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post #1576 of 1665
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Originally Posted by divingfalcon View Post

Thanks for the super-quick and helpful responses!

It sounds like dinner suit is the way to go for me then. We will be having a couple of outdoor photos earlier in the afternoon, but I think I will just have to let our photographer do the best he can with black. Although dark navy suit with a buff waistcoat does sound sharp. Hmmm...

One other waistcoat question - must a black waistcoat have lapels? I just wonder whether lapels on the waistcoat will interfere with the look of shawl collar, such that no lapels would look cleaner?

Groomsmen outfit

So, if I am wearing a shawl collar dinner suit, the next question is what my two groomsmen wear. 

Some options I am considering are:

1. Peak lapel black dinner suit (hired) with white pleated point collar shirt - I understand this will be more formal than what I'm wearing though

2. Shawl collar black dinner suit (hired) with white pleated point collar shirt (hired) - Maybe too similar to my outfit? I would like to be at least a little differentiated from the groomsmen.

3. Black notch collar suit with satin piping (hired) - the Black Tie Guide is against this, as it detracts from the whole black tie concept, but it's accessible

4. Mid grey lounge suit, and white point collar shirt (owned) - Dark grey would be better, but mid grey is what the boys already own.

Which would you advise selecting for groomsmen? Or is there an option I have overlooked?

Given the OP, I suppose I don't need to talk about what the bridesmaids are wearing...

#4. Not only is making everyone rent a dick move (cost), they'll all invariably look like tools.
post #1577 of 1665
Hey everybody! My wedding is coming up soon! I had some questions as far as groomsmen attire. The Ceremony starts after 7pm so we decided to go with a black suit, over a dinner suit, since everyone owned one already.

I'm wearing a black notched three piece with a white french cuff shirt and a hounds tooth white and navy tie. Would my Park Avenue shoes be appropriate for the wedding?

As far as the groomsmen go so far they are wearing a black suit, white spread collar shirts and what ever black lace ups they already own. As far as ties go is it inappropriate for the three groomsmen for one to wear a plaid, another a bold strip and the last a paisley?
post #1578 of 1665
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Originally Posted by RazorD View Post

Attending a wedding as a guest this Sunday and will be wearing a dark grey suit. I don't usually wear a black colored tie, but was considering it. Curious on opinions?

I generally view it more funeral or food service attire, but entertaining it this time for some reason.

No.
post #1579 of 1665
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Originally Posted by Seamless View Post

Hey everybody! My wedding is coming up soon! I had some questions as far as groomsmen attire. The Ceremony starts after 7pm so we decided to go with a black suit, over a dinner suit, since everyone owned one already.

I'm wearing a black notched three piece with a white french cuff shirt and a hounds tooth white and navy tie. Would my Park Avenue shoes be appropriate for the wedding?

As far as the groomsmen go so far they are wearing a black suit, white spread collar shirts and what ever black lace ups they already own. As far as ties go is it inappropriate for the three groomsmen for one to wear a plaid, another a bold strip and the last a paisley?

Black suits?
You serious?
post #1580 of 1665
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

Black suits?
You serious?
It is after sundown... That wasn't my question but I'm thankful for your insightful feedback. :3
post #1581 of 1665
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Originally Posted by RazorD View Post

Attending a wedding as a guest this Sunday and will be wearing a dark grey suit. I don't usually wear a black colored tie, but was considering it. Curious on opinions?

I generally view it more funeral or food service attire, but entertaining it this time for some reason.

Wear a silver / grey tie of some sort or perhaps something in blue. Black is fine for funerals and can look good in the right context but just seems off for weddings.
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Thanks for the super-quick and helpful responses!

It sounds like dinner suit is the way to go for me then. We will be having a couple of outdoor photos earlier in the afternoon, but I think I will just have to let our photographer do the best he can with black. Although dark navy suit with a buff waistcoat does sound sharp. Hmmm...

