Originally Posted by biged781
Agreed. I'm sick of throwing on some Men's Warehouse piece of garbage because everyone (i.e., the bride) thinks that the groomsman all need to be in the same exact outfit. Nonsense.
I completely agree with you, but I cannot lay all the blame at the feet of brides/ women. Gentlemen, grow a set of balls, become involved, and take ownership. This is the start of your marriage as well, and you have just as much right, I'd even say obligation or duty, to plan, organise, and celebrate this ceremony. The sad fact is that most men are only too happy to transfer sole authority and responsibility to their fiancées. Most women do not know the first or last thing about men's clothing, and are thus easy prey for the host of so-called "stylists", "experts" and wedding industry professionals that will bombard them with the latest trendy rubbish.
The decline of formality in our societies, especially in North America, has left women unaware of traditions, etiquette and convention, which conflicts with the desire to still have a "princess" moment. I truly believe if women had more access to formal and semi-formal events in their regular lives, the excesses we read about would not occur, as ladies and gentlemen could familiarise themselves with social conventions slowly and naturally. Perhaps I am completely wrong in my opinions, but I do not think so.