I am getting married soon and have a question regarding the white shirt that's going to go with my black tux. I assume this is a standard formal wear question and not necessarily wedding attire related so I did not post this in the wedding attire forum. The look I am going for with the shirt is: French cuff, pinpoint collar, plain front (no pleats), black bow tie, and studs/cufflinks.
Aside from the obvious 100% cotton, there are dress shirt that are thicker and feel much softer on both sides (almost like new cotton socks). Other 100% cotton dress shirts are sometimes thin to the point of some transparency and have harder feeling fabrics. When these thin shirts are not transparent, they often show the lines of the undershirt sleeves on the outside.
1. The thinner ones always appeared less formal to me but I was wondering if the thicker/softer shirts were a standard with formal wear?
2. Is it acceptable/recommended for the formal white shirt to have fabric patterns such as striping or herringbone? The thicker whiter shirts I was referring to above often seem to come with these patterns. Does this make any difference for me wearing it as groom? This is an example for these patterns: