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post #916 of 1665
Just for shits and giggles. Well, frankly for all of the Windsor Knotzis who were giving Imthegroom grief over wearing a Full Windsor with his Morning Suit: Here is a picture of the recent wedding of Prince Felix of Luxembourg. Good enough for European royalty....but not for some on Style Forum who treat the very thought of a Windsor Knot (in any form) a heresy.





Here is a group shot for some alternate looks:


post #917 of 1665
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

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 ?

 

Practically speaking, I would get a navy suit in an all season weight, and not a summer weight.  Your navy suit is your go-to for job interviews, presentations, etc., generally speaking.  This would end up requiring you to own two navy suits, one of which you'll rarely wear.  You'll rarely go to your closet for a summer event, looking for a suit, and say "I think navy is the order of the day."  A summer weight suit is best in a light colour, as you'll get the most wear out of it that way.  I'd stick to your original plan, both to coordinate better with the rest of the wedding party, and to get the most out of your investment in the suit in the long run.

post #918 of 1665
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Practically speaking, I would get a navy suit in an all season weight, and not a summer weight.  Your navy suit is your go-to for job interviews, presentations, etc., generally speaking.  This would end up requiring you to own two navy suits, one of which you'll rarely wear.  You'll rarely go to your closet for a summer event, looking for a suit, and say "I think navy is the order of the day."  A summer weight suit is best in a light colour, as you'll get the most wear out of it that way.  I'd stick to your original plan, both to coordinate better with the rest of the wedding party, and to get the most out of your investment in the suit in the long run.

 

Actually this idea came from comments on another thread where it was pointed out that 'you can't have too many navy suits'. I was originally opposed to the idea of wearing navy solely because I am a 1st year lawyer with only 2 suits to my name one of which is already navy and I need to expand my wardrobe but all my savings atm are going to the wedding. (I work in the suburbs so its ok to wear more casual suits on days I'm not in court). Re: Summer weight. Given I'm in  Australia and the wedding is outdoors in February there is a very real chance we will be looking a weather around the 40C mark. I could still go a different colour than navy but my groomsmen will not own any suits in less formal colours. I think If I wore a beige or brown or some such and the rest of the wedding party ended up in navy/charcoal I may look a bit underdressed for my own wedding.

post #919 of 1665
How about a solid grey three-piece in a lighter fabric? It will look formal for the wedding, and you can lose the vest if you want to wear it to work...or use the vest if you need to do a power suit for a big day in court.
post #920 of 1665
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

Actually this idea came from comments on another thread where it was pointed out that 'you can't have too many navy suits'. I was originally opposed to the idea of wearing navy solely because I am a 1st year lawyer with only 2 suits to my name one of which is already navy and I need to expand my wardrobe but all my savings atm are going to the wedding. (I work in the suburbs so its ok to wear more casual suits on days I'm not in court). Re: Summer weight. Given I'm in  Australia and the wedding is outdoors in February there is a very real chance we will be looking a weather around the 40C mark. I could still go a different colour than navy but my groomsmen will not own any suits in less formal colours. I think If I wore a beige or brown or some such and the rest of the wedding party ended up in navy/charcoal I may look a bit underdressed for my own wedding.
I know others will gasp at this, but if it's a hot summer wedding, make the attire less formal in general. My brother got married in Mexico and as groomsmen we were relegated to wearing white shirt with ties over chinos while he wore a white linen suit. I was a groomsmen earlier this year as well and the temperature hit 35C with 100% humidity. We were relegated to rental 3-piece tux with the full on poly cream shirts. My concerns were shot down if we differed from matchy-matchy. Forgetting the horrendous look of the rentals, we all suffered that day from being drench in own sweat.

I was also a groom a few weeks ago. And will post some pics once I get them back from our photographer.
post #921 of 1665
BTW, being a recent groom. It is so much work (and $$$) for one day and you know how much more the bride is fretting over the details. Don't over think things (especially the second guessing this board tends to give you) and remember to enjoy day and process.
post #922 of 1665
Thanks Smoothmoose. I think we will need suits as the wedding dress has already been purchased and its traditional enough to at least warrant suits to match formality. Ideally I'd go with summer suits for everyone but no one owns them, afaik it's not the kind of thing you can rent , and I feel uncomfortable asking everyone to buy a new suit (though they could all easily afford it)

Mr Daniels I was think of that myself as well. Does pick and pick work on lighter fabrics? (Both practically and/or aesthetically)
post #923 of 1665
I'm not sure.


