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will I look like a buffoon
Yes.
post #902 of 1601
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will I look like a buffoon I'm new here.

Your newness is obvious and, yes, you will look like a buffoon of the first order.
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Or a troll of the first order.

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Back again with another idea.
So I'm still set on having dark blue/navy suit and asking groomsmen to wear their own suits in same colour. But now I've been considering going with something lighter like a linen suit or tropical wool and silk or linen blend probably minimal or unstructured since its a summer wedding and I'm getting my suit mtm anyhow.
Would this look odd though? Since I assume all my groomsmen will be wearing standard navy wool suits from their business wardrobe will I be in danger of appearing underdressed at my own wedding ?
post #905 of 1601
I would think so. Imagine being at a business meeting where all the other men were in dark, formal suits and you were in a unstructured, light linen suit.
post #906 of 1601
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I would think so. Imagine being at a business meeting where all the other men were in dark, formal suits and you were in a unstructured, light linen suit.

+1. I think a tropical worsted is probably fine, but linen / linen cotton / etc. are going to look more casual.
post #907 of 1601
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For comparison's sake, the other key elements are a dark charcoal grey jacket (w/peaked lapels & jetted pockets), white french cuff shirt, white linen pocket square, black shoes. Any thoughts/opinions on the tie? Am I over-thinking / over-worrying things in the leadup to the wedding, or do you agree that a simpler tie may work better?

 

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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.

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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.

 

I finally took a few photos. The lighting was off; the last photo is probably the closest representation of the actual colours (the others appear too dark):

 

 

 

 

 

After further reflection, I think I'm actually okay with the tie. The shepherd's check seems pretty "busy" when you're looking in the mirror, but from more than a couple feet away it looks pretty good IMO. The only other thing I'm thinking is whether it's worth it to change the waistcoat buttons to a lighter colour, but at this point, I don't know how necessary that would be.

post #908 of 1601
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After further reflection, I think I'm actually okay with the tie. The shepherd's check seems pretty "busy" when you're looking in the mirror, but from more than a couple feet away it looks pretty good IMO. The only other thing I'm thinking is whether it's worth it to change the waistcoat buttons to a lighter colour, but at this point, I don't know how necessary that would be.

Looks great to me. Just stuff that pocket square in a little more and consider the four-in-hand. I don't think the knot works that well with the tie.
post #909 of 1601
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...consider the four-in-hand. I don't think the knot works that well with the tie.

Definitely.
post #910 of 1601
The shirt collar looks really roomy too, perhaps it hasn't been washed yet but it looks too big from the side angle shot you can see a lot of space, that's also why the knot isn't sitting as well as it should, but a four in hand will look better. Back to the collar though the general shape is a bit flat and informal for me, given its a French cuffed shirt. It's kind of not spread, not pointed and the points aren't quite long enough. If you have a more cutaway collar with longer points I think would lift the fit as a whole up a few notches.
post #911 of 1601
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Looks great to me. Just stuff that pocket square in a little more and consider the four-in-hand. I don't think the knot works that well with the tie.

I am not one of anti-Windsor Knotsis...but it does seem a bit bulbous. How about a Half Windsor? I like the use of a Windsor in this kind of outfit in any case...I think it adds to the air of aristocracy...but maybe the tie is just too thick?
post #912 of 1601

Thanks for the feedback everyone, very much appreciated. To respond to the specific points above:

 

Knot: Believe it or not, the knot is a four-in-hand. I often use a half-windsor on my other "everyday" ties, but the Kent Wang ties are so thick that anything other than a FIH is pretty ridiculous. That being said, I did tie it pretty quickly and the knot in the photo is probably a little too far down the length (making it bigger than it should be). However, given the thickness of the tie, I think the knot is going to be fairly substantial no matter how I tie it. I suppose I could try ironing it to flatten it down a bit, but in my experience, any kind of tie care (i.e. dryclean, iron, etc) is best avoided if at all possible.

 

Shirt: You are correct that the shirt hasn't been washed yet, so it's a tad wrinkly and stiff in the photo. It's a BB extra-slim fit shirt, which is what I typically wear. I didn't want to reinvent the wheel when so many other shirts just don't fit me that well. With most other OTR shirts, to get a reasonable fit, I have to size down to the point where the sleeves are way too short.


Pocket Square: Thanks for the feedback. I had literally just stuffed it in there at the last minute to help provide a general idea of how it would look together (minus the boutonnière). I'll certainly take a little more care on the day of.

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Thanks for the feedback everyone, very much appreciated. To respond to the specific points above:

 

Knot: Believe it or not, the knot is a four-in-hand. I often use a half-windsor on my other "everyday" ties, but the Kent Wang ties are so thick that anything other than a FIH is pretty ridiculous. That being said, I did tie it pretty quickly and the knot in the photo is probably a little too far down the length (making it a little bigger than it should be). However, given the thickness of the tie, I think the knot is going to be fairly substantial no matter how I tie it. I suppose I could try ironing it to flatten it down a bit, but in my experience, any kind of tie care (i.e. dryclean, iron, etc) is best avoided if at all possible.

whatever you do, don't iron it. i'm sure with some finagling you can get the knot to look smaller. i bought that exact tie for someone in my wedding, and it tied just fine.

post #914 of 1601
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Originally Posted by Firefox View Post

probably a little too far down the length (making it bigger than it should be).

That's probably the case, which is why the tie looks so wide.
post #915 of 1601
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whatever you do, don't iron it. i'm sure with some finagling you can get the knot to look smaller. i bought that exact tie for someone in my wedding, and it tied just fine.

Good to know; I'll play around with the tie to shrink the knot down.

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