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Bow tie and shoes for navy wedding tux

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Hi men with style! So my fiancé and I are getting married Dec 10th. He has chosen a textured navy tux. See pic. He wanted something more formal to wear but the venue is more casual so the texture provided the right balance (we hope!). The question is- being a tux, should he go with black shoes and black bow tie (which is our preference) or being navy, would brown shoes look better and if so, maybe a navy bow tie? I usually love brown with navy but being tux, my feeling is that black would be nicer/more traditional. Or could he go navy bow tie and black shoes? We're probably overthinking it but really can't decide. Any helpful and constructive suggestions would be sincerely appreciated!!
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I just realised I should have posted this under the "advice" thread but not sure how to (if I even can) change it. Clearly a newbie! Thanks everyone and sorry! wink.gif
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Yeah, the texture on this jacket really jumps out at you. But I don't see how it's not just a regular navy suit. So many features of a tuxedo are missing.

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Originally Posted by starro View Post

Yeah, the texture on this jacket really jumps out at you. But I don't see how it's not just a regular navy suit. So many features of a tuxedo are missing.
I think it's a marketing thing. None of their "tuxes" have silk lapels or traditional features. "Tuxedos you can dance in" they say so yes I suppose it's more a navy suit. Would black still work? So many things I've read have stressed brown is better. Thanks so much.
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Yeah, that just looks like a navy suit to me, which is totally fine. That being the case, black shoes are entirely appropriate as brown is, for me, too casual a look for a wedding.

My preference, since it's just a suit, is to wear a wedding tie with it (like a glen plaid, black/white shepherds check etc..) as I fear wearing a black bow tie with a suit will just end up looking like wearing a black bow ties with a suit (instead of a tux). If you're absolutely set on a bow tie though I've seen the suggestions of choosing one in a wedding tie colour scheme (grey, black and white)
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Yeah, that just looks like a navy suit to me, which is totally fine. That being the case, black shoes are entirely appropriate as brown is, for me, too casual a look for a wedding.

My preference, since it's just a suit, is to wear a wedding tie with it (like a glen plaid, black/white shepherds check etc..) as I fear wearing a black bow tie with a suit will just end up looking like wearing a black bow ties with a suit (instead of a tux). If you're absolutely set on a bow tie though I've seen the suggestions of choosing one in a wedding tie colour scheme (grey, black and white)

Thanks so much! Very helpful smile.gif
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