You know, there are some better rental places (ie not Mens Wearhouse) that rent lightweight suits. Might be worth a look.
post #924 of 1665
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post
 

 

Actually this idea came from comments on another thread where it was pointed out that 'you can't have too many navy suits'. I was originally opposed to the idea of wearing navy solely because I am a 1st year lawyer with only 2 suits to my name one of which is already navy and I need to expand my wardrobe but all my savings atm are going to the wedding. (I work in the suburbs so its ok to wear more casual suits on days I'm not in court). Re: Summer weight. Given I'm in  Australia and the wedding is outdoors in February there is a very real chance we will be looking a weather around the 40C mark. I could still go a different colour than navy but my groomsmen will not own any suits in less formal colours. I think If I wore a beige or brown or some such and the rest of the wedding party ended up in navy/charcoal I may look a bit underdressed for my own wedding.

 

If this will be your third suit, I wouldn't start duplicating colours yet, personally.  Add something new, or, gasp, wear the navy suit you own.

post #925 of 1665

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

 

Just to circle back from the earlier conversation, I tried re-tying the FIH and it looks better (certainly smaller than the knot above). I must have been half asleep when I tied it before, and probably put an extra wrap in there by mistake. Since I normally use a half windsor, my FIH is a little rusty.

 

 

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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post

BTW, being a recent groom. It is so much work (and $$$) for one day and you know how much more the bride is fretting over the details. Don't over think things (especially the second guessing this board tends to give you) and remember to enjoy day and process.

 

Very good advice. I keep trying to remind my fiancee that she shouldn't spend too much time worrying about fairly minor details, since the day is going to come and go in a flash. But I think it's different for women, since everything is built up as being so important. As far as I am concerned, as long as the photos are good and the guests enjoy themselves, everything else is secondary. But ultimately, it's the bride's day more than anything else, so her happiness is equally important. :)

post #926 of 1665
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post #927 of 1665
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Very good advice. I keep trying to remind my fiancee that she shouldn't spend too much time worrying about fairly minor details, since the day is going to come and go in a flash. But I think it's different for women, since everything is built up as being so important. As far as I am concerned, as long as the photos are good and the guests enjoy themselves, everything else is secondary. But ultimately, it's the bride's day more than anything else, so her happiness is equally important. smile.gif
My then fiancee (now wife), was fretting over a variety of decor details until 5 days before the wedding. Up until then I was trying to urge her to focus on our vows and wedding speech, which she ultimately realized was much more important than the colour and placement of some pom-poms. Luckily she's a superstar and delivered an excellent speech.

My point specifically here is not let SF community add un-due stress and second guessing to your already busy wedding planning agenda...
post #928 of 1665

I agree. The darker the better, unless a white or beige suit is called for.

post #929 of 1665

First post, and I think I read all the appropriate rules and am posting in the right place. If not please let me know if I missed something. I'm not the most stylish guy by any means so I figured I would turn to some independent professional advice. 

 

I'm getting married in ~3 weeks in Dallas and went with a black suit and a blue tie for me and a gray one for the rest of the groomsmen. The wedding is somewhat rustic and laid back. My tie is in the first picture below and the second is the groomsmen tie. I know what some say about black suits at a wedding, but I, and more importantly my fiance, like this one the best. Not sure if it comes through in the picture below, but the suit fabric has a sort of pinpoint (probably the wrong word) blue stitch to it. The suit is definitely a modern cut similar to several Boss suits I have. Everyone is going to wear a white shirt and black shoes. Not sure about socks but probably black unless someone here has a good idea

 

I mainly need help picking out some affordable pocket squares. I have never worn one, but think they look nice. I was thinking white for mine, maybe something else for the groomsmen? Any ideas and recommendations are appreciated!

 

Any other suggestions are welcome - you won't hurt my feelings. I'm probably going to pick up a new white shirt as well. Thomas Pink slim shirts fit me very well but I normally only buy those when they are on sale and sadly the white shirts never go on sale. 

 

 

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Edited by WinstonWolfe - 9/30/13 at 11:40am
post #930 of 1665
with a Navy suit, is a Navy Shepherd's Check an overkill, or a similar patter in Black better? IMO, I can't go wrong with either but the Navy offers more versatility..
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