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post #1111 of 1636
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

^ Collar points should ideally be hidden by your jacket lapels. I would not worry about the collar on the above.


The collar looks greats, as does the self-tie bowtie.
post #1112 of 1636
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post


I STRONGLY urge you to be more specific with your guests regarding their attire. Your post allows me to trot out my 'Mexican Beach Wedding' story/debacle.

A few years back, my wife (and I, by extension) were invited to attend the wedding of one of her office mates on the beach of the 'Mexican Riviera' at the Rosewood Mayakoba resort. When we inquired about how to dress for the wedding, she told us that we should wear whatever we felt might be comfortable for a beach wedding. I jokingly mentioned swimwear and was told "Absolutely!"

I began to search for information on what to wear. My first error was thinking that since the location for the wedding was Mexico, I should search for how to dress for a Mexican Wedding. The answer came back as Guyabera shirt, linen pants and some sort of sandals.



As it was early in my SF days, I always traveled with proper dress for all but the most formal of occasions as well as swimwear, just in case. On the day of the wedding, my wife, in a lovely and colorful sundress and I, in my Guyabera shirt, linen pants and basketweave loafers took our seats on the deck overlooking the beach. One other office mate of my wife and her husband also came to the event and he took his seat wearing a brand new generic, synthetic polo shirt and cotton cargo shorts with beach thongs on his otherwise bare feet.

As the other guests began to arrive, I took note that EVERY male guest was wearing either a suit or sport coat and tie. Since the beach was within the resort grounds, there was plenty of time for me to sprint back to our bungalow and change into more compatible attire. I turned to the poor man in the shorts and polo and saw the stricken look on his face as he had come to a similar awareness of the inappropriateness of his state of dress. Unfortunately, he had not come as prepared as I was and had nothing much into which he could change on such short notice.

Thus, in the spirit of solidarity, I remained in my seat in my now ridiculous shirt so that he would not be the 'sore thumb' alone among the sea of suits and coats.

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My point, in this tl;dr story is that better guidance from the bridal party would have prevented no small feeling of awkwardness of some of their invited guests. While neither of us had, in no way, done anything wrong based on what we had been told, no one else at the event knew that. I laugh about it now but on that day...

 

 

I appreciate that anecdote and strong suggestion and see where your coming from. The invitation requests semi-formal, however our families are different ethnicity so I think there will be two different interpretations of that request. So I am not expecting any uniformity but will be happy as long as there is some appropriateness.

post #1113 of 1636
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post


The collar looks greats, as does the self-tie bowtie.

 

Agreed.  Besides, you're wearing a Tuxedo - how it looks without the jacket isn't important anyway.

post #1114 of 1636
Thread Starter 
In case you were all tempted to think that Americans had a monopoly on horrific wedding wear, saw a couple getting married on the beach promenade in Naples at mid day, with the groom in ill-fitting tuxedo, best man in metallic bronze suit.
post #1115 of 1636
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

In case you were all tempted to think that Americans had a monopoly on horrific wedding wear, saw a couple getting married on the beach promenade in Naples at mid day, with the groom in ill-fitting tuxedo, best man in metallic bronze suit.

 

We would all do well to remember that, anywhere you go in the world, 25% of people suck and 75% are dumb.  There is significant overlap.

post #1116 of 1636
Thread Starter 
It's fully possible the people involved are neither sucky nor dumb, but I found their wedding wear disagreeable.
post #1117 of 1636
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

In case you were all tempted to think that Americans had a monopoly on horrific wedding wear, saw a couple getting married on the beach promenade in Naples at mid day, with the groom in ill-fitting tuxedo, best man in metallic bronze suit.
Do you mean the rocks near via Caracciolo? they were probably just taking the pictures for the album... We have a word for people like that, Tamarri!
post #1118 of 1636
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

It's fully possible the people involved are neither sucky nor dumb, but I found their wedding wear disagreeable.

 

Possible, yes.  Probable?  I dunno, man.  I dunno.

post #1119 of 1636
So my suit and shirt arrived today. For weddings the tailor always embroiders the couples initials and wedding date on them. Of course these are completely wrong frown.gif in the scheme of things It probably isn't such a big deal, though I imagine several years from now it my be used as in an argument by one of us that someone forgot an anniversary wink.gif

Ill post some pics later. Having 2nd thoughts about the shirt since it is quite blue and the rest of the wedding party will be wearing white shirts
post #1120 of 1636

So here is the wedding suit. It doesn't show in the picture but the shirt has a light blue pinpoint weave to it.

 

as mentioned before the groomsmen are in light to mid grey suits and white shirts. I will be getting them a blue grenadine ties in a mix of shades and textures.

All will be wearing white ps and white bouttonaire.

 

Question is what is my tie?

 

At the moment i'm tossing up between

 

this:

 

Prince-0f-wales-14b.jpg ....... or this........Dark Red on Midnight Blue Grenadine Pin Dot Silk Tie #3

 

 

I was all set on the plaid. But then the earlier comments about it not going with blue shirting got to me and I ordered some other swatches. The Midnight and pintdot grenadine just looks awesome. In a perfect world i'd probably just order both to add to the collection and decide on the day, but I don't think that's going to fit the budget. These are both Sam Hobers if that matters.

Any input and commentary would be appreciated.

post #1121 of 1636
I like this
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Grenadine-pin-dot-necktie-GPDT-3b.jpg
with that suit
post #1122 of 1636

I think either would work, and if you feel strongly that the glenplaid is better, you should wear it.  I like the addition of the red to the fit, too, and think the pindot is probably better.  You can probably find a glenplaid tie in a store to try on with the suit, and see what you like best.  Neither is wrong; neither is a fail.  My vote goes to the midnight/red, but your vote is the one that counts.

post #1123 of 1636
If you're going to do a midnight blue tie with pindots and end up with the full blue on blue on blue (shirt, suit, tie) look, I think you'd be much better off with white pindots. I'd also carefully consider whether you want to wear a blue suit, shirt and tie (it can be done very well but isn't the easiest thing to do). If the shirt is truly a very light blue, then a grey glen plaid should still be darker than the shirt and I'd think would be a better choice. Just my two cents but I tend to prefer grey ties with blue suits and vice versa.
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Here is a close up of the shirt fabric. I reckon I'll go for the navy with red. I kinda like the plaid more but the grenadine looks more versatile for later use and the future ball and chain prefers it.

I am concerned about archibald's comment though. Is there something else I could do to be a bit less Monoblue (my shoes are bluish too)?
Maybe add a non white pocket square ? But leave the groomsmen with white ones.
post #1125 of 1636
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post



Here is a close up of the shirt fabric. I reckon I'll go for the navy with red. I kinda like the plaid more but the grenadine looks more versatile for later use and the future ball and chain prefers it.

I am concerned about archibald's comment though. Is there something else I could do to be a bit less Monoblue (my shoes are bluish too)?
Maybe add a non white pocket square ? But leave the groomsmen with white ones.

I would not do the grenadine, too dark on that suit especially for your own wedding. The plaid was a good idea, but also slightly dark in the example posted. I would look for a silver/blue houndstooth or plaid, or even a more solid jacquard silver tie. The shirts is a light enough sky blue but dark navy suit plus navy tie with red dots, is not a good look for your own wedding (the usual message about looking at pictures later.

Edit: In buying a tie for your wedding I do not believe you should be concerned with how much you can re-use it, is not like a suit, but in case, in the picture below are some of the ties I have in my regular rotation and that I believe would be very suitable for your wedding outfit, in a better way then the grenadine and dark plaid you were considering:

Edited by marcodalondra - 2/4/14 at 11:28am
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