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post #1516 of 1636

My sister is planning her wedding. For the men she has decided to let us buy our own suits (thankfully), We are wearing navy suits, white shirts and brown shoes. The tie is undecided, I favour a more traditional style, the groom prefers more floral/paisley ties. My sister seems to be favouring a plain plum tie, I think mainly because she thinks it is the safest to match the dresses. She isn't crazy about it, but is unsure about other options. She is an artist, however her experience matching men clothing is nil. She is also concerned about having a silver tie, because gold is the colour of the women's shoes and also the jewellery. Pictorial evidence will be most useful. Also, please be kind to my sister.

post #1517 of 1636
Where and when is the wedding?
post #1518 of 1636

Late July, the ceremony is outside in a forest preserve, the reception is in a former speakeasy.

post #1519 of 1636
I think your sister is too concerned about coordinating the attire of the men and women, which is pretty common. A silver / grey tie will on men will look fine on men standing next to women wearing gold shoes. The materials will be different and the ties and shoes will be at different ends of the body at the very least. If the traditional silver / grey does not work, I'd consider a powder blue which I think can be very elegant with a navy suit and white shirt.
post #1520 of 1636
I'm getting married in mid September and am wearing a non trad wedding dress (dolce prefall 14 seen here: http://cdn.yoox.biz/34/34429449FQ_14_F.JPG). My fiancé is planning to wear a tux but would also like to make it somewhat non trad. So, some questions:

- can he wear some shoes that are not black? How much flare can be afforded here?
- is a black bow tie necessary or can he wear something with a pattern?
- he doesn't want to wear a cummerbund, but could be persuaded. If he wears suspenders will that do the trick?
- are black socks necessary or can he wear something with a pattern?

We want our looks to have a slight nod to tradition, but with some hip character.

If you think a tux would look bad with the Dolce dress then I'd be open to hearing that too.
post #1521 of 1636
What about a green tie? I lovooove the look here, though it might be much for some...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=729825877076478&set=a.236717163054021.58144.151920761533662&type=1&theater
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Originally Posted by RY4N View Post

My sister is planning her wedding. For the men she has decided to let us buy our own suits (thankfully), We are wearing navy suits, white shirts and brown shoes. The tie is undecided, I favour a more traditional style, the groom prefers more floral/paisley ties. My sister seems to be favouring a plain plum tie, I think mainly because she thinks it is the safest to match the dresses. She isn't crazy about it, but is unsure about other options. She is an artist, however her experience matching men clothing is nil. She is also concerned about having a silver tie, because gold is the colour of the women's shoes and also the jewellery. Pictorial evidence will be most useful. Also, please be kind to my sister.
post #1522 of 1636
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Originally Posted by Arauerbach View Post

I'm getting married in mid September and am wearing a non trad wedding dress (dolce prefall 14 seen here: http://cdn.yoox.biz/34/34429449FQ_14_F.JPG). My fiancé is planning to wear a tux but would also like to make it somewhat non trad. So, some questions:

- can he wear some shoes that are not black? How much flare can be afforded here?
- is a black bow tie necessary or can he wear something with a pattern?
- he doesn't want to wear a cummerbund, but could be persuaded. If he wears suspenders will that do the trick?
- are black socks necessary or can he wear something with a pattern?

We want our looks to have a slight nod to tradition, but with some hip character.

If you think a tux would look bad with the Dolce dress then I'd be open to hearing that too.

Personally, I wouldn't wear a tux if that is the dress you plan on wearing. A tux (a proper or traditional one) is pretty formal attire; so when I saw that dress, it gave me the impression of the event being a more casual affair. Nothing wrong with having a less formal wedding; just my two cents though.
post #1523 of 1636
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Originally Posted by Arauerbach View Post

I'm getting married in mid September and am wearing a non trad wedding dress (dolce prefall 14 seen here: http://cdn.yoox.biz/34/34429449FQ_14_F.JPG). My fiancé is planning to wear a tux but would also like to make it somewhat non trad. So, some questions:

- can he wear some shoes that are not black? How much flare can be afforded here?
- is a black bow tie necessary or can he wear something with a pattern?
- he doesn't want to wear a cummerbund, but could be persuaded. If he wears suspenders will that do the trick?
- are black socks necessary or can he wear something with a pattern?

We want our looks to have a slight nod to tradition, but with some hip character.

If you think a tux would look bad with the Dolce dress then I'd be open to hearing that too.

Nice choice on the dress. A suit would probably be much better in combination with that dress than a tuxedo, but if you choose the tuxedo option:


- Shoes must be minimalistic black patent leather black mirror shined calfskin, no broguing allowed.  You could, however, easily get away with Chelsea boots if they're black and shiny.  Chelsea boots are cool.

- Has to be black, but you could go for a diamond-tip bowtie for a more individualistic look.  It's normally a bit too late in the season to be able to get away with a dark red bowtie, but you could also explore that option.

- Waist covering is necessary to cover the white triangle of yuck that is the shirt showing beneath the buttons.  For non-traditional waist coverings you could go for a patterned black silk waistcoat or white cotton waistcoat as long as they're cut low.
- Socks need to be black, but there's no problem with cool patterns as long as it's a minimalistic pattern (clocked socks) and black is the majority of the colour.  If you're wearing Chelsea boots, go nuts because your socks will be covered anyway.

post #1524 of 1636
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Originally Posted by Arauerbach View Post

What about a green tie? I lovooove the look here, though it might be much for some...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=729825877076478&set=a.236717163054021.58144.151920761533662&type=1&theater


Perhaps too much for the bride? that would explain why she is so far from the groom. Personally, I think the fact that the suit and tie in the picture are both bright is what ruins the look. My sister ended up going with a purple shepherd's check, which I think is fine and everyone likes.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Arauerbach View Post

I'm getting married in mid September and am wearing a non trad wedding dress (dolce prefall 14 seen here: http://cdn.yoox.biz/34/34429449FQ_14_F.JPG). My fiancé is planning to wear a tux but would also like to make it somewhat non trad. So, some questions:

- can he wear some shoes that are not black? How much flare can be afforded here?
- is a black bow tie necessary or can he wear something with a pattern?
- he doesn't want to wear a cummerbund, but could be persuaded. If he wears suspenders will that do the trick?
- are black socks necessary or can he wear something with a pattern?

