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post #181 of 1665

Kent Wang! You can get MTM to your specs within ~5 weeks of placing your order for the trial suit (including some back-and-forth between you and Kent to adjust the measurements).

post #182 of 1665
I see your in portland, is there anywhere in town you'd recommend?
post #183 of 1665
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Originally Posted by eglbc View Post

So im getting hitched in the desert and need a lightweight casual linen or seersucker suit. Preferably a unstructured blazer. Im 6'4 so having some trouble finding sizes.

This ervell suit really caught my eye, but trousers are too short.

Can you guys steer me towards a midrange suit that fits the bill? Wedding is around the corner and im starting to freak out a little.




Is this jcrew ludlow in linen going to be a shit quality?
if you have to go linen for your wedding, at least avoid patch pockets and other casual features. The second suit (golden) has a better cut for the occasion. The ideal would be something like the second picture but in Blu
post #184 of 1665
^Good insight, thank you sir!

This apc suit looks nice, can someone give me insight on the material, does the wool blend indicate that it would be of heavier weight?
http://uscheckout.apc.fr/browse.cfm/4,2836.html?nav=men&subnav=jackets

From APC:

lightly crisp italian fabric. 52% Linen. 48% Wool. Fitted look. Two buttons. Thin shoulder pads. Raglan breast pocket. Piped side pockets with flap. Darts on front. Buttoned slit at wrist. Single vent. Inside piped pockets, one with button and loop closure. Body lined in cotton. Arms lined in satin weave viscose with contrasting stripes. Buttons in genuine horn.
post #185 of 1665
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Originally Posted by eglbc View Post

I see your in portland, is there anywhere in town you'd recommend?

To buy a suit for your wedding? Very seriously, I would still go with Kent Wang's MTM option as opposed to something OTR: http://www.kentwang.com/about/suits

 

If the suit needs any final tweaks, I'd take it to Sylvian at European Master Tailor.

post #186 of 1665
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Originally Posted by eglbc View Post

I see your in portland, is there anywhere in town you'd recommend?

You can try the Brooks Brothers Downtown. They have quite a few cotton suits available, they may not all be in the store but they can order them...and they are total pros who can give you the fit and tailoring you need:


http://www.brooksbrothers.com/mens/suits/0216,default,sc.html?prefn1=fabric&prefv1=Cotton
post #187 of 1665
I should also mention im a SW&D guy, so any ideas that lean towards that direction would be good.

Looking into kent wang.

Thanks fellas!
post #188 of 1665

Wedding bowtie question. So my bride and I are getting married at an afternoon outside ceremony in upstate NY. I'm comissioning a blue custom 2pc SB suit (one button) in Dormeuil mohair suit. I'd love to get a 3pc, but it's going to be the middle of July, and I'm trying my hardest not to sweat like crazy. Anyways, my question is this:

 

My bride wants me to wear an ivory (cream) bowtie that is also textured with lines in the same color. First, I'm wondering if this is an okay option, and secondly what colored shirt would you wear - or does it have to be white? She wants me to get a light peach shirt to match her dress, but I'm not sure if that's a smart move. I mean, our wedding is going to be a little on the casual side since it's outside in the garden. But I don't want to look back at my pictures and look like a clown or something. I'm also wearing lighter brown shoes, these may change, but for now I'm going for brown; again in the interest of the garden wedding. I like the way bowties look, and I know since I'm wearing a stoller/lounge suit, I should probably wear a long tie.?.

 

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.

 

Oh, either way, I'll be getting the shirt made most likely by Carl.

post #189 of 1665
Nothing wrong with a bow tie per se. However (as you will have discovered by reading this thread):

- NEVER try and match the bride.
- Do not give the bride too much influence over what you wear. Self-stripes in neckwear are rarely a good idea. Ivory bow ties during the day are virtually never a good idea, unless you're an Oxford student off to an exam.

Now, with an informal summer wedding, you may want to consider a pastel, neat print. Something like this:

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Shirt can be white, or perhaps white collar, light blue body. I understand you are concerned about a three-piece in the summer heat, but with a two-piece suit, there's a lot of shirt between the bow tie and the button. You may want to consider a linen waistcoat - this will wear cool enough. Consider this image from the Good Taste thread:

post #190 of 1665
Thread Starter 
In addition to Rogers thoughts:

Good choice. I'm getting the same, with peak lapels.

