Thread Starter 

Update:

 

I went to Brooks Brothers this weekend, the associate that helped me before was busy with another client and apologized so I was helped by somebody else.  I guess she will lose the commision on my suit.  I think he was the boss cause one of the associates was leaving for lunch and she had to open up her purse for him to look in just in case she was stealing something?  Weird. 

 

Anyways, I tried on the Fitzgerald OTR and the 44R fit well on me.  I looked in the mirror and it had a good balance.  I am going to purchase it next weekend when they have their sale.  The associate commented that my right arm sleeve may need to be taken in a bit, but other than that the suit did not need any additional alterations.  I have yet to try on the pants, but I am hoping to lose some weight by October.  So I am going to wait on finishing the pants until the fall. 

 

My fiance selected her colors this weekend.  They are going to be pink and sage.  The groomsmen will have sage ties/ pocket square with a white shirt and she is allowing me to pick out my tie and pocket square.  Any suggestions?  Should I go with a muted pink tie?

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