Official Wedding Attire Question/Answer/Picture Thread - Page 43
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If the bride/ groom/ bride's mother holy trinity has already settled on matching formalwear then let's make sure that they get good quality stuff that will fit not look like shit 20 years later. As opposed to saying "oh no....you just CAN'T rent formalwear!!!!."
Even if you have to buy yourself an outfit for one of the groomsmen, you could get it done reasonably for a few hundred bucks (things get much easier when you don't need them all to match). This is in comparison to forcing every one of them to spend $200, as well as a couple of hours picking up and dropping off the stuff. That's on top of having to wear something that looks worse than what you already own. In terms of convenience and expense to the party, rentals are obviously worse.
If the bride and MotB are fixated in formal wear, that's a separate issue. Then the groom just has to decide if he cares that much or not. But that's not really what we're discussing here.
Right. Because wedding photos from before the formalwear rental industry became prominent all look like crap and photographers never take good pictures of groups of people who are not wearing the exact same thing...
The above point, as I see it: rented clothing (and the idea of perfectly-matched groomsmen) reeks of playing dress-up.
If everybody instead shows up wearing suits that fit properly in dark colors with white shirts and appropriate ties, it looks like a gathering of grown-ass men.
To me, it's about whether you want the feel of it to be like a middle school Christmas pageant, with the players dolled up in fancy dress costumes, or whether you want it to look like two adults, making a very serious promise to each other in front of their supporting friends and family. The turn to matching costumes has come along with thinking of the wedding as a kind of performance or production, which has been encouraged by the wedding planning industry, rather than a ceremony and a celebration.
This. Exactly this.
Opinions. Help. Fashion.Well i have this wedding i will be attending.
But i need help with a outfit i have in mind.
So i need your help to let me know if its a yes or no.
Turquoise dress pants, white dress shirt, beige sport coat, and if possible a bow tie? So whats your opinion? Feel free to ask any questions to get a better answer
After lurking on here for years I decided to join and ask for advice.
With my summer wedding quickly approaching I need confirmation/feedback as to the shoes that I should wear.
To start with I had my shirt and suit made by maxwells clothiers. I picked a light gray suit because it is a summer wedding and it's a look I've liked and have wanted to try out for a while. I will be wearing a white shirt and tie is to be determined (has to have some purple in it to go with the color theme of the wedding - feel free to make suggestions).
For shoes I want something rich in color, I am pretty set on a rich brown. I feel it may be a bit daring, especially with a light suit and this is why I am here asking you for feedback.
I love classic Allen Edmonds, these two in particular are my favourite:
I like these even more, but at $475 a pair, it's a bit steep for me.
The suit. I wore some existing brown shoes, hard to tell from the iphone pics. This is to reference the suit colour/fit (any input is welcome).
I saw this a long time ago and it stuck in my head, kind of the look I am going for: