Originally Posted by hobbs1983
Ok. What colors would be a better match? Not a white shirt right? That seems so boring. Maybe something with stripes?
There's nothing wrong with a white shirt. Most of my shirts are either blue, pink or lilac, solid or patterned, but a wedding when you're in a suit is one time where it doesn't hurt to be a little bit boring. A well fitting suit and tasteful tie (don't forget well shined nice shoes) can make boring look pretty darn good. I'd stick with solids for a wedding. You could also do very well with a light blue shirt. You can get a lot of great combinations that work well with blue. Either traditional wedding silks or something with a bit of color. If I'm wearing a light blue shirt to a wedding and am not going to wear a wedding tie, I have a lovely light pink diamond weave from SamHober that I wear often. YMMV.
- I'd budget $350 for shoes; that really only leaves you AllenEdmonds at full retail and maybe something nicer if you get lucky with a sale. Nothing wrong with Allen Edmonds, though.
- I'd budget $200 for the shirt and tie combination. I'm a big fan of Sam Hober ties and if you let David know your timeline, he can probably get something made quickly. If you need more than just one shirt long-term, might make sense to take advantage of Charles Tyrwhitt's 4 for $200 deal (go with extra slim fit if you do and check and see if you save anything by buying in GBP).
- That leaves $950 for the suit. Brooks Brothers Regent or Fitzgerald can be acquired for around that at full retail and less on sale. Others may have suggestions here too but my experience is limited to Brooks, Zegna and MyTailor MTM. If you had more time, you could do a Made-to-Measure suit with a travelling HK tailor, but you probably have to shop.
- I'm assuming you already own cufflinks.