One other waistcoat question - must a black waistcoat have lapels? I just wonder whether lapels on the waistcoat will interfere with the look of shawl collar, such that no lapels would look cleaner?

Groomsmen outfit

So, if I am wearing a shawl collar dinner suit, the next question is what my two groomsmen wear. 

Some options I am considering are:

1. Peak lapel black dinner suit (hired) with white pleated point collar shirt - I understand this will be more formal than what I'm wearing though

2. Shawl collar black dinner suit (hired) with white pleated point collar shirt (hired) - Maybe too similar to my outfit? I would like to be at least a little differentiated from the groomsmen.

3. Black notch collar suit with satin piping (hired) - the Black Tie Guide is against this, as it detracts from the whole black tie concept, but it's accessible

4. Mid grey lounge suit, and white point collar shirt (owned) - Dark grey would be better, but mid grey is what the boys already own.

Which would you advise selecting for groomsmen? Or is there an option I have overlooked?

Given the OP, I suppose I don't need to talk about what the bridesmaids are wearing...

I suggest just having the groomsmen wear the grey suite and white shirt they already own, preferably with each wearing a slightly different tie. You do not need to have lapels on your waistcoat and in this case I would not. I think waistcoats with lapels look better on a peak lapel jacket.
post #1582 of 1665
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Originally Posted by Seamless View Post

Hey everybody! My wedding is coming up soon! I had some questions as far as groomsmen attire. The Ceremony starts after 7pm so we decided to go with a black suit, over a dinner suit, since everyone owned one already.

I'm wearing a black notched three piece with a white french cuff shirt and a hounds tooth white and navy tie. Would my Park Avenue shoes be appropriate for the wedding?

As far as the groomsmen go so far they are wearing a black suit, white spread collar shirts and what ever black lace ups they already own. As far as ties go is it inappropriate for the three groomsmen for one to wear a plaid, another a bold strip and the last a paisley?

I'll hold my tongue on the black suit thing. As far as the shoes, black Park Avenues are perfectly appropriate to wear with any dark suit at any time so there should be no issue there. It is not inappropriate for groomsmen to each wear different ties, and in fact this is encouraged, but I would not go with the ties you selected. Assuming the plaid is a tasteful grey glen plaid, that one should be fine. I am not a fan of bold striped ties or paisley ties in this context, though. I'd look into wedding ties or at the very least see about a silver / grey grenadine. It is fine for their ties to be similar in color and appearance as long as they are not all matching.
post #1583 of 1665
Hey guys, where can I find a buff waistcoat?
post #1584 of 1665
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Originally Posted by NefariousSabatour View Post

Hey guys, where can I find a buff waistcoat?

Your tailor
Ede & Ravenscroft
Clermontdirect.com
Mytuxedo.co.UK
post #1585 of 1665
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

Your tailor
Ede & Ravenscroft
Clermontdirect.com
Mytuxedo.co.UK
thanks, but nothing in my size. (38r)
post #1586 of 1665
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Originally Posted by NefariousSabatour View Post

thanks, but nothing in my size. (38r)
Tyrwhitt will have a couple in 38R, but they look to be two months out.
post #1587 of 1665
yeah saw that too. i need this by the end of the month.
post #1588 of 1665
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Originally Posted by NefariousSabatour View Post

thanks, but nothing in my size. (38r)

Both Clermontdirect.com and mytuxedo.co.UK are quick to return emails. Get in touch with them and see if they can scrounge one up. I'm surprised those would be out of stock.
post #1589 of 1665
I got mine from amazon when previous plans fell through, it was pretty cheap and shipped pretty quickly. The brand is Alexander Dobell if it doesn't show up in the link.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_1?me=A3590969HP745N&rh=k%3Awaistcoat&keywords=waistcoat&ie=UTF8&qid=1411086295
post #1590 of 1665
Or, you can just buy mine as well if you want if it's a 38 you're looking for. I switched the buttons on it though and it's a DB peak lapel.
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