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post #511 of 1593

Hey guys

 I am going crazy, so please give your thoughts on my situation. (Getting married, night, formal)

I really appreciate your time

 

In this Sh**t hole where i live (Cyprus) there is nothing to choose from. Great for vacation but bad for shoping

 

Zegna store turned out to have 90% Z Zegna and just a few not-my-size Erm. Zegna suits

So my choice is 

1) 2000$ Zegna MTM from the same store

2) bespoke suit from only tailor i can find on internet in Thessaloniki Greece ( i go there for a trips often). The price is around 1500$ 

only thing i could find on him is a text on his website that goes like this

 

"Merkos  Manolopoulos was born in 1979. From childhood preoccupation with tailor garment was inevitable. He accepted the first base and first influenced by his father George Manolopoulos who was a tailor and had crafts clothing.

 

The course of study is drawn between Thessaloniki, Athens and Italy in costume and fashion design. Prior to designing the clothes that we know today, we find collaborations with satellite television producers, celebrity photography, and advertising productions in costume and stylistic piece. After 3 years course and influences from England and Italy in the field of bespoke clothing, the 2007 creates a personal atelier in the center of Thessaloniki."

 

I would find most welcome any suggestion or idea

 

 

Thank you so much

post #512 of 1593
Bane, what's your size? Budget? Clothing habits? Are you ok with spending 2000 on a suit? Do you want a suit, or a dinner jacket?
post #513 of 1593
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Bane, what's your size? Budget? Clothing habits? Are you ok with spending 2000 on a suit? Do you want a suit, or a dinner jacket?

(European size) 50 is my suit size but i think 48 jacket is better looking on me. Nontheless 50 will do with some minor tailor correction (US size i believe is equivalent to 40)

 

Budget is 1500$ but if there is no option, i will go to 2000$, what can i do.

 

Clothing habits..well I like slim line suits, i like wearing suits in general, though i dont have lots of occations to wear full suit (once per months maybe). At work i dont wear suits. Just shirt and trousers 

 

I would like some formal wear for my wedding.

 

Thank you becnal

post #514 of 1593
Well Bane, if you want formal wear, then it sounds you should wear a tuxedo. Especially since it's an evening event, right? Have you considered having a tuxedo?
post #515 of 1593
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Well Bane, if you want formal wear, then it sounds you should wear a tuxedo. Especially since it's an evening event, right? Have you considered having a tuxedo?
Where from?
There is nothing decent here ready to wear..
There are some stores that have tuxedos that are so shiny you could see your reflection..very bad
Only Option for tux or suit is that tailor I talked about...or Zegna mtm

What's Your pick


Cheers
post #516 of 1593
If you want formal, then you really want a tuxedo. And there's nothing better looking on a guy than a classic tuxedo. Black, single breasted, peak lapel dinner jacket. Look at thishttp://www.blacktieguide.com/Classic/Classic_Tuxedos.htm. If you really like it, I'll help you make it happen. I've given away 5 new tuxedos in the last few months.
post #517 of 1593
post #518 of 1593
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

If you want formal, then you really want a tuxedo. And there's nothing better looking on a guy than a classic tuxedo. Black, single breasted, peak lapel dinner jacket. Look at thishttp://www.blacktieguide.com/Classic/Classic_Tuxedos.htm. If you really like it, I'll help you make it happen. I've given away 5 new tuxedos in the last few months.

I am sorry but a "dinner suit", Tuxedo etc, is not appropriate in a church setting in Europe, so no matter the time, the Banebt said it was a church wedding. Only at a specific separate (e.g. different day from the Church ceremony) dinner reception It could be accetable. It is important to understand local customs and not make look the groom ridiculus by giving him advice from Germany with an American views on wedding. In USA it may be different, but hey they get married in a tux in the morning as well....

Banebt go for a well made three pieces suit. I have attended many weddings in Southern Italy in June/July with temperatures of 29-33 Celsius and the groom was in a 3pcs... I was at a Christening in Naples this past Sunday, was wearing a 2pcs royal blue suit with a twill shirt and 31 Celsius and it was fine...
post #519 of 1593
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

The suit you picked is good. If you want something more formal, then go for a "stroller". The top level of daytime formal wear is a morning coat. The second level is a stroller. It's a black jacket, grey trousers, light grey vest, and a tie such as silver or light blue. Third level of formality would be your grey suit above.

But there's no reason you can't get this all in Cyprus.

Www.morningdressguide.com should be able to fill you in on a stroller. It's the same outfit you'd wear with a morning coat, but you swap the stroller jacket for the morning coat. Also no top hat. If you want a hat, bowler or homburg.
post #520 of 1593
I am bit skeptical to go for Tux via web for two reasons. I dont know how it will look on me and like marcodalondra said, maybe i will be safer with 3 piece suit. Not that tux will be bad, but the church is during the afternoon and after that is the cocktail followed by dinner. If there was a descent tux to try here and see if i like myself in it i would consider it but order my first tux for my wedding over web makes me very uncomfortable.
 
So I am going with 3 piece suit i guess. Tomorrow i have booked in Zegna for consultation for MTM and on Monday in Thessaloniki, Greece i booked consultation with that tailor. 
If you can put your thoughts on these two choices it will be VERY helpful to me. Moreover if you have any advice what to look and ask on these two consultations please share it. I am basing my whole decision on this forum here as you lot are so helpful 
In both cases i am going either charcoal 3 piece suit with white vest and silver tie or navy blue 3 piece suit with white vest and tie
 
BTW if you come to Cyprus you are invited to my Wedding :)  It is like open event here. Believe it or not the tradition here is to have more than 1000 or 2000 guests to the cocktail. Mine is less than 800 ppl and all say "oooh small wedding it is eh"
 
Thank you guys, you are really helping here
 
Bane
post #521 of 1593
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Originally Posted by marcodalondra View Post

I am sorry but a "dinner suit", Tuxedo etc, is not appropriate in a church setting in Europe.

No argument there. I didn't realise there was a church ceremony beforehand. I was focusing on the evening festivities.
post #522 of 1593
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I would be inclined to go with the Zegna MTM. Bespoke is a process, and the first suit is rarely perfect.

Not that I expect the Zegna to be perfect on the first try either, but given that it is checking boxes and altering an existing pattern, I'd imagine it would work better. Also, given that it's presumably being made the same places all Zegna MTM suits are, you know it's being made in a factory that does this a lot and knows what it is doing, vs the bespoke tailor you've never dealt with.
post #523 of 1593
Hmm... Another though that is both a style and etiquette question I guess. I've just realized that with the exception of the best man, non of my groomsmen own anything close to resembling a respectable pair a dress shoes. I was thus thinking of asking them since I would not be making them waste $150+ on suit rental, could they each commit to buying a pair of matching shoes (either Oxford caps or maybe double monks to stand out a bit).

Is this a good idea or would we all look ridiculous in matching shoes (but only like colored suits)?

Whilst I haven't tried them myself I've heard good things about meermin and their shoes aren't much more expensive than a suit hire costs in my town. Also wedding isn't until next feb so crazy long delivery times isn't bad.

Of course the ulterior motive here is to sneak a new pair for myself past the boss. wink.gif. Otherwise if be wearing my EG Chelsea's which are obv perfect for the occasion but are new..
post #524 of 1593
They have suits but no shoes?
post #525 of 1593

Of course they do. But this is Australia, where the average guy considers Florsheims great quality footwear and 2 members of the bridal party afaik have never spent more than $60 on a pair of dress shoes. The shoes my brother wears to work atm actually have "leather look" uppers.

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