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post #16 of 37
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Originally Posted by MattTO View Post

Hey,

 

I have been trying on suits for my upcoming wedding and wanted to get some thoughts:

 

Z Zegna Charcoal Mohair (i like the fabric much more then the suit)

 

Boss Black (don't really like Boss or their quality, but I tried it on anyways)

 

Isaia in Black:

 

 

Tom Ford in Black

 

This is a sample jacket I tried on at a Bespoke shop which felt great and has a great look

 

Finished jacket at the same Bespoke shop (a tad small), but I really like the look and fit...

 

Very similar to the Tom ford suit, accept most certainly better put together and completely hand made.

 

I have never done a Bespoke suit before and I am a little hesitant at the "unknown" factor of having something made.  With a RTW suit, its tangible, you can try it on and see it... With Bespoke, I guess its not.. Haha maybe I have trust issues letting myself go for it, fearing it won't turn out as I had imagined for the wedding.

 

In any event, I feel good about the tailor and I like him and his shop.

 

The biggest I am really having is with picking the fabric...

 

Had been pretty set on a black suit, but I also am really liking a nice charcoal solid option as well...

 

He has thousands of book fabrics to choose from, but are there any specific brands or an actual fabric you would recommend?

 

He showed me some fabrics from Fratelli Tallia di Delfino (super 140) and Zegna (8.5 or 9oz i believe)

 

The wedding is going to be in a warm -> hot climate but I would like to be able to wear it for occasions throughout the year in Canada as well...

 

Been doing a lot of reading on here and I know the fabric question has been asked 5000 times, I just figured I would toss it in with the suits and other questions.

 

I appreciate your time and thoughts!

Matt

 

That Tom Ford Black really slims you, if you like it I would go with that. Random question what are the lapel widths on Tom Ford suits?

 

A lot of people here don't like black suits. But I don't like tuxes very much. I am having a black suit made for my wedding as well. I think it's the right choice if you want the tradition look, but still want to wear it on night outs, etc. Much more versatile than a black tuxedo.

post #17 of 37
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Thanks for the reply!

Fiance liked black, its simple, versatile ect.. I'm not dead set on it by any means.  Would wear ti to cocktail parties, charity events, museum exhibit openings ect..

I will look up what he said a read it later today, thanks!

Here in Toronto, the Bespoke shops which do completely custom made, in house suits with multiple fittings run in the 4k range, depending on fabric and the TF I tried on was almost the exact same.

Sunset wedding on the beach.  I am leaving in early December so I need to get it sorted now, but the wedding is in April 2013.

Matt

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Did you get to pick her dress? So why would you let her push twds a BLACK suit. It's NOT versitle...unless you are a burglar!
post #18 of 37
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...a BLACK suit. It's NOT versitle...unless you are a burglar!

 

Or an undertaker.

 

If I were getting married on a hot beach at sunset, I don't know what I would wear, particularly since the only thing of those I like is sunset. Maybe a medium gray suit. How formal a wedding is this going to be?

post #19 of 37
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Thanks for the tip, I didn't really think about it like that?  What other colors would you recommend for me to look at?


Inexperience.. Just don't know any better...  Wedding will be on the beach at sunset in Bali.  I tried a 3pc Canali, it was also black however.  What do you feel would be a more suitable color?

I used to think the same thing in black being the most versatile; but after reading various posts on here, I can actually see why the opposite would be true. It terms of colour pairings, it's arguable that it doesn't look as nice when you try to deviate from shirts other than white; it looks too stark compared to gray and blue suits. And along the same vein, you can't really wear any other colour shoe except for black. On top of that, with respect to business environments, black is supposedly not really all that appropriate, not like gray, charcoal or blue. Generally speaking, any situation you'd want to wear a black suit, you could wear a charcoal or navy suit, but not necessarily the other way around.

Personally, if I was in your situation, I would go with medium or light gray. Others will probably disagree with me; but you already have a navy suit (and black), so a charcoal suit would be kind of redundant. It's on a beach (or some setting more tropical than Toronto) so a lighter colour would probably be more appropriate. And, if your goal is to buy something that you could use years after your wedding, a light or medium gray suit would add another facet of utility to your suiting wardrobe. Where to look will depend on your particular budget.

ps: some of the responses in this thread are gold. laugh.gif
post #20 of 37
Im in between the Isaia and the Tom Ford. But if you are going to go the TF route i would recommend getting the Base A 3 piece (i think the one your tried on was a base F?) in midnight blue. Its essentially black unless in certain lightings. I like the color of the Z zegna but the suit is meh, and the boss looks kinda weird i can't really put my finger on why though.
post #21 of 37
The Isaiah looks like it was made just for you, I think the Tom Ford slims you a bit too much. I know u said versatile, but how about a black suit with faint pinstripes, pair that up with a white shirt, white tie and a nice flower thingy and you'll be sharp
post #22 of 37
Pick the Isaia but take it in a very dark grey or midnight navy. Avoid black. You will come to appreciate why with use. Clothes are meant to be worn. Picking these colours will allow you to do so. Congratulations and enjoy your special day.
post #23 of 37

I like the TF in black. If you don't wear a suit to work, then there's nothing wrong with a black TF suit to draw the praise of the five-to-ten men in Toronto who might actually know what you're wearing. Wear it to weddings, the AGO, etc. If you needed to wear your wedding suit to the PWC summer picnic, then I'd say go with a lighter colour. But that's clearly not the case.

 

FWIW, Tom Ford wears black suits all of the time, and I'm pretty sure that he's not an undertaker or a limo-driver.

post #24 of 37
Depart for the norm, I think you should try their bespoke offerings.

Do you have any suit or is that going to be your first one? Bali is freaking hot, none of these suits will make you comfortable.

I agreed with the old man, one can wear a suit for ceremony but for the dinner please put on a tux, once you get one, you will have a lot of excuse to wear it.

Woemn's idea of classic men's clothing are usually novelty, never look good and practical

Anyway, enjoy your wedding.
post #25 of 37
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I like the TF in black. If you don't wear a suit to work, then there's nothing wrong with a black TF suit to draw the praise of the five-to-ten men in Toronto who might actually know what you're wearing. Wear it to weddings, the AGO, etc. If you needed to wear your wedding suit to the PWC summer picnic, then I'd say go with a lighter colour. But that's clearly not the case.

FWIW, Tom Ford wears black suits all of the time, and I'm pretty sure that he's not an undertaker or a limo-driver.

But he is Tom Ford, anything he designed will be praised by women at all age.

He wears his usually black suit with a black knit tie, it looks like he is going to a funeral, sorry.
post #26 of 37

I like how that charcoal Zegna looks on you.  Congrats on your upcoming nuptials!

post #27 of 37
If it's a beach wedding, have you considered linen? Or a combination pointing towards the stroller: navy suit, buff linen waistcoat, b/w wedding tie.
post #28 of 37
I, like the most of the other members, would recommend staying away from the black suit. Black suits look a little extreme in weddings. I consider a lightweight navy or grey suit, wedding tie, brown shoes, and blue or white shirt. If you have a nice tie clip, it would go well with the suit (although it can lean more towards the business tone).
post #29 of 37
If you have the money, go with the Isaia or Tom Ford. They look great on you and are high-quality products. Just pick a different color.
post #30 of 37
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I have never done a Bespoke suit before and I am a little hesitant at the "unknown" factor of having something made. 

 

I wouldn't purchase my first bespoke suit as my wedding suit either. But if you have the money get 1 now and then get another made and you will not be disappointed. Especially since the fabric will be much nicer on the inside of the suit.

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