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post #16 of 30

Charcoal gray works. 

 

There's no to have everyone wearing the same color.  I wore morning dress for my wedding and my friends all wore their own suit, just all dark in color.

 

Proper fit and dressy accessories will make him look great, be it black, navy or charcoal.  Pocket square, wedding tie, a light gray/cream color vest, pearl tie pin, etc.

post #17 of 30
Rented tuxes are expensive and guaranteed to look bad.
post #18 of 30
Here's a good example of a good non-black wedding outfit (from the P Johnson Tailors tumblr).



And another (from the Beijing 1980 tumblr):

post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by mollyandollie View Post

Actually, I DON'T want everyone to wear black. I didn't want anyone to wear black. The only reason they are wearing black is because being in a wedding is kind of a pain (no offense, Simon at Elite), and I don't want our friends to have to buy new suits, since some of them are traveling, and some are slightly deadbeat. So! They are going to wear the ones they already own (which are black). I'm just wondering if there is any way to get my man in something else than black without it looking weird. He looks so handsome in grey.

Then have him get a nice medium gray suit, and have the groomsmen wear black. It'll look fine, it's nice to have the bride and groom both separate from the supporting cast. Do you think it's weird that the bridesmaids don't wear white? Having your fiance stand out from the crowd isn't bad at all.
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by mollyandollie View Post

Should we just get new friends?

The pain of organizing a wedding. I hope it is going to turn out well.
post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

Since you're a lady, I'm going to skip the sarcasm and jokes that I would post if you were a guy.

 

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post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Then have him get a nice medium gray suit, and have the groomsmen wear black. It'll look fine, it's nice to have the bride and groom both separate from the supporting cast. Do you think it's weird that the bridesmaids don't wear white? Having your fiance stand out from the crowd isn't bad at all.

 

I agree with this. A medium gray would stand out nicely from the groomsmens' black. 

post #23 of 30
Medium grey would make the groom less formal than the groomsmen, and also doesn't look as good next to the white wedding dress IMHO
post #24 of 30

Oh, if you don't want everyone in black then having your man in navy blue is perfect, grey acceptable.  But every man should one navy suit.  It's the all purpose color for any time of the day and for any activity.  Go navy!

post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Medium grey would make the groom less formal than the groomsmen, and also doesn't look as good next to the white wedding dress IMHO

Yeah, it might be a bit less formal, but who cares? That's a subtlety that will be completely lost in a venue where men typically dress in what are charitably described as clown outfits. Aesthetically, it would be a nice way to array a wedding party, and if the groom's suit is much nicer and fits much better than the cheap black suits the rest of the guys will be wearing, then he'll come across as being on a higher level anyway.

As for a gray suit looking bad next to a wedding dress, utter bunk:
gray-suit-groom-7.jpg

Excuse the cut and hemming of the trousers- I just pulled this off google.
post #26 of 30
It doesn't look BAD necessarily, but this ^ doesn't look near as good as a dark suit next to a white dress. Same goes for the dark brown or burgundy or whatever they are shoes. It doesn't look bad. But charcoal or navy/midnight blue suit with a silver or black and white tie will look better IMHO.
post #27 of 30
The mere mention of black suits will ensure that you do not get decent advice on your dilemma given that many hate them with a vengeance. Your group does not need a unoform, it is in fact rather stupid and a modern idea, let your husband to be buy himself a suit and the rest come in suits. The day is hardly about dress rules although some do turn it into such.
post #28 of 30
It has been said, but let me be explicit: the groom need not match the groomsmen. He can wear grey or midnight blue while they wear black.
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by mollyandollie View Post

Actually, I DON'T want everyone to wear black. I didn't want anyone to wear black. The only reason they are wearing black is because being in a wedding is kind of a pain (no offense, Simon at Elite), and I don't want our friends to have to buy new suits, since some of them are traveling, and some are slightly deadbeat. So! They are going to wear the ones they already own (which are black). I'm just wondering if there is any way to get my man in something else than black without it looking weird. He looks so handsome in grey.

 


I vote for "get new friends" now.

post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


gray-suit-groom-7.jpg
Excuse the cut and hemming of the trousers- I just pulled this off google.

Nice save. I was thinking, "WTF!?"

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