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post #1156 of 1663
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post


Paging @capnwes any help here, on links/studs?

I found mine at a consignment store, and before that nearly bought some from a discount site. finetuxedos.com, myowntuxedo.com, overstock.com, mytuxedo.Co.UK, are a few to try. If you have money to spend (think $500-$1000) Brooks Bros has several styles, both classic and flashy.

Yes to cumberbund. Covering one's waist makes the whole look cleaner, and more elegant.

 

I've tried every consignment store in my area that carries mens clothing, and none have stud sets in stock. If anyone has a line in either Northern NJ or in Manhattan, I'm all ears. I was trying to avoid the $500-1000 cost, because for that money, I know precisely what I'll get. I was hoping to keep it around $100, if not less (if that's even possible).

post #1157 of 1663
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I've tried every consignment store in my area that carries mens clothing, and none have stud sets in stock. If anyone has a line in either Northern NJ or in Manhattan, I'm all ears. I was trying to avoid the $500-1000 cost, because for that money, I know precisely what I'll get. I was hoping to keep it around $100, if not less (if that's even possible).

Those discount sites are in the $25-75 range. Also consignment websites might help. I got my evening waistcoat from rubylane.com

I have seen some around here in antique stores/malls, rather than clothing consignment stores. I found my opal and white gold sick pin at value village, an actual thrift store, rather than consignment. If you haven't tried them, give a look at salvation army, good will, etc. You might get lucky.
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I think either of fine, the top ones mitch be a little flashy but they are clear stones, so not so bad. Mop is more classic, and sedate. Do you have your shirt yet?
post #1160 of 1663
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post


I think either of fine, the top ones mitch be a little flashy but they are clear stones, so not so bad. Mop is more classic, and sedate. Do you have your shirt yet?

 

 

Not yet, I'm awaiting it's arrival. It's the Brooks Brothers slim fit ten pleat shirt. And the cummberbun from them as well. 

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Slim-Fit-Ten-Pleat-Wing-Collar-Formal-Tuxedo-Shirt/376Q,default,pd.html?dwvar_376Q_Color=WHIT&contentpos=19&cgid=0235

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Four-Pleat-Cummerbund/135I,default,pd.html?dwvar_135I_Color=BLCK&contentpos=11&cgid=0235

 

The slim fit brooks brothers shirt fit me very well, so that's why I went with that shirt, and I was given a black (bow)tie from BB that should look perfect with the cummberbun. Any thoughts?

post #1161 of 1663
Sounds good. Just thinking make sure you have enough studs that match. Some shirts these days need more than the traditional three. My shirt takes five, because the bib goes into the waistband, but only three show above my waistcoat, so only those three need to match, for me. I think it was finetuxedos.com, or myowntuxedo.com, where I saw some nice octagonal onyx ones for under $50. I almost bought them, but then find my vintage ones for $15, and the matching links were double sided, to boot, so I went with those. Clermontdirect.com also has some simple, acceptable ones, but they are pretty ho hum.

Anyway, nothing wrong with the ones you posted, imo, just make sure you have the right number.

We are taking about a self tie bow tie, right?
post #1162 of 1663
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Sounds good. Just thinking make sure you have enough studs that match. Some shirts these days need more than the traditional three. My shirt takes five, because the bib goes into the waistband, but only three show above my waistcoat, so only those three need to match, for me. I think it was finetuxedos.com, or myowntuxedo.com, where I saw some nice octagonal onyx ones for under $50. I almost bought them, but then find my vintage ones for $15, and the matching links were double sided, to boot, so I went with those. Clermontdirect.com also has some simple, acceptable ones, but they are pretty ho hum.

Anyway, nothing wrong with the ones you posted, imo, just make sure you have the right number.

We are taking about a self tie bow tie, right?

 

Where did you find your vintage studs?

 

Yes, I am 90% certain I need 4 studs, not just 3, which is making my purchase of a vintage set of studs difficult. I saw those octagonal onyx ones, but I thought just a little flash wouldn't hurt at this particular occasion. 

