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.
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.
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.
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.