I'd suggest avoiding the light brown shoes with a navy suit. At least go to medium brown.

What about a very light blue shirt with a more traditional tie pattern like this one:

http://store.asuitablewardrobe.net/navyandcreamcheckedlimitededitionbowtie-2.aspx

Many options here:

http://www.lenoeudpapillon.com/collection.php

"Mac" might be a good compromise with your bride.
post #191 of 1665
I'm having my groomed wear the same colour suit, but choose it themselves. Do you think they should be solid colour, or will a subtle pattern still work. They will all be in grey suits. We have not yet decided between charcoal or medium grey. My brother in law is asking about a subtle pin stripe or check. I worry we might lose the coordinated look.
post #192 of 1665
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

I'm having my groomed wear the same colour suit, but choose it themselves. Do you think they should be solid colour, or will a subtle pattern still work. They will all be in grey suits. We have not yet decided between charcoal or medium grey. My brother in law is asking about a subtle pin stripe or check. I worry we might lose the coordinated look.

Pin stripes are for business, not a wedding. Checks can look weird on a suit IMO unless it's full on Prince of Wales or a country suit, neither of which would really be appropriate at a wedding.

Stick with solids.

Charcoal is more formal than mid-grey, and more people are likely to already have one, but either is a good option. Mid-grey could especially work well if it's a summer wedding.

And don't worry that everyone will look the same--everyone's suits will be sufficiently different I am sure. Besides, you can always just buy them all nice but different wedding ties.
post #193 of 1665

I was looking at that picture the other day, and I've decided that I like that type of look better than a matching 3-piece suit. I believe I saw a Charles Tywhitt linen waistcoat, but I'm not sure about their quality. I'd love to have a really good one made, if possible, in the older "lower opening" style. But if I can get one OTR that's good quality, then of course that saves me some dough!

 

Thanks, unberlragazzo for the links. It's funny, I showed her the second link and she did like the Mac without me even prompting her. I just want to look as classic and put together as possible. I'm spending a lot of money on the suit because of this, now I guess I have to sell these Harris Balmorals I bought a month back. They're still brand new as I wasn't going to wear them before my wedding day. They also looked much darker on Barney's website than they do in person. Oh, well, ebay here I come... I guess I can post them on SF as well.

post #194 of 1665
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Originally Posted by candyspan View Post

Wedding bowtie question. So my bride and I are getting married at an afternoon outside ceremony in upstate NY. I'm comissioning a blue custom 2pc SB suit (one button) in Dormeuil mohair suit. I'd love to get a 3pc, but it's going to be the middle of July, and I'm trying my hardest not to sweat like crazy. Anyways, my question is this:

My bride wants me to wear an ivory (cream) bowtie that is also textured with lines in the same color. First, I'm wondering if this is an okay option, and secondly what colored shirt would you wear - or does it have to be white? She wants me to get a light peach shirt to match her dress, but I'm not sure if that's a smart move. I mean, our wedding is going to be a little on the casual side since it's outside in the garden. But I don't want to look back at my pictures and look like a clown or something. I'm also wearing lighter brown shoes, these may change, but for now I'm going for brown; again in the interest of the garden wedding. I like the way bowties look, and I know since I'm wearing a stoller/lounge suit, I should probably wear a long tie.?.

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.

Oh, either way, I'll be getting the shirt made most likely by Carl.

I think an ivory tie is for a tuxedo, not a suit. Do not go with a peach shirt to match ....you and your bride are not a vaudeville act. Also, if you sweat it will show up more than if you wear a white shirt. I think light yellow ties look nice with blue suits, especially in the summer.
post #195 of 1665
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Pin stripes are for business, not a wedding. Checks can look weird on a suit IMO unless it's full on Prince of Wales or a country suit, neither of which would really be appropriate at a wedding.

Stick with solids.

Charcoal is more formal than mid-grey, and more people are likely to already have one, but either is a good option. Mid-grey could especially work well if it's a summer wedding.

And don't worry that everyone will look the same--everyone's suits will be sufficiently different I am sure. Besides, you can always just buy them all nice but different wedding ties.

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