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post #856 of 1529

Thanks so much for the feedback fellas, really helpful. I spent another 2 days looking around on the web and B&M stores. I found some Perry Ellis suits that fit well but were polyester blends. I found a few at Sacks but no vests. :(

 

I went back to Macys.com and think I found a score!

 

Alfani Red Med Grey Stepweave:

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/alfani-red-jacket-mid-grey-stepweave-slim-fit?ID=837874&upc_ID=31360042

 

 

I measure 39 Reg and 33x32 so I ordered a 38R and a 40R jacket. I also ordered  32x34 and 34x34 pants. I figured I would then try them all on and take all the separates to the tailor and go from there. I really hope I liked the fabric and fit as I know you can't really get a 'feel' for a suit over the internet. I am going off of a few reviews that mention Alfani Red as being one of the better budget wool suits. I am more happy with the color as it is more of a true med grey. 

 

I feel like this is my best shot. I will keep looking around while I wait for these pieces to ship. 

 

Due to the quick and helpful replies I can see my self posting my whole outfit shopping experience on here!

 

Thoughts? 

 

Drew

post #857 of 1529
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Originally Posted by oxygencube View Post

Thanks so much for the feedback fellas, really helpful. I spent another 2 days looking around on the web and B&M stores. I found some Perry Ellis suits that fit well but were polyester blends. I found a few at Sacks but no vests. frown.gif

I went back to Macys.com and think I found a score!

Alfani Red Med Grey Stepweave:
http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/alfani-red-jacket-mid-grey-stepweave-slim-fit?ID=837874&upc_ID=31360042

...

Thoughts? 

Drew

While this may not get much love on Styleforum, it's a good option for your budget and time frame. At that price, definitely spend the money to take it to a tailor and get it to fit as well as possible.
post #858 of 1529

Hi All,

 

Have got to the stage where I’ve overthought and over-attempted all possible options to the point where I now have chronic decision fatigue, and feel like I need a fresh view.

 

I would greatly appreciate your suggestions as to what shirt, bow tie & pocket square you would wear with the below:

 

I’m wearing this Burberry Suit – it’s a slim fitting 100% wool, grey/white/teal melange (http://www.nextopt.com/item/3331.html#.UiqomzZmgTA). The teal is very faint, and the overall colour impression is grey. Will be wearing it with my Mr Hare patent-capped oxfords (http://www.mrporter.com/product/168211), and will have a billy button boutonniere.

 

It’s a daytime wedding in Spring, but the event will take me thorugh to the evening reception. The event itself will not be formal. The ceremony is outdoors, at a city rooftop Art-Deco  terrace and cigar bar. Think wicker and timber seating, shrubbery, and black/white check tiling. Dress code for guests is Lounge Suit.  The Reception is in an inner-city urban warehouse (http://bit.ly/17FGGfF).

 

Overall it will be a very relaxed and playful event. As such I’m looking to add a bit of outdoor, sporting playfulness to a cocktail look. I like to mix fabrics, so am thinking a linen bow tie, could relax the outfit a little.

Bride is wearing a white / musk embroidered floor length gown (Slight Art Deco style), groomsmen are mixing black wool suits with Gitman vintage linen polka dot ties (http://media-cache-ak1.pinimg.com/192x/c0/52/d7/c052d7eecf5cc368e70258bbcaf4bf61.jpg)

 

 

post #859 of 1529
The event should be fun. Your outfit shuld be classy.
post #860 of 1529
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I'm prepping for my own wedding and I went with the very reasonably priced Tux from Suit Supply.  I would like to wear a white ("backless" vest but have not had any luck finding any besides Brooks Brothers.  Any tips on where I can find one?.  I unfortunately do not have time for a custom design since my wedding is only 2 weeks away. 

While I was at SS, I purchased their Tuxedo Shirt but I'm not 100% intent on keeping it.  Any suggestions on a slim-fit tuxedo shirt with a bib? I personally do not love ribs/ruffles. 

Any info is greatly appreciated ! Thanks
Regarding the shirt, Charles Tyrwhitt offers a piqué bib instead of a ruffled one. It is available in their slim-fit line, which should get you close. You may still need to have a tailor take it in a little. Are you going wing or turn-down collar?
post #861 of 1529

Thanks becnal & oxygen, a friend of mine told the DJ to call me out to have a dance off against my dad. I couldn't back down!

post #862 of 1529
Kent Wang offers a tuxedo shirt, as well.
post #863 of 1529
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Thanks becnal & oxygen, a friend of mine told the DJ to call me out to have a dance off against my dad. I couldn't back down!

