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post #2236 of 2500
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Originally Posted by AdductorMagnus View Post

Thanks, I don't like to be wrong.


That makes a lot of sense. Which means I'm wrong
Getting a new coat is not possible. I'll just hope for a nice chill 25C then. Doesn't really matter, it's my wedding, I'll be a sweaty mess anyway.

The shirt can help with that. I'd consider a linen-cotton blend or a cotton voile. They're both dressy shirtings, but run cooler than standard cotton weaves like poplin or pinpoint. And in the case of a 50-50 linen-cotton, it'll wick sweat away too.

If you're going to do a vest, linen is a good idea.
post #2237 of 2500
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Originally Posted by AdductorMagnus View Post

Good stuff here.
I'm wondering if I should forgo the dove waistcoat, in favor of an identical cut in powder blue Irish linen. Then probably stick with my plain white shirt. Thoughts? A bolder tie was suggested for white shirt, something like a navy/silver regimental stripe? I'm quite the sartorial neophyte as yet, bear with me.

Look at some of the ties and waistcoats in the thread some morning suits at an English wedding, there is one shown with a bold stripe.

Ignore the hippie morning suit.
post #2238 of 2500

Fantastic thread. I would like to start off by thanking all of you for your input. This has been an amazing source of information as I prepare to get married in April this year.

 

I am currently having a suit made. It is a dark grey suit with peak lapels and a single button. I will be wearing a double breasted vest underneath it, a very light blue shirt (white shirt wasnt allowed as my fiancee has an ivory dress, thank you wedding industry for that myth!) and will most likely go with a Hober wedding tie (non-stripes) or the glen plaid from Drake's. Shoes will be Carmina black oxford's.

 

I am marrying a wonderful Scottish girl and am looking to include some Scottish details. I have been able to find a mill in Scotland that has her family's tartan on hand. The tartan uses mostly red with blue and green details. It is a very bright coloured tartan that would definitely not be subtle.

 

My first thought was to have the back of the vest and the inside of the suit jacket made with the tartan. This would be subtle but would be a nice detail I could show off during the day.

 

Alternatively, I could have the whole vest made in the tartan, but like I said, this would then be the focus point of the suit due to the bright colour set.

 

My aim with all of this is to have a really traditional set-up. I enjoy following the traditional styling rules and I like that my suit will be muted and timeless.

 

With the above being said, I would love to hear your thoughts on how to best incorporate the family tartan.

post #2239 of 2500
I doubt they would weave in silk (or polyester type fabric) which the lining of the suit jacket needs to be as Scottish mills normally only weave wool, I would splash out and buy two waistcoats one restrained and the other in the tartan for when the dancing starts!
post #2240 of 2500

If they only weave wool I used to have a jacket with a 1cm tartan wool border around the inner pockets rather than standard piping. That might be an option or you could consider doing the underside of the flaps or back collar.

post #2241 of 2500
Perhaps a bit of it made into a pocket pin. Or a button covered in a bit of the pattern and placed in the boutonnière?
post #2242 of 2500

Would these be appropriate for my black-tie rig? That's a grosgrain stripe.

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Also, the semi-stiff fronted shirts I'm looking at are single-cuffed, which I understand is for full dress, and black-tie should be double-cuffed. Faux pas or acceptable for black-tie? I can't seem to find this kind of shirt double-cuffed.

 

post #2243 of 2500
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Originally Posted by AdductorMagnus View Post

Would these be appropriate for my black-tie rig?

Shoes are great. Shirt is fine.
post #2244 of 2500
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Originally Posted by LuNa23 View Post

Fantastic thread. I would like to start off by thanking all of you for your input. This has been an amazing source of information as I prepare to get married in April this year.

I am currently having a suit made. It is a dark grey suit with peak lapels and a single button. I will be wearing a double breasted vest underneath it, a very light blue shirt (white shirt wasnt allowed as my fiancee has an ivory dress, thank you wedding industry for that myth!) and will most likely go with a Hober wedding tie (non-stripes) or the glen plaid from Drake's. Shoes will be Carmina black oxford's.

I am marrying a wonderful Scottish girl and am looking to include some Scottish details. I have been able to find a mill in Scotland that has her family's tartan on hand. The tartan uses mostly red with blue and green details. It is a very bright coloured tartan that would definitely not be subtle.

My first thought was to have the back of the vest and the inside of the suit jacket made with the tartan. This would be subtle but would be a nice detail I could show off during the day.

