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post #2251 of 2511
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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#
I've never heard of Meermin before. Their stuff appears to be a pretty solid value based on my first glance.
post #2252 of 2511

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I've never heard of Meermin before. Their stuff appears to be a pretty solid value based on my first glance.

 

I've only got one pair but I think they are really good value and will buy some more in future (take a bit of breaking in though) - there's an extensive thread about Meermin, which may be of interest: 

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/277707/meermin-mallorca-shoes  

post #2253 of 2511
Some good ideas...



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post #2255 of 2511
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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!


Actually, if you're having the suit made to your specifications anyway, there's another way to add Scottish detailing - pocket flaps on the bottom pockets of the vest (though I don't know how well this would work with a DB vest), and/or a cuff detail on the sleeves of the jacket.  It would make the suit stand out in a good way, with a touch of Scottishness.  The tartan should probably be constrained to a tie that you can wear any time.


Please excuse the fact that the bottom two are in tweed and not a more formal fabric, but this is the exact cuff detail.  With regular suit buttons instead of rough horn or metal, I think these would look quite subdued - only those in the know would be able to pick out that it's a Scottish thing, but that's good enough.

post #2256 of 2511
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Actually, if you're having the suit made to your specifications anyway, there's another way to add Scottish detailing - pocket flaps on the bottom pockets of the vest (though I don't know how well this would work with a DB vest), and/or a cuff detail on the sleeves of the jacket.  It would make the suit stand out in a good way, with a touch of Scottishness.  The tartan should probably be constrained to a tie that you can wear any time.


Please excuse the fact that the bottom two are in tweed and not a more formal fabric, but this is the exact cuff detail.  With regular suit buttons instead of rough horn or metal, I think these would look quite subdued - only those in the know would be able to pick out that it's a Scottish thing, but that's good enough.

 

Great suggestions, thank you. I am looking into them with my tailor at the moment.

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Hi everyone


Edited by hahabowen - 2/3/16 at 3:45pm
post #2258 of 2511

Hello SF community.

 

Getting married this summer and thinking of the following outfit for an evening reception. Have yet to hit the stores. Most likely will be off-the-rack or MTM if the price is right.

 

Three piece suit

- Midgnight blue or navy color. (Possibly find a suit in these color with a subtle interesting fabric).

- Peaked lapels.

- Waistcoat.

- Black cap-toe or wholecut oxford shoes.

- white shirt with spread collar and cufflinks.

 

Few questions:

- Would a midnight blue or navy suit be appropriate?

- Natural or roped shoulder on the suit?

- Thoughts on getting peak lapels?

- Should the waistcoat be another contrasting color?

- Bow-tie or regular tie? What color?


Your help and thoughts are appreciated.

 

Thanks

post #2259 of 2511
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- Would a midnight blue or navy suit be appropriate?
Either is fine in the evening. Navy is more versatile for daywear.

- Natural or roped shoulder on the suit?
Personal preference. Roped is more dramatic.

- Thoughts on getting peak lapels?
Wedding suit? Do it.

- Should the waistcoat be another contrasting color?
Up to you. Waistcoats are pretty cheap: I'd get one in the suit fabric and one in a cream linen.

- Bow-tie or regular tie? What color?
With a vest or double-breasted coat, personal preference. If unvested single breasted coat, four-in-hand. Color like this if four-in-hand. If bowtie plus vest in the evening, bowtie can be in those colors or solid black.

Get it MTM rather than OTR. You'll be glad you did.

Also check out this thread.
post #2260 of 2511
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Hello SF community. - Bow-tie or regular tie? What color?

Long wedding tie. smile.gif



https://www.kentwang.com/ties/glen-plaid.html
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Many thanks fellas.

 

Say I want to spice up the outfit and add some color. Would it be ok wear a tie with a brighter color like a burgundy or burnt orange or something. To lighten up the outfit and take it away from supreme formality?

 

Also from most people's experience, is a navy suit good wedding groom attire for an evening reception? Also as it is a summer wedding but the venue will be indoors, I thought a navy suit with a subtle pattern would be good. I prefer not to go charcoal and definitely not black.

 

And I forgot one question in my initial post. Should the waistcost have lapels itself? And if yes, I assume the peaked lapels of the jacket should be mirrored on the waistcoat with peaked lapels.

 

Thanks

post #2262 of 2511
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Originally Posted by suitandboot View Post


Many thanks fellas.

Say I want to spice up the outfit and add some color. Would it be ok wear a tie with a brighter color like a burgundy or burnt orange or something. To lighten up the outfit and take it away from supreme formality?

Also from most people's experience, is a navy suit good wedding groom attire for an evening reception? Also as it is a summer wedding but the venue will be indoors, I thought a navy suit with a subtle pattern would be good. I prefer not to go charcoal and definitely not black.

And I forgot one question in my initial post. Should the waistcost have lapels itself? And if yes, I assume the peaked lapels of the jacket should be mirrored on the waistcoat with peaked lapels.

Thanks

Wedding tie is the most traditional option. I would avoid burgundy or burnt orange for a wedding. If you want to be more colorful and eschew tradition (one few people pay much attention to, as awesome as it is anyways), I think pink or lilac are better bets. A navy suit is fine. I'd go with plain over a pattern, but if you must do a pattern, a very subtle windowpane or glen plaid is better than stripes, which should be avoided. Navy is the best choice compared with charcoal for summer, IMO, and you could even go a shade lighter to RAF blue.

Waistcoat can have lapels. They don't necessarily have to mirror the peak lapels of the jacket. A DB shawl lapel waistcoat can be quite elegant. Also think about whether you want to wear a waistcoat during summer (even if indoors, you may be outside for a bit, need to be sure AC is reliable).
post #2263 of 2511
Evening gentleman.

I'm a groomsmen in my friends wedding in April and he has asked my opinion on ties for him and the rest of us...

We will all be wearing navy suits (non matching per say) with white shirts. Certainly not the most formal but nonetheless I'm looking for a suggestion to finish the outfits.

First, groom gets same tie as groomsmen?
Bow ties? Perhaps black?
Typical wedding tie, silver or something conservative?
Do I go as far as to suggest squares as well?
I've googled and have stumbled across a few options I liked but certainly getting a consensus from the experts would be appreciated.

We are all 30somethings and as you can tell by his attire restrictions, we don't take ourselves too seriously. But we do however want to look good icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thanks in advance.
post #2264 of 2511
^ Different wedding tie for everyone. White linen squares.
post #2265 of 2511
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^ Different wedding tie for everyone. White linen squares.
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+1. What he said.
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