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@Claghorn 's wedding dress dilemma isn't new. There was similar interest in this look in the late 70's when Urban Cowboy came out. Lots of weddings took place with the groomsmen in the exact same outfit except quite a few chose to take it a bit further with cowboy boots. Of course, the bride and groom's kids loved laughing at those photos years later smile.gif

I went to a wedding in the mid nineties. Formal gear for the wedding party with groomsmen in tailed coats, wing collars and bottle green bow ties to match the bridesmaids dresses. Except for the father of the bride who fancies himself a bit of a cowboy so wore the tail coat, shirt and bow tie with a cowboy hat, jeans and cowboy boots. The photos were exhibit A in what a complete prat he looked, and he was predictably the laughing stock of the whole event.
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You can probably thank this dude for that inspiration...





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Haha - dreadful from Ralphie there.

My mate plays in a band called Classical Grass. They were members of a symphony orchestra who play in a bluegrass band. In the middle of all that banjo and flat picking the 'fiddle' player will burst into a solo from Verdi. They are often kitted out similarly to show both sides of their influences, with black tie top halfs and jeans and cowboy boots.
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As bad as the proposed get-up is, it's probably still better than renting a tux (and shoes!). Ask me how I know...
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As bad as the proposed get-up is, it's probably still better than renting a tux (and shoes!). Ask me how I know...

Pics or GTFO!
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Pics or GTFO!

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Can I get some GNAT thoughts on this?   

 

It's the $250 Jomers suit, which is supposed to be the same exact suit as the Suit Supply Napoli.

 

https://jomers.com/collections/suits

 

I had the pants hemmed, The jacket (40R) will hopefully look bit better around the arms after pressing.

 

Any recommendations on what else to try to fix?   I picked up the 3 sharkskins including this one.

 

If I could get the fit dialed in I'll keep some of the others, otherwise I will send them back.

 

I think for $250, it's a great way to build up the wardrobe.  

 

 

 

 

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I have two pairs of high rise chinos by Levis. Not Dockers! One are the K-1 Crammerton which I had slimmed in the legs, the other was a vintage pair of aviator chinos off eBay. They are out there but you might have to dig around a bit. I understand the recently defunct Bill's Khakis were high rise and loose legged.

 

 

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I like the Epaulet Rivets. Not the highest rise, but the adequate back rise lets you wear a shirt tucked in as well.

 

 

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I recommend you look at the Engineered Garments line. Their trousers sit at the natural waist. Also look at the Engineered Garments Workaday line. At a much higher price point, Loro Piana and Cucinelli will have what you are looking for.

 

 

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Check out 1ST PAT-RN made in Italy. Cool look. Only downside is the inseam length is around a 30-31" for us taller guys. But I heard that will change in the Spring.

 

Thanks all. I'm not looking for something loose-legged necessarily, and the Rivets are a bit too low-waisted and slim.

 

EG Workaday and 1ST PAT-RN look promising, but $200 is a bit steep for beater trousers. Anyone know of similar options under $150?

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Can I get some GNAT thoughts on this?   

 

It's the $250 Jomers suit, which is supposed to be the same exact suit as the Suit Supply Napoli.

 

https://jomers.com/collections/suits

 

I had the pants hemmed, The jacket (40R) will hopefully look bit better around the arms after pressing.

 

Any recommendations on what else to try to fix?   I picked up the 3 sharkskins including this one.

 

If I could get the fit dialed in I'll keep some of the others, otherwise I will send them back.

 

I think for $250, it's a great way to build up the wardrobe.  

 

You got the pants hemmed and then decided to check on fit?

 

:paranoia:

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Can I get some GNAT thoughts on this?   

 

It's the $250 Jomers suit, which is supposed to be the same exact suit as the Suit Supply Napoli.

 

https://jomers.com/collections/suits

 

I had the pants hemmed, The jacket (40R) will hopefully look bit better around the arms after pressing.

 

Any recommendations on what else to try to fix?   I picked up the 3 sharkskins including this one.

 

If I could get the fit dialed in I'll keep some of the others, otherwise I will send them back.

 

I think for $250, it's a great way to build up the wardrobe.  

 

 

You got the pants hemmed and then decided to check on fit?

 

:paranoia:

 

 

If I recall correctly there's precedent for that in this thread … ;)

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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So I'm to be a groomsman at a wedding (my first American wedding, at almost 31), and the groom has hinted at leaning on me for advice on what to wear. However, it seems like they already sort of something in mind for the groomsmen...and that amounts to jeans, a tie, and a vest. As much as I'd like to try and steer him in a different direction, their might be financial constraints for one of the groomsmen, so I may try to keep my advice to him focused solely on the implementation and then hope...hope beyond hope...that some force intervenes that allows me to escape wearing jeans with a tie and vest.

 

I suspect I can push jeans to chinos, at least.

 

Anyway. Advice?

 

I'm imagining a lot of Mumford & Sons on the dancefloor.  :-/

 

Maybe tell them "if money is an issue, let's skip the vest". If that does't work, tell them the groomsmen should really be a backdrop to the bride. Those flashy vests and ties are totally gonna upstage her.

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You got the pants hemmed and then decided to check on fit?

 

:paranoia:

 

Yeah, sounds dumb I know.  I thought the jacket fit when looking in the mirror, with the pics wasn't quite sure so posted it up before keeping the other suits.  

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It looks fine to me anyway, for that price, as a wardrobe builder. I tend to find suit supply buttoning points a little bit low for my personal taste (makes jackets even shorter, as they tend already to be a bit short) but it's certainly within realm of reason.

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It looks fine to me anyway, for that price, as a wardrobe builder. I tend to find suit supply buttoning points a little bit low for my personal taste (makes jackets even shorter, as they tend already to be a bit short) but it's certainly within realm of reason.

 

Good observation. And exactly why I never embraced SF's predilection for really low buttoning jackets. That probably was a reaction to the ridiculously high buttoning jackets from a few years ago (also by Suit Supply!), but as always, there's a happy medium.

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