I shudder to think the epic coolness daddio laid down. Pics! Pics or it didn't happen!
post #864 of 1529
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

The event should be fun. Your outfit shuld be classy.

 

Are they mutually exclusive??

post #865 of 1529
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Originally Posted by jamie111 View Post

Are they mutually exclusive??

In this case, yes.
post #866 of 1529
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post


Regarding the shirt, Charles Tyrwhitt offers a piqué bib instead of a ruffled one. It is available in their slim-fit line, which should get you close. You may still need to have a tailor take it in a little. Are you going wing or turn-down collar?

 

I will check this out, thank you.  One of the benefits to being here in NYC was that I was able to stop by the Kamakura store and I tried on their formal shirt.  

 

Despite my hesitation on pleats, I did like this one.  http://shop.kamakurashirts.com/goods_en_usd_452.html  My only complaint is the arm holes were slightly smaller than I needed causing a being of wrinkling around the shoulders that would not be visible with my dinner suit jacket on.  Any thoughts on this one?

 

I did look at Kent Wang but they don't have my size in stock.  

post #867 of 1529
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I shudder to think the epic coolness daddio laid down. Pics! Pics or it didn't happen!

Ok, you asked for it! Pics to come soon...

post #868 of 1529
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Originally Posted by oxygencube View Post

First off... Candy, you are looking fresh. That blue looks great!

I posted a separate thread before I found this. I figured I might get a better response in the 'wedding thread' since I'm new here.

I am getting married Oct. 12th and am looking for a suit. I have decided to buy a decent suit instead of rent because I would rather spend some extra cash and make an investment. 

Here is what am looking for:

 Slim fit / 3-piece Medium Grey / 100% wool / notched lapels / side vented / <$500

Here is our color scheme, I will prob get a white shirt and tie to match groomsman are being told to wear a charcoal or dark grey and choice or shirt and tie to match colors:




I have browsed the forms and done a good bit of research and here is what I have found:

1) Tommy Hilfiger Grey Stripe from Macy's
http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/tommy-hilfiger-jackets-grey-stripe-two-button-side-vent-slim-fit?ID=360004&upc_ID=1599274&Quantity=1&seqNo=4&EXTRA_PARAMETER=BAG

I think it is 'ok' but not exactly what I am looking for. I would prefer a solid or textured fabric as I think the stripes are a bit strong. I have read a few people say that you can't find much better for $300-$400.

I have also looked at Indochino and found:

2) Essential Gray Three Piece Suit
http://www.indochino.com/product/essential-gray-threepiece-suit

I have read that their quality has gone down as prices have risen and it is a little light for a Oct. wedding so I'm not set on it. I looked at Suit Supply but they didn't carry anything that matches what I am looking for. I have been scouring the internet for maybe a Ralph Lauren or Hugo Boss but nothing vested. Ebay hasn't been of much help.

I am open to suggestions and feedback as I am still a suit noob but I got a good eye and pay great attention to detail as I am an artist. 


Thanks a ton!

When my wedding is over and done with next month I will be so glad to stop hearing my fiancée say the term "our colors." I keep saying to her "we are not a sports team, we don't have to follow a uniform." She doesn't listen. I still haven't learned to bite my tongue.....shog[1].gif
post #869 of 1529
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Originally Posted by gort View Post

When my wedding is over and done with next month I will be so glad to stop hearing my fiancée say the term "our colors." I keep saying to her "we are not a sports team, we don't have to follow a uniform." She doesn't listen. I still haven't learned to bite my tongue.....shog[1].gif

Tell me about it, man. "What do you mean you don't want to wear a purple tie, purple pocket square, purple boutonniere, and purple socks?" Um, I don't want to look like a clown.

The latest battle is that she wants to make boutonnieres out of preserved baby's breath covered in glitter. The glitter gets EVERYWHERE. Looks like Tinkerbell went crazy in my apartment. No glitter on me or my groomsmen, please. I am not biting my tongue on this one.
post #870 of 1529
WTF.

So glad my wife was so reasonable when I was going through this. Navy suit, white shirt, b/w shepherd check tie, white square, black shoes. As classic as it gets.

She did get mad at me once when we were looking at wedding pictures and I remarked "damn, that suit looks good." Whoops shog[1].gif
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