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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

What color is it?

b & w
post #2207 of 2504
Hi all,

I just created a thread about my tux and then noticed this thread. Here's my original thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/516786/looking-for-advice-feedback-on-wedding-tuxedo

I haven't finalized everything yet, so I'd sure appreciate any feedback you might have!

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by primetimeseano View Post

Hi all,

I've been on here for a long time, but I haven't posted in quite a while. I purchased a made to measure tuxedo for my July wedding today and I was hoping I could get some feedback/advice since I still have time to make changes and I want to make sure I get it right. I'm going for a fairly classic, formal look. Obviously the most important purpose for the tux is my wedding, but it's something I hope to wear a couple of times a year (most likely during wedding season in the summer) for quite some time.

Here's a summary of what I picked out:

Jacket: Midnight blue with black satin peak lapels, one button, working buttonhole on left lapel, slit pockets. I need to check on the vent; I want to get it ventless if possible, but I'll settle for double vents.

Trousers: Midnight blue. I need to check on the band for the seam; I want it to be black satin to match the lapels. I'll be wearing them with black suspenders (which I haven't purchased yet).

Shirt: Plain white without pleats or detailing of any kind. Studs and square French cuffs. Turndown, medium spread collar.

I haven't purchased anything else yet, but I'm thinking I'll do a black satin cummerbund, silver/mother of pearl studs and cufflinks, white silk pocket square and midnight blue socks to match the trousers. On my wedding day, I'll likely wear a white boutonniere.

For shoes, I'll likely purchase something in black patent leather. I have a pair of black Allen Edmonds Park Avenues that I could shine up nicely and wear, but it seems silly not to finish off the look properly. I was thinking these ones from Suitsupply might be a decent, reasonably-priced option (http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/shoes/tuxedo-shoe-black/FW131510.html?cgid=Shoes).

What do you all think of this look? I was really torn between peak and shawl lapels, but I get the sense that peak lapels are seen as more formal/classic. I also read in a few places that a cummerbund looks better with shawl lapels, but the store I purchased the tux from (Harry Rosen) didn't have anything resembling a proper waistcoat; they all looked like vests for three-piece suits, which I don't like. I'd be open to going without a waist covering, but I'm not sure if that's a good idea (although it does seem like it could make for a cleaner overall look, which I like).

Any advice/feedback/thoughts? Also, any ideas on where to look for reasonably priced, decent quality accessories (i.e. studs, pocket square, etc.) and shoes (if not Suitsupply)?

Thanks! biggrin.gif

Your tux sounds great. I wouldn't wear one to a daytime wedding because it's evening wear, but that wasn't your question.

Cummerbund vs vest is only a matter of preference. Their only purpose is to cover the tiny patch of white that's visible above your waist hen you button your coat. I'd get w cummerbund if I were you.
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Your tux sounds great. I wouldn't wear one to a daytime wedding because it's evening wear, but that wasn't your question.

Cummerbund vs vest is only a matter of preference. Their only purpose is to cover the tiny patch of white that's visible above your waist hen you button your coat. I'd get w cummerbund if I were you.
I'm starting to have second thoughts. I didn't realize initially that a tuxedo was considered inappropriate for daytime wear. Our ceremony starts at 1:30 and our reception will start with a cocktail hour at 5:00 followed by dinner at 6:00. A lot of people hate the idea of wearing a tuxedo to a daytime ceremony, even when the reception will be during the evening, although a couple of articles I saw suggested that the end time of the event determines what you wear. I certainly won't be changing midway through, so I want something that's going to carry me through the whole afternoon and evening.

I'm wondering if I should do a dark navy suit (maybe even the same fabric that I picked for the tuxedo) with peak lapels and possibly a black bow tie instead of the full-on tux. What do you guys think? Will it look totally stupid to wear a proper tuxedo for a summer daytime ceremony, or is the fact that the reception will be in the evening enough of an excuse to get away with it?
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Navy suit, white shirt, wedding tie in the silver / grey range.
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Originally Posted by primetimeseano View Post

Will it look totally stupid to wear a proper tuxedo for a summer daytime ceremony?

Sorry, but yes it will. Wear a navy suit as archibald suggests, change your grey tie for a black satin tie for dinner. Though if it were me, I'd change into a dinner suit for dinner.
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A tuxedo is appropriate to wear in the daytime so long as the main event at which it is to be worn begins at or after 6pm. You're in a gray area because your reception starts at 5pm. But hey, it 's 2016 and it's your wedding. Since it's in July (in Alberta?), another option is a cream or sand colored dinner jacket.

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Since it's in July (in Alberta?), another option is a cream or sand colored dinner jacket.
Yep, it's in Alberta. Edmonton. Not the most fashion-forward place, so I'm probably putting a lot more thought into this than any of the guests will.
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You're ceremony is at 1:30. Dinner jackets are not the done thing. But hey, you do you.

Any particular reason why you are against changing before dinner? I've been to many a wedding, including my own, and having an hour to sit, chill, shower and change is a very welcome break to any otherwise hectic day.
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I'm not necessarily against changing, although it would seem a bit odd to me to go from a suit at the ceremony to a tuxedo at the reception, since the ceremony seems like it should be the more formal part (although our ceremony is outside while the reception is at an old, fancy hotel).

My fiancee, on the other hand, hates the idea, since she won't be changing for the reception (her reasoning is she only gets to wear her wedding dress once, which I totally agree with).
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I'd just get the navy suit, especially if you don't already have a nice one.

As an aside, do you really get many opportunities to wear tuxes in Edmonton? I've only been there once (for a friend's wedding as well) so I'm just curious. And a little surprised, actually.
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If your bride is not changing, then it is completely up to you whether to wear a tux the whole day, to wear a suit in the day and the tux in the evening, or to wear a suit the whole day. It's easier for you to change clothes than it is for her.

Places you can wear a tuxedo in Edmonton: the opera, the symphony, the ballet.
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I still say stick with the suit all day. It'd be one thing if you had a 4:30 ceremony and 6:30 reception, where you can argue that the overwhelming majority of the time you'd be in the tuxedo is after 6:00. In this case, your ceremony and reception both start before 6:00. Traditionally, if one were to break rules regarding whether to way daytime or evening formal attire, one could wear daytime attire into the evening but would not wear evening attire in the daytime. Since there's no taboo or issue associated with wearing a suit and tie no matter what time the ceremony and reception are, that's your safer (and smarter) bet.
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As an aside, do you really get many opportunities to wear tuxes in Edmonton? I've only been there once (for a friend's wedding as well) so I'm just curious. And a little surprised, actually.
I'm sure I could find one or two, even if it's just to dinner for fun. Edmonton actually has a pretty solid restaurant scene. I'd be overdressed for sure, but that's never bothered me.
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I'm going to stick with the tux, although since I'm getting a suit anyway, I think I'll switch up my order and get something that would be good for the wedding if I change my mind.

For the tux, I'm going with a midnight blue, one button with a shawl collar. I'm going to see if I can get it ventless. For the lapel covering and strips on the legs, should I do satin or grosgrain? I'm thinking I'll wear it with white suspenders, a black tie and a black cummerbund. For a shirt, I'll do a pique bib with studs. Thoughts? Any recommendations for shoes, studs, etc.? I was thinking Sam Hober for the bow tie.

As for the suit, I'd like something versatile enough to wear to the office for presentations and stuff and to other people's weddings. Maybe funerals too. I have a bunch of standard business suits now. For this one I was thinking a dark navy two button with peak lapels and trousers fitted with buttons for suspenders. Would that cover all the bases?
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