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post #271 of 1582
Awesome suggestions guys....just for clarity, when you say slick white pocket square, do you mean high quality, or what exactly makes it slick?
post #272 of 1582
Oh...just nice quality and placed in a stylish way....
post #273 of 1582
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Originally Posted by vodwat View Post

My question is, what can I do (if I even need to), to stand out, without destroying the black-tie ensemble. 

If you really want to stand apart, wear a white carnation in your lapel and have the groomsmen wear red carnations in theirs.
post #274 of 1582
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Originally Posted by vodwat View Post

I am being told by numerous individuals (and I read in some guides) that, as the groom, I should be differentiated from the rest of the groomsmen (i.e., that I should stand out from the group).

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!

The quoted bit above is what you'd expect to hear from Men's Wearhouse or one of those professional wedding planners. Neither of those existed back when tuxedos were worn on a regular basis. Hmm....

I'd suggest checking out the advice two-thirds of the way down this page. It should point you in acceptable directions. Consider taking just one or two of the six suggestions presented.
post #275 of 1582
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post


Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!

The quoted bit above is what you'd expect to hear from Men's Wearhouse or one of those professional wedding planners. Neither of those existed back when tuxedos were worn on a regular basis. Hmm....

I'd suggest checking out the advice two-thirds of the way down this page. It should point you in acceptable directions. Consider taking just one or two of the six suggestions presented.

 

thank you!  i have no idea how i missed that section of the black tie guide.  i think the best solution for me is a formal white waistcoat with mother of pearl studs.  any pitfalls with this approach? 

post #276 of 1582
No. Just make sure you don't have one of those horrible pin-on boutonnieres.
post #277 of 1582
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

No. Just make sure you don't have one of those horrible pin-on boutonnieres.

my fiance is handling the flowers and i think she ordered a boutonniere but i have no specifics as to what kind.  what form do i need to preserve the integrity of the black tie? sorry another newb question. 

post #278 of 1582
Thread Starter 
You're probably SOL on that one. Boutonnieres that I have seen at weddings are always weighty and outsized. Ideally you want something that you can put through the buttonhole in your lapel, rather than something that has to be pinned to the lapel - which can be bad for the lapel if you're wearing silk facings.
post #279 of 1582
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

You're probably SOL on that one. Boutonnieres that I have seen at weddings are always weighty and outsized. Ideally you want something that you can put through the buttonhole in your lapel, rather than something that has to be pinned to the lapel - which can be bad for the lapel if you're wearing silk facings.

 

i hate those outsized boutonnieres. now i understand the "pin" comment. i will see what i can do with my fiance/florist! thanks smile.gif

post #280 of 1582
Thread Starter 
Underside of your lapel should have a little loop of silk under the buttonhole to help hold the flower as well.
post #281 of 1582
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Underside of your lapel should have a little loop of silk under the buttonhole to help hold the flower as well.
And if it doesn't, it's a piece of cake to sew one on. I've done it for every suit jacket and sportcoat I own that didn't come with one.
post #282 of 1582
Could use some input on 18k vs. 14k yellow gold for my wedding band. Anybody have an 18k and regret it due to excessive scratching/denting? I'm set on a traditional yellow gold band and prefer the deeper color of 18k but am very active and wouldn't want the ring to be ridiculously scratched within a year or two.

Thanks for any input.
post #283 of 1582
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Originally Posted by vodwat View Post

thank you!  i have no idea how i missed that section of the black tie guide.  i think the best solution for me is a formal white waistcoat with mother of pearl studs.  any pitfalls with this approach? 
The only thing I can think of is that you will probably look better (taller, leaner) with a black waistcoat.
post #284 of 1582
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post


The only thing I can think of is that you will probably look better (taller, leaner) with a black waistcoat.


i absolutely agree. i'm pretty average build, but this is all the more motivation for me to get more trim...

post #285 of 1582

Hi all,

Was wondering if I could get some help as well.

My wedding is in September. I bought my suit from Hugo Boss last week, had it altered to fit me (I'm short 5'2") and all looks fine.

I need shoes to go with it. Ideally Hugo Boss as well... do you guys have any recommendation?

This is the suit: http://store-uk.hugoboss.com/Pure-new-wool-suit-%27Amaro/Heise%27/hbeu50175354,en_GB,pd.html&cgid=21100#!i%3D6%26color%3D415_Navy

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