Originally Posted by montecristo#4
The bride will most likely be in some kind of Vera Wang dress, not a super formal one, however. Bridesmaids will be in pale blue dresses (again, not very formal), and groomsmen are TBD -- either navy blazers and khakis or navy blue suits, probably the former. After all, it's Nantucket, so it's somewhat casual.
The question is, what do I wear? I need formal enough to match the bride, but not super over the top formal. The time of day of the whole procedure adds additional complexity.
Here is what I'm thinking -- I'm curious to get feedback on my general idea:
Navy blue three piece suit made of Lessers 11 oz fabric.
English silhouette (I will probably use Field's).
Peaked lapel, one (maybe two) button. Probably one.
Lapels on the vest.
White linen pocket square.
Tie, color TBD, possible complementing bridesmaid dresses, possibly a more traditional muted gold or silver.
White shirt, possibly dobby to add some texture.
Flat front trousers with tabs (no belt).
Black C&J Aintree shoes.
I think your concept is great. I agree with the poster that said the groomsmen should not be drastically different, so if you go with the three piece, have them in suits. If the groomsmen end up in blazers, a three piece is a bit much.
The poster with the blue linen shirts for the groomsmen (matching the bridesmaids) had a very interesting idea. That along with a matching (color) tie for you could work out very well . . . it's different.
My own personal opinions, that you dont have to care about:
-I do not like 1 button suits, or low 2 button suits. I would go with 2 or 3 buttons
-The groomsmen in blazers may work very well, but the idea of a groom in anything less than a suit doesnt register with me.
-If you go three piece, i like the idea of lapels on the vest. Someone else suggested a double breasted vest.
Lastly, this is your wife's day, not yours. You barely even need to be there. So she gets complete veto power over everything!