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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by sherwin View Post
Sorry for my ignorance, but can someone explain what a wedding tie is?

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post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

heh, thanks, I scrolled up and saw that right after I posted, but I guess I wasn't quick enough
post #18 of 26
good call on the wedding attire and good call on the Macclesfield ties. I think in NE (and especially the islands) a great suit is a super idea and for some reason is just way better than a tux. Macclesfield IMO are one of those things that look better at weddings than anyplace (oro situation) else.

For a wedding, I would suggest a silhoutte slightly on the slimmer side.

Congrats again. Nantucket is a great place for a wedding. Have a blast
post #19 of 26
manton - who makes the shepherds check tie? Looks amazing.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
manton - who makes the shepherds check tie? Looks amazing.

Old England, Paris, but actually bought in Lyon.
post #21 of 26
Ok, again I am still very new here (this is my 4th post) but I'll take a shot at the risk of a public caning. If I am way off the mark I will chalk it up as lesson learned, but please don't make my first toungue lashing too severe .

I am seeing the groomsmen in Navy blazers (like a J. Crew Legacy blazer, or the higher end equivilant), Light blue tailored linen shirts (to somewhat match the bridesmaid dresses, a madras or patchwork style tie, Stone colored khakis or in my opinion a better choice would be a stone colored gabardine trouser, and some suede bucks in honey brown.

On you Montecristo, I was thinking a beautiful linen suit in Navy or Khaki. I wouldn't go three piece just because you do need to stay somewhat whithin the same context of your groomsmen and their attire is much less formal than a 3 piece ensemble, or maybe even a full suit for that matter, but the linen cloth should balance that out well. A more formal shirt and tie combination would be appropriate for you, white tailored french cuff shirt and wedding tie (not too much though, it is a linen suit), and a white linen pocket square. Top it off (or bottom it off for that matter) with great high end antiqued brown shoes.

This may be way off the mark, and if so, I apologize. Most importantly, good luck, and make it a great day!!
post #22 of 26
Nantucket Reds and Blazer. When in Rome...
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4 View Post
Second from the right is killer. Great tie.

I like that one as well.
post #24 of 26
I dunno, I'm not all that enamored of those wedding ties. Can a groom go with a cream-colored tie?
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I dunno, I'm not all that enamored of those wedding ties. Can a groom go with a cream-colored tie?

M, as confident and intelligent as you are, you should know that a groom can go with whatever he likes.

Of course conventions should be taken into consideration and then there are "The Rules!".

I agree that Manton's tie is particularly nice and I trust he had a great wedding with a lot of sartorial satisfaction. But somehow, I can't see Manton would have gone against "The rules", on his big day.

Yet if you and your bride are comfortable with a cream tie, then why not.

As is often said, we on SF often forget that the general populace (and the great majority of those at your wedding) will have no idea of the rules and will probably be gushing about how good and happy the newly weds look ( whatever you choose).

For you montecristo#4, I would suggest coming out of the wedding, married, happy, and with a spectacular usable suit (in that order). Also, given it's being held on Nantucket and the general vibe is more casual than formal, I wouldn't worry about the groomsmen being too casual. That is if nice Navy Blazers and cream khaki pants are chosen.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4 View Post
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.
Besom pockets.
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!
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