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post #1546 of 1665
Star - wedding day sounds great. I pretty much agree with ImTheGroom, personally I prefer the blue option to the grey but that is just for me grey may look better on you. If you buy the waistcoat you need not wear it if the weather is too hot. Get some some new shoes for the day if you do not already have a pair well polished of smart black ones.
post #1547 of 1665
Do my groomsman need to be similarly dressed? I don't like the idea that we are all in school uniform but the saleswoman at the suit store suggested we would look disjointed in the wedding photo. My fiancée say's it is up to me.
post #1548 of 1665
No they do not. The shop assistant is a tool.
post #1549 of 1665


Thought I'd share one from my own wedding this past spring. Ignore the fact that the tie is off center and the buckle in the vest; I'm turned slightly towards the bride in the pic.

ETA: for context, it was an evening wedding in downtown Chicago
Edited by TimelesStyle - 8/23/14 at 8:19am
post #1550 of 1665
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Originally Posted by Star View Post

Do my groomsman need to be similarly dressed? I don't like the idea that we are all in school uniform but the saleswoman at the suit store suggested we would look disjointed in the wedding photo. My fiancée say's it is up to me.

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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

No they do not. The shop assistant is a tool.

Depends on the definition of "similarly". You don't want one to show up in a black suit, white shirt and silver wedding tie and the other in a tan suit, striped shirt and knit tie. So there should be some guidelines, but other than that it's fine (even good) if they all look a bit different. Perhaps specify things like:

-Color family for suit (some shade of navy, some shade of grey, etc.)
-Shirt color
-Shoe color
-Tie color family (unless you're buying them ties)
post #1551 of 1665

It's a bit early seeing as I haven't proposed or anything yet, but here's my nearly-complete morning dress outfit.  Pants need to be hemmed down and the jacket needs pressing, but apart from that and the lack of top hat this is nearly complete.  I may try to find a pair of Chelseas to wear with this instead of the shoes I have on.


1920 two-button pinstripe morning coat - $95
1890s/1900s detachable button cotton waistcoat - $10
1910s cashmere stripe trousers - $40

Early 20th century detachable collar - $4
Late 1920s/1930s wedding tie - $2
Luxire detachable collar shirt - $70
Cheapo Mezlan patent leather cap-toe oxfords from ebay - $40

post #1552 of 1665
No wing collar shirt with morning dress please.
post #1553 of 1665
It looks like you're playing dress up.
post #1554 of 1665
A pinstripe morning coat (which may well be a morning suit orphan) may not be congruent with the ultimate formality of the wing collar. Try a detachable turndown collar, perhaps?

I don't think it's an absolute thar one can't wear them anymore, but it honestly is not working for me in your rig. I can't put my finger on it; maybe it didn't suit your face shape? At any rate, I would try some other options.

If you do wear the wing collar in the end, you may as well go full on and wear an ascot. In for a penny...
post #1555 of 1665
Morning coat looks a bit shabby to be honest.

edit: ok, missed the bit where you say it needs pressing, nevertheless it's still a bit too worn I think. As though it was handed down generations of Etonians who played hard in it.
Edited by chobochobo - 8/23/14 at 7:15pm
post #1556 of 1665
To be honest, if I had a daughter, I'd hide her from anyone dressed that way...
post #1557 of 1665

I've got a couple of different shapes of wing collar in the batch I picked up, so I'll try a different one.  However, I think I'll stick with the four-in-hand as I've seen it done with wing collar a number of times and don't feel like tracking down an ascot when I already have a perfectly serviceable wedding tie.  The morning coat really doesn't have any worn areas, it's just crumpled (especially in the sleeve) and needs pressing badly.

post #1558 of 1665
I'd prefer a turndown collar here vs. the wing collar, especially with a four in hand. It's not like it's hard to get a formal shirt to wear during the day with a turndown collar. I don't understand the comment about the coat being pinstriped (maybe I am blind, but it looked like a solid on my monitor). Buttoning point on the morning coat looks a bit high to me, though.
post #1559 of 1665
Wear a turndown collar and a tie with more color. It looks like you're trying to do white tie eveningwear in the daytime, and that just doesn't work.
http://www.blacktieguide.com/Supplemental/Morning_Dress.htm
post #1560 of 1665
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

I'd prefer a turndown collar here vs. the wing collar, especially with a four in hand. It's not like it's hard to get a formal shirt to wear during the day with a turndown collar. I don't understand the comment about the coat being pinstriped (maybe I am blind, but it looked like a solid on my monitor). Buttoning point on the morning coat looks a bit high to me, though.

 

It looked solid to me as well, but OP described it as pinstriped.

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