 

And yes, a self tie bow tie. I'm not sure why anyone bothers with the pre tied version, it's so easy to tie. Last year I attended a wedding in Istanbul where I was the only person who knew how to tie a bow tie. Needless to say, I got a lot of practice that day.

post #1163 of 1663
I got them at a local consignment store. Only set they had, and she didn't know What they were.
post #1164 of 1663

What about the Kent Wang stud set? It looks like it comes with four, double sided with onyx on one side and mop on the other. They've also got lots of cufflink options.

post #1165 of 1663
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Originally Posted by chuckb View Post

What about the Kent Wang stud set? It looks like it comes with four, double sided with onyx on one side and mop on the other. They've also got lots of cufflink options.

Pretty nice, and at a decent price. Thanks!
post #1166 of 1663

Definitely go with the MOP set over the other one. Much more classic and in good taste.
post #1167 of 1663

long time lurker, first time poster

 

getting overwhelmed and would love some input

 

getting married in July

not black tie

I will be wearing a midnight blue tuxedo

The fiancé's bridesmaids will be in a ballet pink (super light pink)

 

I am extremely conflicted in terms of what the groomsmen should wear?

would it be acceptable if they all wore their own black suits, white shirt and ill buy them each ballet pink ties (each tie slightly different)

or

all black suit, white shirt, black tie and boutonniere to match the bridal party?

or

have them rent a tux (i was thinking light grey or black tux)?

 

thoughts/feedback?

 

thanks

post #1168 of 1663
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Originally Posted by Kip36 View Post
 

long time lurker, first time poster

 

getting overwhelmed and would love some input

 

getting married in July

not black tie

I will be wearing a midnight blue tuxedo

The fiancé's bridesmaids will be in a ballet pink (super light pink)

 

I am extremely conflicted in terms of what the groomsmen should wear?

would it be acceptable if they all wore their own black suits, white shirt and ill buy them each ballet pink ties (each tie slightly different)

or

all black suit, white shirt, black tie and boutonniere to match the bridal party?

or

have them rent a tux (i was thinking light grey or black tux)?

 

thoughts/feedback?

 

thanks

 

Don't match the ties to the bridesmaids.  Blech.  Do you expect many (or any) guests to attend in Black Tie?  If so, I would lean toward Tuxedos, and allow them to rent/buy, as they choose.  If you expect to be the only one in a Tuxedo, their own black suits sound fine.  Charcoal, or navy, would be better, but if they own black, then they own black.  You could do black, and/or grey ties.  I probably wouldn't do silver with black, but a grey with very little sheen.  Boutonierres in the wedding colour sound good, and, I assume, will keep the bride happy.

 

If you do Tuxedos, Tuxedos are midnight blue, or black.  If you want them in grey, ask them to wear grey suits.  I'd let them get whatever suit they want, in the colour you choose.

 

Personally, I'd also do your boutonniere in white, but pink would look good too. 

post #1169 of 1663
Welcome!
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The fiancé's bridesmaids will be in...

As you may have gleaned from the eleventy-hundred-plus posts in this thread: the statement above has little-to-no bearing on what a man or his friends should wear to his wedding.

Important reading here. If you just want to do it, do whatever you like... but if you want to do it right, consider taking the advice therein.
post #1170 of 1663
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long time lurker, first time poster

getting overwhelmed and would love some input

getting married in July
not black tie
I will be wearing a midnight blue tuxedo
The fiancé's bridesmaids will be in a ballet pink (super light pink)

I am extremely conflicted in terms of what the groomsmen should wear?
would it be acceptable if they all wore their own black suits, white shirt and ill buy them each ballet pink ties (each tie slightly different)
or
all black suit, white shirt, black tie and boutonniere to match the bridal party?
or
have them rent a tux (i was thinking light grey or black tux)?

thoughts/feedback?

thanks

Welcome. What the bridesmaids are wearing should not in any way determine what the groomsmen wear (unless there is no other way to keep the peace with your fiancée in which case do what you have to do). If you are wearing a midnight blue tuxedo, you can either have your groomsmen buy or rent tuxedos as well or have them wear a suit. Navy would be the best color for their suits, followed by grey. The only reason I can think of to have them wear black suits is because they all own black suits already and don't own anything else, but otherwise black should be at the bottom of the list for suits. Otherwise, navy or grey. A tie in the grey range is great if they are wearing navy suits (wedding ties work nicely here) and something in blue works well if they are wearing grey suits. Most ties are not going to look good up against a black suit and white shirt. Pink will look horrible IMO with a black suit and a white shirt.
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