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post #886 of 1532
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

I have heard it said that in planning a wedding, the man should cooperate cheerfully and enthusiastically EXCEPT for one small detail on which he should put down his foot just to have a degree of say in the final outcome.

Yeah. There have been a few details I've already fought or am fighting, such as wearing ivory/cream shirts to match her dress instead of white. Showed her a few photos and she got over that. Now it's "I think all the groomsmen should buy the same shirt so the whites all match." We're staring to defeat the point of having the groomsmen wear their own clothes to save money. But I think I will win these battles. I've already made a few concessions.

But really, I make her sound worse than she is. She's not a bridezilla by any means, it's just that I want the men to look like men, not a 1970s singing group.
post #887 of 1532
Fighting the good fight, Van Veen.
post #888 of 1532

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Originally Posted by marcodalondra View Post


Are you not wearing a waistcoat ? It will really complete the look and further separate the tie from the the trousers

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


+1 on the vest. If you wear one, this is a non-issue. Isn't a stroller technically not correct without a vest (unless it's DB)?

 

My bad, I forgot to mention the waistcoat. I will be wearing a light grey (i.e. very close to dove grey) vest.

 

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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post


Have you thought about taking the groomsmans glenplaid for yourself and swapping the shep check with him? It's your wedding remember and if you paid for them I doubt he'd have an issue with that. The other one will still look fine but a glen plaid would be a nice match to the trousers.

 

Not a bad idea. I know that he prefers the glen plaid over the shepherd's check, but I know that he wouldn't object if I asked.

 

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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post


I'd have to see the whole outfit together to really know. But perhaps a solid silver tie would be a sleek look that would also help you stand out.

 

Thanks for the input. If I have some time this weekend, I'll try to take a photo to post.

post #889 of 1532
I think you will be fine with the waistcoat. The tie won't be anywhere close to the trousers, so the patterns will be separated.
post #890 of 1532
Firefox, I wore a stroller at my wedding too, good choice wink.gif

The waistcoat will separate the tie and trousers, you will, consequently, only see a little of the tie, and the scale of the patterns in the trousers and the tie are very different. Don't worry, you'll look grand.
post #891 of 1532
Sorry for the late update folks. Pictoral evidence as promised...

Went with Sam Hober ties. A mix of formal patterns & misc charcoal/grey/silver grenadines for groomsmen, and this lovely blue grenadine for myself:


Swatches picked from my usual shirt & suit tailors:


Final outfit was quite pleasing to the eye, I must say, so long as you ignore the terrible model smile.gif


And yes, nitpickers of British formalwear customs, I did change out of those "morning pants" once the sun set, into matching navy trousers:
post #892 of 1532
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Originally Posted by Richard Berg View Post

And yes, nitpickers of British formalwear customs, I did change out of those "morning pants" once the sun set, into matching navy trousers.

First of all, it must be said, you're a lucky man to have such a stunning bride!

Second, when you said matching navy trousers, does that mean your jacket is navy and not black?

Great outfit man! Top notch.
post #893 of 1532
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

First of all, it must be said, you're a lucky man to have such a stunning bride!

Second, when you said matching navy trousers, does that mean your jacket is navy and not black?

Great outfit man! Top notch.
Thanks! I'll pass along the compliment. (She is stunning in any outfit, but the ridiculous "beauty" industry does their best to convince women otherwise.)

Yes, it's a navy suit. Peak lapels, unvented, besom pocket.

The swatches above were photographed against a white background so the shirt was visible. The heavy navy fabric is more obvious against black:
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I told the groomsmen "your favorite dark suit, any tasteful color, just no pinstripes". The ladies were also given some discretion:

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See guys, visual proof you can coordinate without insisting on matchy-matchy.
post #894 of 1532
And that is how to do it. Many best wishes.
post #895 of 1532

Black jacket, black dress shirt, and silver tie, yes or no?

Greetings everyone, I am in need of some help here, I have been debating wearing this to a friends wedding, personally I've known the groom for years and we're good buddies.  The bride to be is a stickler for formality so will I look like a buffoon if I wear a slim fitting black jacket, black shirt, black slacks) and a silver tie?  Thanks for your help, I'm open to criticism, so don't go easy just because I'm new here.

post #896 of 1532
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Originally Posted by madquack View Post

Greetings everyone, I am in need of some help here, I have been debating wearing this to a friends wedding, personally I've known the groom for years and we're good buddies.  The bride to be is a stickler for formality so will I look like a buffoon if I wear a slim fitting black jacket, black shirt, black slacks) and a silver tie?  Thanks for your help, I'm open to criticism, so don't go easy just because I'm new here.

Unless you are in high school or younger, you will indeed look like a bufoon in that outfit. Black shirts are for the club, not a formal gathering.

At minimum swap the shirt for white, and I would personally swap the tie for navy or maybe a dark plum.
post #897 of 1532
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

Unless you are in high school or younger, you will indeed look like a bufoon in that outfit. Black shirts are for the club, not a formal gathering. At minimum swap the shirt for white, and I would personally swap the tie for navy or maybe a dark plum.

What he said.
post #898 of 1532
Black (or any dark shirt) with a tie= 80's or 90's... or radioshack salesman.

That being said, I really like an unbuttoned black shirt with a slim dark suit, it avoids cutting the body in half like light shirts do, and looks less like a 'tie-less suit' and more a legit outfit by itself.
post #899 of 1532
This look does not sound promising. If you are wearing a tie, your tie should be darker than your shirt (basically impossible with black or other dark colored "dress" shirts). The black jacket and black trousers are not ideal either. A navy suit (grey would be fine too, though I'd prefer a blue tie to silver with a grey suit), white shirt and silver tie would work well here. If you don't have that and are trying to work with what you have, at least swap out the black trousers for a medium grey and the black shirt for a white shirt. Unless they are part of a suit, wearing trousers and jackets of too similar a color will look bad.
post #900 of 1532

+1 to 100% of the above responses

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