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post #211 of 1595
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

I wouldn't do a lavender shirt....

 I'll look into winchester shirts, I like that they add some colour, but can still have white in there too. People will definitely know who's who, there'll be about 85 people. Thank you for your insight Roger.

 

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


Agreed, don't do a lavender shirt....

I'm definitely going to avoid the lavender shirts, I think they're fine for work or a night out but not our wedding. I've even decided to drop the purple completely and go with blue. The suits were going to be lined with a dark purple material which I'd now like to have in dark blue now, but I don't believe that's offered by institchu, I may have to go for a grey that's a couple of shades darker than the suits.

 

We'll go with white for my shirt and light blue for my mates. As far as pocket squares go, I wasn't going to match the ties exactly, but perhaps with a pattern that features blue in it, like the Kent Wang Notre Dame pocket square I mentioned previously. I'll stay with white linen for myself, but I guess the groomsmen could have white too.

 

Having two piece suits for the groomsmen is an excellent idea, neither of them are fans of suits at all. My best man doesn't even own one! But I was hoping to convert them... Thank you Aravenel.

 

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post


I've not read the other replies yet...

I did mean "riff raff" in jest and I was referring to family and friends, I won't refer to them in that way again.

 

institchu are a company that you can order suits over the internet like Black Lapel and Indochino, but with the added advantage that they have an office in Sydney, Australia where they can measure us personally and avoid any rookie errors in measurements that I certainly would make. Plus, after the suits and shirts have been made, we can go back to the office where we try everything on and then decide if anything needs to be altered. The wedding isn't until November and institchu claim about 3-4 weeks to make the suits. Having said that, I'd still like us to go and be measured up and get the ball rolling in the next month or two just to allow plenty of time.

 

It's a 2pm wedding and it may be quite warm, so I thought a light grey would be ok. Actually, a glen plaid was my first choice but my fiancee put the kybosh on anything with more detail than a pick and pick. The ticket pocket I could have only on my suit, it's mainly an extravagance I wanted because of Goldfinger.

 

I was going to have us all in the same colour tie (I was now thinking navy blue) but different colours would liven things up a bit. theknottery.com do reasonably priced grenadine ties in black, navy and chocolate brown too, which would be more formal than a silk knit. With pocket squares, white linen will certainly be what I have, but for the groomsmen, I really don't have the PS know-how to pick something (other than white linen) that will work. On the suits I've seen on this forum, a lot of the pocket squares are more adventurous than what I would think of. I think I'd choose something that many would consider too "safe", like a gingham or paisley. For a pale blue shirt and navy tie, would something like these be ok in your opinion?

 

 

I've always had plain black shoes, but I've never had derbies or oxfords before, so I'd really be branching out if I got some oxfords with punched toe caps and all the rest. Still, I'd be interested in trying something different. Thank you for your post, it's been very helpful.

post #212 of 1595
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I would be tempted just to get white linen PSs for the groomsmen as well. It's something that never looks matchy even when three guys are wearing one. But if you want to branch out, I'd at least stay with lighter colors. Light shirt, dark tie, medium/dark suit, light PS is the easiest combination to execute successfully.
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post #213 of 1595

As much as I like the pink Penrose PS and the periwinkle diamond PS, I think I'll take your advice and go with white linen pocket squares all round. Thank you again, your assistance is much appreciated.

post #214 of 1595
I think white linen is a great choice...it's a good, clean look for a wedding.
post #215 of 1595
Ok, I need to know what would bw ecthe optimum length and width for my wedding tie, and whether its best to have an actual textured tie. Such as a woven silk shepherds check, or a printed version of one of the classics. I really like T&A small houndstooth, but feel ita a bit wide for my broad 5'8" frame. I'm a fitness fanatic so I have a largish chest, and smaller waist. OTR suits are normally a disaster. Anyways I checked Sam Hober's site but didn't see any woven options available in wedding patterns atm. Am I looking on the right place, or can he usually come with what you ask for as far as material is concerned? I do like some of his PoW but didnt know how a plaid like that would fit my outdoor, summer, garden wedding. You've convinced me that I shouldn't match the color of my brides dress, with which I agree. I'm just tryng to look as formal and classic as possible with my lounge suit for the afternoon wedding. Also I've decided against getting a vest. Any other tie makers I should be looking at?
post #216 of 1595
Your tie width should be in proportion to the lapels on your jacket. If you have a big chest, the lapels should be on the wider side to be in proportion to your frame. Also, what kind of shirt collar will you be using....will there be a spread collar? If so a wider/ thicker tie may fill it better. Length should not be an issue at 5'8".
post #217 of 1595
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post

