I know there are a lot of tuxedo threads but this is in regard to my particular situation. I'm willing to spend about $1500 on my wedding tuxedo, but need some direction. Here are different thoughts that I've had, and I'm hoping you can help steer me down the right path:
-I'm looking for something classic. There are a lot of "rules" of what's good and what's not, and I'm not sure where all of them come from, but I agree that some things are just more aesthetically pleasing than others (e.g., no pocket flaps).
-I am interested in either a very dark midnight blue or black tux with peak lapels. Do I go satin or grosgrain? What's the difference, other than style?
-Where should I go? I'm willing to do custom, but there are so many places that I can choose from. Any suggestions?
-How do you all feel about the Brooks Brother's Gatsby tux? I know it has pocket flaps, but I'm wondering if I can have them removed? I actually tried one on and although it looked great, the fabric was THICK, and fit differently than a Zegna tux. Obviously one is full canvassed and the other is half, and the the Zegna has higher quality fabrics. It's also $2,700, although I'm going to see what type of sale Nordstrom offers on it on 12/15 during their semi-annual.
-Believe it or not, my fiance liked the Gatsby tux better than the Zegna tux I tried on. Just something I found interesting.
-To patent leather oxford or calfskin captoe with a nice polish?
I've read the black tie guide and endless amounts of forum posts, so I figured I'd ask you all and hopefully you can help my confusion. This is all very new territory for me.