Alternatively, I could have the whole vest made in the tartan, but like I said, this would then be the focus point of the suit due to the bright colour set.

My aim with all of this is to have a really traditional set-up. I enjoy following the traditional styling rules and I like that my suit will be muted and timeless.

With the above being said, I would love to hear your thoughts on how to best incorporate the family tartan.

Just throwing this out there as I'm genuinely curious myself, but what about kilts? Is it appropriate, tradition-wise, to where a kilt in lieu of a suit? I really don't know.
post #2245 of 2500
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Originally Posted by facet View Post


Just throwing this out there as I'm genuinely curious myself, but what about kilts? Is it appropriate, tradition-wise, to where a kilt in lieu of a suit? I really don't know.

Someone with more knowledge and experience in this matter than I should chime in, but my gut says if it's not part of your own heritage (as seems the case with the poster above), don't do it. If it is part of your heritage, then I think a whole other set of rules for formality and appropriateness would apply.

post #2246 of 2500
If you're Scottish, sure.
post #2247 of 2500
Thoughts on these shoes for black tie?
http://www.colehaan.com/cambridge-plain-oxford-black-patent/C20795.html?dwvar_C20795_color=Black%20Patent#q=patent&start=18

I have to say though, for the price and appearance, I keep coming back to these:
http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/shoes/tuxedo-shoe-black/FW131510.html?cgid=Shoes
Does anyone know what the quality is like on Suitsupply shoes?
post #2248 of 2500
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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

I doubt they would weave in silk (or polyester type fabric) which the lining of the suit jacket needs to be as Scottish mills normally only weave wool, I would splash out and buy two waistcoats one restrained and the other in the tartan for when the dancing starts!

 

You were correct. We confirmed with the mills and the fabric is too heavy for the lining. My budget has been stretched twice already so having two waistcoats made is currently not an option. I do appreciate the suggestion!

 

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Originally Posted by Johnsson View Post
 

If they only weave wool I used to have a jacket with a 1cm tartan wool border around the inner pockets rather than standard piping. That might be an option or you could consider doing the underside of the flaps or back collar.

 

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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Perhaps a bit of it made into a pocket pin. Or a button covered in a bit of the pattern and placed in the boutonnière?

 

These are brilliant! I did not even think about this. I especially like the underside of the flaps, great idea. I will be checking with my tailor to see if this is an option.

 

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Originally Posted by facet View Post


Just throwing this out there as I'm genuinely curious myself, but what about kilts? Is it appropriate, tradition-wise, to where a kilt in lieu of a suit? I really don't know.

 

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Originally Posted by RaggedyDandy View Post
 

Someone with more knowledge and experience in this matter than I should chime in, but my gut says if it's not part of your own heritage (as seems the case with the poster above), don't do it. If it is part of your heritage, then I think a whole other set of rules for formality and appropriateness would apply.

 

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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

If you're Scottish, sure.

 

I agree with the above. I am from the Netherlands and wouldnt feel completely comfortable wearing a full kilt set-up.

 

Thanks again for all your suggestions, greatly appreciated!

post #2249 of 2500
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Originally Posted by primetimeseano View Post

Thoughts on these shoes for black tie?
http://www.colehaan.com/cambridge-plain-oxford-black-patent/C20795.html?dwvar_C20795_color=Black%20Patent#q=patent&start=18

I have to say though, for the price and appearance, I keep coming back to these:
http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/shoes/tuxedo-shoe-black/FW131510.html?cgid=Shoes
Does anyone know what the quality is like on Suitsupply shoes?

I don't know the quality of either, but I'd go with the SuSu. Just my tuppence.
post #2250 of 2500
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Originally Posted by primetimeseano View Post

Thoughts on these shoes for black tie?
http://www.colehaan.com/cambridge-plain-oxford-black-patent/C20795.html?dwvar_C20795_color=Black%20Patent#q=patent&start=18

I have to say though, for the price and appearance, I keep coming back to these:
http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/shoes/tuxedo-shoe-black/FW131510.html?cgid=Shoes
Does anyone know what the quality is like on Suitsupply shoes?


Those Cole Haan Cambridge oxfords appear to be open laced derbies, so would definitely go with the SuSu out of the 2 (although I can't comment on quality). 

 

I have a pair of Meermin shoes which I have personally had no problems with quality wise (others may have had different experiences), and I noticed they do goodyear welted patent oxfords on the same last as my shoes which is a nice shape:

  

https://www.meermin.es/articulo.php?idArt=4216#

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