Your tie width should be in proportion to the lapels on your jacket. If you have a big chest, the lapels should be on the wider side to be in proportion to your frame. Also, what kind of shirt collar will you be using....will there be a spread collar? If so a wider/ thicker tie may fill it better. Length should not be an issue at 5'8".

I'm getting a shirt made with the RLPL keaton collar, a cutaway, so the tie can be on the thick
side. I happen to like the sharpness that collar gives to the look. The custom suit I'm having made, we are doing normal (classic) width lapels, not the narrow ones. So it should be good to go. I'll be sure to post pictures from the big day!
post #218 of 1595
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Originally Posted by candyspan View Post

I'm getting a shirt made with the RLPL keaton collar, a cutaway, so the tie can be on the thick
side. I happen to like the sharpness that collar gives to the look. The custom suit I'm having made, we are doing normal (classic) width lapels, not the narrow ones. So it should be good to go. I'll be sure to post pictures from the big day!

I'm doing the same thing, unfortunately they don't offer the keaton collar on black label MTM.
post #219 of 1595
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post

Your tie width should be in proportion to the lapels on your jacket. If you have a big chest, the lapels should be on the wider side to be in proportion to your frame. Also, what kind of shirt collar will you be using....will there be a spread collar? If so a wider/ thicker tie may fill it better. Length should not be an issue at 5'8".

If you are going custom, then definitely get a three-piece...how many times are you going to be the center-of-attention for an entire day in a custom suit? Go for The Full Monty.
post #220 of 1595
Can anyone suggest a nice linen shirt to wear with this suit?


Would dirty bucks be a good shoe choice? Wedding is casual, in the desert, and hot. I am groom.
post #221 of 1595
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post


If you are going custom, then definitely get a three-piece...how many times are you going to be the center-of-attention for an entire day in a custom suit? Go for The Full Monty.

I would really like a vest with my suit, however, I'm not crazy about a matching 3-piece suit for celebrations. To me it's too "law firm partner" or something. I would, however, consider getting a contrasting vest in a light glenplaid/PoW pattern if this would be better than a simpler 2-piece. Another reason why I was a bit afraid of getting a vest is that we will be outside in the middle of July, and it may be very hot. This may be my biggest dilemma of the whole event. Especially since a vest in the dormeuil mohair would cost as much as a nice new pair of black shoes, something else I still need to purchase. I could possibly do a PoW from Scabal or something for a lower price than the dormeuil mohair, and it could provide that "punch" I'm looking for. But I still want to look as formal as possible... So torn... confused.gif

post #222 of 1595
LIght brown suede Oxfords or Monks, if you're going for the casual vibe.
post #223 of 1595
LIght brown suede Oxfords or Monks, if you're going for the casual vibe.
post #224 of 1595

Hi Bungle,

I'm very glad to hear that you are considering using InStitchu for your wedding suits. In regards to your desired dark blue suit lining, we can definitely arrange this for you. We have a huge number of fabrics and linings that are not yet available online.

Please get in touch as soon as you want to arrange a time to meet with one of our Style Consultants. You are more than welcome to come and visit us in our showroom. Alternatively, we can come to you.

Regards,

The InStitchu Team

post #225 of 1595
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Originally Posted by eglbc View Post

Can anyone suggest a nice linen shirt to wear with this suit?


Would dirty bucks be a good shoe choice? Wedding is casual, in the desert, and hot. I am groom.

Dirty bucks could look good with that.

Do you mean a linen dress shirt or a more casual variant? Shirt size? You're in the USA?
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