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Poll Results: Is this an afternoon wedding or evening wedding?

Poll expired: Jul 14, 2013  
  • 23% (3)
    Afternoon
  • 76% (10)
    Evening
13 Total Votes  
post #16 of 28
My best man bought a BB's gatsby tux, it was pretty awesome and very trim fitting. They also had us set appointment for a fitting and gave us a 30% discount for doing so. My tux was RL Polo, which I'm happy with, but the BB experience was much nicer.
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

evening. My was of the same time period and we wore black tie.

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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

If you wear the tuxedo and stand around for 30 minutes, it'll be appropriate.

No, SG isn't being sarcastic. He's exactly correct.

While it is true that tuxedos are evening wear, there is an exception for weddings in the U.S.. If it is a late-afternoon wedding with a reception that runs into the night, black tie is perfectly OK. Your wedding is a textbook example. You are not going to be denied a black tie wedding because the ceremony starts half-an-hour too early.

And I encourage you to wear black tie -- proper black tie, mind you -- as the wedding pictures will be fantastic and you and your wife will still be proud of them 50 years from now. A friend of mine's wife was telling me about a party she attended where everyone brought their wedding pictures. There was a lot of laughter and "what were we thinking?" comments until this person pulled out her album with all these pictures of her in her wedding gown and her husband in a faultless DJ. There were several seconds of silence and then one of the other women choked out, "They're so beautiful!"
post #18 of 28
Nice!

They often get pushed back on time too, we moved ours 30-45 minutes due to traffic conditions for some of the guests. If it runs into the evening I have no concerns about wearing black tie, it really does look better at night than a suit.
post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 

I have decided to go black-tie! Now the task of finding something I like.

I tried the Gatsby from BB just now. Unfortunately the person I had an appointment with this evening didn't come in...

Not too productive this evening, now I am trying to find a place to get measured.

 

Thanks again for all the input.

post #20 of 28
Not much to be said by me that hasn't been said. I think the tux is just fine at that hour. The suit would have been more practical and utilitarian, the tux is more festive.

I thought the idea of changing was ridiculous!
post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 

Mainly for My Reference:

 

Measurements

  • Shoulder 17"
  • Chest 41"
  • Arm Length 25.5"
  • Jacket Length 28.25"
  • Waist 34"
  • Inseam 32"

 

(7" Drop)

post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

I thought the idea of changing was ridiculous!

I agree. Except insofar as it gave the OP a reason . . . OK, excuse to buy a tuxedo and a new suit.
post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post


I agree. Except insofar as it gave the OP a reason . . . OK, excuse to buy a tuxedo and a new suit.

So very true, and bound to happen.

 

I am going to keep an eye out for a Hickey Freeman and my local Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack.

Will be headed out there tomorrow.

post #24 of 28
Not sure what your budget is but Canali makes a nice tux for the money. Ralph Lauren was pretty sharp too. I believe both of these are around $1,500.

While most of your wedding is in the evening and thus it should be considered an evening wedding, I wonder how much one needs to factor in the hour pictures are taken. It sounds like you'll be getting photos with your bride from 6pm to 7pm outdoors? Depending on lighting at 6pm I wonder if it will look like you are wearing a tux in the day?

Something to ask your photographer I guess.
Edited by Dempsy444 - 7/8/13 at 9:20pm
post #25 of 28

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_P7yWnAAd0

post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 

I stumbled upon Suit Supply… any thoughts/ideas on this company?

I got measured today at Nordstrom's and I can fit into a 40R OTR perfectly.

post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by ronv View Post

I stumbled upon Suit Supply… any thoughts/ideas on this company?

I got measured today at Nordstrom's and I can fit into a 40R OTR perfectly.

177 pages and counting of thoughts/ideas on this company: http://www.styleforum.net/t/250682/suitsupply-nyc

 

I have a SuitSupply suit and like it quite a bit. 

post #28 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by astrocyte View Post

177 pages and counting of thoughts/ideas on this company: http://www.styleforum.net/t/250682/suitsupply-nyc

 

I have a SuitSupply suit and like it quite a bit. 

 

Thanks (Search Fail Sorry)

What line do you have? I am really digging the Tuxedos they have.

They have a good return policy as well, I see low risk and 1/3 the cost of what I was looking at. Win/Win/Win.

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