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post #676 of 2365
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Get them all different ones. You probably have plenty of time on the suit, but just be aware that sometimes this doesn't work out. Be ready to go to a store and buy a RTW suit and have it tailored if need be.

I did go try on a bunch of suits a few weeks back to get an idea of what fits I like.  I liked the fit of the Hugo Boss James/Sharp suits, and the Armani suit I tried on. IDK a model for the Armani, just that it was their bottom rung priced suit lol.

 

I know the Hugo Boss suit is not one that will last a long long time for me, but in a pinch it would work.

 

-Scott

post #677 of 2365
Hello Everyone:

Thanks for the replies.

So the blue isn't as bright or neon as it appears in the pictures, but it is still not exactly dark/ midnight. This is the link to the item from Black Lapel's site, which I think it more accurately captures the shade: www.blacklapel.com/suits/two-button-solid-royal-blue-tux-shawl-suit.html.

But now I realize that it's kind of ridiculous to post bad pictures, and then asked for reviews, so I'll try to post some better ones tomorrow.
post #678 of 2365
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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.
A summery morning suit (e.g. Prince Charles'one) is even lighter in shade and must go with black shoes. It is a wedding and what should be a one off occasion, so black shoes are a must, really do not understand all of this "informality" comments: the groom is wearing a suit and tie, it means is formal enough for black shoes.
post #679 of 2365
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Originally Posted by marcodalondra View Post

A summery morning suit (e.g. Prince Charles'one) is even lighter in shade and must go with black shoes. It is a wedding and what should be a one off occasion, so black shoes are a must, really do not understand all of this "informality" comments: the groom is wearing a suit and tie, it means is formal enough for black shoes.

+1.
post #680 of 2365
Thread Starter 
I don't think the argument was that the wedding is so informal as to prohibit black shoes. More that it's informal enough to permit brown shoes. In any case, OP seems to be pretty set against black shoes.
post #681 of 2365
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

As for the BTO wedding, they're the ones that set the dress code for 11:30 am. BTO means if you've got a tux, they'd like you to wear it. So appease them and wear it.

Surely not at 11:30 am though!
post #682 of 2365
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Surely not at 11:30 am though!

It's their wedding. They put black tie on the invite. Other guests will be in black tie. If they said wear Hawaiian shirts, you can't come in suit and tie on principle. By the same token, if they request black tie, you come in black tie if you can.
post #683 of 2365
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

It's their wedding. They put black tie on the invite. Other guests will be in black tie. If they said wear Hawaiian shirts, you can't come in suit and tie on principle. By the same token, if they request black tie, you come in black tie if you can.

I don't know. I think the "optional" gives one leeway to not wear the tuxedo in the first place and generally provides assurances that a good number of people if not a majority will not be wearing a tuxedo. Combine that with the time of day and a suit is probably fine. If the word "optional" wasn't on the invite, I'd agree.
post #684 of 2365
Thread Starter 
A suit is fine, of course. But usually BTO means "black tie if you have it, suit if you don't." It's a dress code chosen by somebody who wants to have a black tie party but doesn't want to exclude anyone based on their lack of a black tie rig.
post #685 of 2365
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I don't think the argument was that the wedding is so informal as to prohibit black shoes. More that it's informal enough to permit brown shoes. In any case, OP seems to be pretty set against black shoes.
The fact is that this thread should be about what is correct to do for a wedding, and many groom to be come here with pretty "set" decision that then by reading comments by other more knowledgable, change their mind. So, we should make sure they understand that a wedding in at least a suit and tie call for black cap toes, that is pretty set. The arguments that were presented this time were that the suit was too light for black shoes, what a non sense. But in general other arguments are presented that are pretty lame too. Once again, suit and tie wedding, formal enough, wear black shoes. Wear brown and you will look like a guest that did not know better, other then the groom
post #686 of 2365
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Originally Posted by marcodalondra View Post

The fact is that this thread should be about what is correct to do for a wedding, and many groom to be come here with pretty "set" decision that then by reading comments by other more knowledgable, change their mind. So, we should make sure they understand that a wedding in at least a suit and tie call for black cap toes, that is pretty set. The arguments that were presented this time were that the suit was too light for black shoes, what a non sense. But in general other arguments are presented that are pretty lame too. Once again, suit and tie wedding, formal enough, wear black shoes. Wear brown and you will look like a guest that did not know better, other then the groom

To be fair, your post is full of quite a bit of nonsense. A wedding in a suit and tie call for black cap toes? While certainly an acceptable shoe, it is not the only one that works here. A daytime wedding on a golf course sounds pretty casual, which is what the groom said he wants. A light gray suit is a relatively casual suit and will look fine with brown shoes.

Are you from the UK? Is that why you are so hung up on black shoes?
post #687 of 2365
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

To be fair, your post is full of quite a bit of nonsense. A wedding in a suit and tie call for black cap toes? While certainly an acceptable shoe, it is not the only one that works here. A daytime wedding on a golf course sounds pretty casual, which is what the groom said he wants. A light gray suit is a relatively casual suit and will look fine with brown shoes.

Are you from the UK? Is that why you are so hung up on black shoes?
the suit will look fine with brown shoes, but will look fine with black shoes too, and summer wedding that can call for light grey suit, will still demand black shoes according to Classic Menswear "rules". I am from Italy, I live in the UK and across Europe is pretty set that for a wedding you wear a suit, tie and black shoes, preferably cap toes (formal shoes- if you do not wear them at a wedding, when would you wear it.? ) A wedding is a formal and classic event by nature, but for "exceptions" when people like to be different and wear no traditional clothing whatsoever. Once you decide that it is not a beach wedding but that you will at least wear a suit, do it properly.
post #688 of 2365
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post #689 of 2365
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Originally Posted by Agoldsc1 View Post

Hello Everyone:

Thanks for the replies.

So the blue isn't as bright or neon as it appears in the pictures, but it is still not exactly dark/ midnight. This is the link to the item from Black Lapel's site, which I think it more accurately captures the shade: www.blacklapel.com/suits/two-button-solid-royal-blue-tux-shawl-suit.html.

But now I realize that it's kind of ridiculous to post bad pictures, and then asked for reviews, so I'll try to post some better ones tomorrow.

Yes, the blue looks too light. I ordered the Indochino midnight blue for my wedding next month. The Indochino is definitely a dark midnight blue. Your fit does look pretty good based on pictures. There will be tweaks in the future, but for first shot MTM with Black Lapel, it looks very good.

You may also want to post in the Tailor Fit and Alterations thread if you want more comments.
post #690 of 2365
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post


Renting is the logical option. Don't rent from Men's Wearhouse. Post pics here and we will guide you to good choices.

But yes, getting a custom or made-to-measure suit for yourself and then rentals for the background guys is a good compromise. And no, it will not be impossible to get a rental to fit properly, you just need to be a discerning shopper and go to the best place in your city.

 

But at that point your rental can be $300 or more.  A Men's Wearhouse suit (or Moore's up here) taken to a good tailor for proper alterations, can cost the same, and, the first day you wear it, it's going to look good.  And, while it may not have great longevity, it will last at least as long as the rental.  Rentals are just money down a hole, and rarely can you find ones that fit.

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