We want our looks to have a slight nod to tradition, but with some hip character.

If you think a tux would look bad with the Dolce dress then I'd be open to hearing that too.

Is he planning to rent or to buy?

 

-The shoes should be black and shiny. There are modern variations and classic ones too.

- Black with a white pattern like a pindot is acceptable

- He will look better with a cummerbund or a vest. Have him try one on. The cummerbund does not have to be black. A cummerbund just covers the waist, so he should wear suspenders regardless

- IMHO you can get away with black socks with a conservative pattern, after all they are mostly covered.

 

I would check out blacktieguide.com It shows various variations, traditional and contemporary, and you can choose which you like best.

post #1525 of 1636
Arauerbach - What about something like The Foxx showed in this post http://www.styleforum.net/t/275650/the-state-of-black-tie-your-observations/2900_50#post_7208923 I think it would go well with your dress.

You have posted in a forum where many of the members have a very fixed idea about black tie but there are also some of us who have more flexible views. Another alternative for him could be a velvet jacket.

I would go for stylish look for him after all your dress is very cool so I would stick to black shoes perhaps a Gucci type loafer rather than some heavy shoe. How about J Fitzpatrick's Laurelhurst shoe in black or dark blue?

If he doesn't want to wear a cummerbund I fully understand, they are an archaic hangover from the raj, If he normally wears suspenders then by all means wear them.

Socks that tone with the trousers he intends to wear are normally advised and I would only suggest the most minimal pattern if any.
Edited by culverwood - 7/9/14 at 4:19am
post #1526 of 1636

Thoughts on shirt/tie/shoes to pair with this suit? The wedding is in about a month, indoor/outdoor, and I'm a guest. It's a pretty eclectic group of people (one friend who will be there once had a suit made to look like Mao Zedong).

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/napoli-blue-check/P3832I.html

 

I don't have any pictures of me wearing it, but the fit is great. I'm not looking to do anything too crazy here, though. I have AE Strands in Walnut, but my feeling is that might be a bit much. I also have AE McAllister in Merlot, but I'm not sure if the full brogue is the way to go either. If I had a nice chocolate or snuff suede that might be perfect.

 

For shirt/tie I was leaning toward a white T&A shirt with a checked tie, either in gray or maybe with a hint of color (red?) and a white linen pocket square.

 

Thanks!

post #1527 of 1636
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Originally Posted by benjaminroy View Post
 

Thoughts on shirt/tie/shoes to pair with this suit? The wedding is in about a month, indoor/outdoor, and I'm a guest. It's a pretty eclectic group of people (one friend who will be there once had a suit made to look like Mao Zedong).

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/napoli-blue-check/P3832I.html

 

I don't have any pictures of me wearing it, but the fit is great. I'm not looking to do anything too crazy here, though. I have AE Strands in Walnut, but my feeling is that might be a bit much. I also have AE McAllister in Merlot, but I'm not sure if the full brogue is the way to go either. If I had a nice chocolate or snuff suede that might be perfect.

 

For shirt/tie I was leaning toward a white T&A shirt with a checked tie, either in gray or maybe with a hint of color (red?) and a white linen pocket square.

 

Thanks!

 

I think white's going to look best. Ecru would be good too, and a little less "bam."

post #1528 of 1636
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Originally Posted by Arauerbach View Post

I'm getting married in mid September and am wearing a non trad wedding dress (dolce prefall 14 seen here: http://cdn.yoox.biz/34/34429449FQ_14_F.JPG). My fiancé is planning to wear a tux but would also like to make it somewhat non trad. So, some questions:

- can he wear some shoes that are not black? How much flare can be afforded here?
- is a black bow tie necessary or can he wear something with a pattern?
- he doesn't want to wear a cummerbund, but could be persuaded. If he wears suspenders will that do the trick?
- are black socks necessary or can he wear something with a pattern?

We want our looks to have a slight nod to tradition, but with some hip character.

If you think a tux would look bad with the Dolce dress then I'd be open to hearing that too.

REALLY like the dress. Agree with previous posts...a tux seems too formal for me.
post #1529 of 1636
Quote:
Originally Posted by benjaminroy View Post

Thoughts on shirt/tie/shoes to pair with this suit? The wedding is in about a month, indoor/outdoor, and I'm a guest. It's a pretty eclectic group of people (one friend who will be there once had a suit made to look like Mao Zedong).

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/napoli-blue-check/P3832I.html

I don't have any pictures of me wearing it, but the fit is great. I'm not looking to do anything too crazy here, though. I have AE Strands in Walnut, but my feeling is that might be a bit much. I also have AE McAllister in Merlot, but I'm not sure if the full brogue is the way to go either. If I had a nice chocolate or snuff suede that might be perfect.

For shirt/tie I was leaning toward a white T&A shirt with a checked tie, either in gray or maybe with a hint of color (red?) and a white linen pocket square.

Thanks!

I would personally wear the McAllister over the Strand; but if you're a guest for a summer wedding that may be more casual in nature, it's not going to be a big deal either way, based on what I saw at my own wedding. Same thing for the tie: while grey would be my first choice, a nice burgundy tie, I think, would look nice with that suit.
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