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post #646 of 1593

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
post #647 of 1593
Cross posting from the regular forum for advice:

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:

 

post #648 of 1593
Depends on the formality level of the wedding. Neither of the shoes listed are a bad choice, though they are definitely on the more informal side of the spectrum. Black shoes would, obviously, be more formal. Only you can answer that, though.
post #649 of 1593
Fit aside, there is some funky stuff going on with the sleeve length of your jacket vis-a-vis the shirt.

At that price for shoes, I would start looking into Carmina. I do not think there is any problem with you wearing walnut shoes with a light grey suit if that is your thing. It just depends on the formality of the wedding.
post #650 of 1593
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Depends on the formality level of the wedding. Neither of the shoes listed are a bad choice, though they are definitely on the more informal side of the spectrum. Black shoes would, obviously, be more formal. Only you can answer that, though.

 

Do you think black shoes work with a suit that light? I'm not sure they do, which is why I think he is fine with the brown. To go more formal, I think he would need an entirely different suit.
post #651 of 1593
Honestly, they wouldn't be my first choice. Dark brown would be my first choice.

The problem with the Strands is that they are a very bright shade of brown until they get some patina on them. Still not a bad choice though.
post #652 of 1593
Well considering the colour of the suit (far from formal) the wedding isn't super formal. It's a summer wedding at a golf course, keeping it light and fun...I am definitely not into the whole super formal look. As far as the fit of the sleeve, please elaborate. I can post more pics if necessary later today. The pants will be hemmed. Both suit and shirt were done by maxwells, maybe they gave it a bit more slack even though I said to keep everything tight?
post #653 of 1593
I am also pretty set on a richer/more colorful brown opposed to dark brown.
post #654 of 1593
So... What's the question then? Sounds like you're pretty set on what you want for the shoes. Neither are distasteful, so pick which one you like. I do agree that for the price of the second shoe, you should be looking at other brands, though--Crockett & Jones, Carmina, Alden, etc.

FWIW, I do much prefer the color of the second shoe to the first.
post #655 of 1593
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Do you think black shoes work with a suit that light? I'm not sure they do, which is why I think he is fine with the brown. To go more formal, I think he would need an entirely different suit.

One still wears black shoes with a light grey morning suit. Also, I can't find a picture but I'm pretty sure Cary Grant is wearing black shoes with his light grey suit to Foussard's funeral in To Catch a Thief and looks great. I do agree that a truly formal occasion calls for a different suit, though.
post #656 of 1593
If you are set on the suit, and set on the shoe color, just don't automatically jump on the AE bandwagon. At the price you are willing to pay, there are far better options, as suggested. I also would limit the broguing. And can we see a picture of the suit front on? Hard to give fit recs based on what we are seeing.
post #657 of 1593
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Originally Posted by Budget View Post

Well considering the colour of the suit (far from formal) the wedding isn't super formal. It's a summer wedding at a golf course, keeping it light and fun...I am definitely not into the whole super formal look. As far as the fit of the sleeve, please elaborate. I can post more pics if necessary later today. The pants will be hemmed. Both suit and shirt were done by maxwells, maybe they gave it a bit more slack even though I said to keep everything tight?

 

You need some picks with your arms hanging naturally at your sides from both the front and side view. Its tough to say with your arms bent, but the sleeves look too tight.
post #658 of 1593
I will post more pics later tonight. Can you post links to models you are recommending? I am not set on AE, just seems that it's a popular choice and I already have a pair so I know how it will fit and I can buy online. Again I am more than open to suggestions. I like this shoe as well, thoughts? (won't let me link the image) http://www.cheaney.co.uk/contemporary/11/cheaney-cambridge-oxford-in-hand-burnished-dark-leaf
post #659 of 1593
I am partial to Carmina, personally, at that price range. If you contact the guys over at the Armoury, they will help you with sizing. Knowing your size in AE should be sufficient.

Some examples:



post #660 of 1593
I'm not sure I agree on anything mail-order. You generally have to be pretty knowledgeable about how a shoe should fit and know your size in various brands/lasts to get good sizing recommendations. I doubt the OP knows his AE/Alden/C&J size.
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