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post #586 of 1529
Ah ok, sorry thought you were talking about groomsmen. I prefer the drake's tie of the two you posted. The nice thing about "wedding ties" as SF has defined them, is that by having white in them they are lighter in colour and somehow manage to be both smart and jolly at the same time. The canali one looks a little dark and sombre by comparison.

I'd definitely rethink the shoes though - tan shoes with navy suit doesn't look good to my eye, and the countryness of the pebble grain could be at odds with the rest of your outfit (unless maybe it's quite a casual navy suit). Darker brown calf, or even suede in a really dark brown if you want to keep it casual, would be better. Or black.
post #587 of 1529

Yeah, i am not 100% on the tan colour, Its quite hard as i am in Adelaide, Australia and have zero local options for footwear, so i cant try on anything decent to check. Thanks for your feedback though!
 

post #588 of 1529
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Originally Posted by unever View Post

Yeah, i am not 100% on the tan colour, Its quite hard as i am in Adelaide, Australia and have zero local options for footwear, so i cant try on anything decent to check. Thanks for your feedback though!

 
Henry Bucks stocks Loakes. Afaik that's all we have access to in terms of decent footwear and they are way overpriced. You can at least stop by and try sizes and check what classily styled dress shoes look like to get a better idea.
I'm getting my gear in order for the big day atm too and seems like everything is being bought online just due to lack of any suppliers in Radelaide.
Good luck
post #589 of 1529
I'm sure you guys are aware but if not there is a thread for Australian matters somewhere, could be worth checking in there if you haven't already.
post #590 of 1529
Thread Starter 
How much are Loakes there?
post #591 of 1529
About $400+ I think. Their non-sale prices are outrageous unfortunately. But it's the only option in 800km afaik.
post #592 of 1529

I've been invited to a friend's wedding that lists the dress for men as "Cocktail Jackets." Anyone know what this means?

 

For reference, the wedding is at 3pm in California in August and I think it will either be at the beach or at a cliff over the beach. It warned women about footwear because I guess there's some rugged terrain getting to the location.

post #593 of 1529
Thread Starter 
Sounds weird...if they're Californian, I'd guess this means a blazer. In the UK people might interpret cocktail jacket as a dinner jacket, but I think in this case it means blazer. I think if they meant suit they would say suit. Worth asking to be sure though.
post #594 of 1529
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Originally Posted by DougOLis View Post

I've been invited to a friend's wedding that lists the dress for men as "Cocktail Jackets." Anyone know what this means?

For reference, the wedding is at 3pm in California in August and I think it will either be at the beach or at a cliff over the beach. It warned women about footwear because I guess there's some rugged terrain getting to the location.

Sport coat or blazer. Either way, jacket required. Tan cotton suit would be good too.
post #595 of 1529
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Sounds weird...if they're Californian, I'd guess this means a blazer. In the UK people might interpret cocktail jacket as a dinner jacket, but I think in this case it means blazer. I think if they meant suit they would say suit. Worth asking to be sure though.

Yeah, the dinner jacket was my first impression as well but then upon thinking about it for a few seconds I realized that was probably the opposite of what they want.

 

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Sport coat or blazer. Either way, jacket required. Tan cotton suit would be good too.

 

What should I do about trousers? Think the color and style of the sport coat/blazer matters?

post #596 of 1529
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Originally Posted by DougOLis View Post

Yeah, the dinner jacket was my first impression as well but then upon thinking about it for a few seconds I realized that was probably the opposite of what they want.

 

 

What should I do about trousers? Think the color and style of the sport coat/blazer matters?

 

The color certainly matters, the style does to a point. You want to go with pants that contrast with the jacket. Light tan linen would be nice. You could also go with a tropical weight mid to light gray, provided it differentiates itself from worsted.
post #597 of 1529
Hello,
My younger brother (25) is getting married next month.
I am 29 and I think this is my first time buying a suit lol.

The suit is Charcoal but appears black to my eyes and whoever else has seen it. (Both blazer and trousers)

All the lads are wearing Charcoal suits with Silver Waistcoats.

The Groom is wearing a light grey suit/white shirt with a mild sheen to it and silver waistcoast but also wearing a mint green tie to match the brides outfit.

I have two questions I really need advice with:

1) With my charcoal suit/white shirt/silver waistcoast - "What is the best colour Tie to go for" ?
Some people have recommended a silver tie too to match the waistcoast but is that a good idea?
Also what material tie/design?? Plain or stripes or patterened?

2) More importantly for me as I'm quiet choosy when it comes to shoes - "What kind of shoes will go with this outfit" ?
I know commonly it's a safe bet to go with a pair of black leather lace ups but I've seen some black Dsquared2 crocodile shoes which I instantly fell in love with but the problem is a) I'm not sure if they would compliment my outfit on the wedding day and won't look too busy and b) I'm not sure if they can be worn with a suit full stop ?
Here is a link to see what the shoes look like: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310702075059?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

I'd appreciate if someone can give me some advice here as I really want to complete my outfit and only have a few weeks left.

Many thanks in advance
post #598 of 1529
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Originally Posted by hermesman69 View Post

...1) With my charcoal suit/white shirt/silver waistcoast - "What is the best colour Tie to go for" ?
Some people have recommended a silver tie too to match the waistcoast but is that a good idea?
Also what material tie/design?? Plain or stripes or patterened?...

Formal/Wedding Silk Tie #11





Plaid Silk Necktie #8

post #599 of 1529
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Originally Posted by hermesman69 View Post

2) More importantly for me as I'm quiet choosy when it comes to shoes - "What kind of shoes will go with this outfit" ?
I know commonly it's a safe bet to go with a pair of black leather lace ups but I've seen some black Dsquared2 crocodile shoes which I instantly fell in love with but the problem is a) I'm not sure if they would compliment my outfit on the wedding day and won't look too busy and b) I'm not sure if they can be worn with a suit full stop ?
Here is a link to see what the shoes look like: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310702075059?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

I'd appreciate if someone can give me some advice here as I really want to complete my outfit and only have a few weeks left.

Many thanks in advance

Since you already got some suggestions for the tie (the glen plaid is a great choice--as would a navy grenadine), here are some for the shoes: Those are awful. They should not be worn with anything, much less to a wedding.

Black cap toe oxfords are the right answer here.
post #600 of 1529

Coming here to get advice, and asking a question that seems pretty typical. Getting married in December, fiancee wants all the groomsmen to match. I realize that goes against the overwhelming majority of advice here, but most of the groomsmen would not have a suit to wear anyway. I'm opposed to rentals, so if we could use this as an opportunity to buy suiting for a little over the price of a rental, I think most of the guys would go for it. Navy, slim, black tie, under $300. Is this possible? I know it's not ideal, but I'd like to stay out of the rental zone. 6 total suits.

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