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post #31216 of 33197
I recently acquired this watch. Any suggestions on a watch band besides stainless steel?

post #31217 of 33197

Black leather with a silver buckle.

post #31218 of 33197
It's pretty neutral colored metal and dial. You could pretty much put any strap on it.
post #31219 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Well, your friend has decided that the dress code will be "Dress nicely, but less formally than a tuxedo." That's not the traditionally accepted definition of "formal," but at least you sought clarification and now understand what was meant.

It's like when a bride specifies "semi-formal," when what she means is "less dressy than a suit and tie, but no jeans or t-shirts." (Yes, I have encountered this. I really have.)
Okay. No conflict here with what your friend told you. You should wear a suit. Not a tuxedo. Not a sportcoat. A suit. Seems straight forward enough.
There's a general rule - not a law carved in stone, but not a completely obsolete guideline, either - that pinstripes are more for business, than for social events. As a wedding is a social event, and as you have several non-pinstripe suits, you should rule out wearing the navy pinstripe.

Charcoal usually tends to be a little more staid and conservative than navy or light/medium grey. This doesn't necessarily make it a wrong choice here, but given that it's a daytime summer country wedding, and the groomsmen will be in light grey (a suit color notably more casual than charcoal), I'd probably not go for the charcoal suit.

Again, I'm not saying it'd be a horrible mistake, just that I don't think it'd be the best choice.

Dark grey is a lot like charcoal. Just a little less so. If you follow me.

I'd recommend you wear the navy or the light grey. Either one would be fine. Assuming both fit you equally well, and you can't decide which to wear, toss a coin.
That the groom will wear a navy suit does not in any way preclude you from wearing a navy suit. It's not like a woman showing up at a wedding wearing a white dress of a sort which could easily be mistaken for the bride's wedding gown. (Which is just tacky. And yeah, I've seen this, too. And the woman in the white dress which closely resembled a wedding gown was the groom's mother. And the bride's mother got pretty upset about it. Don't ask.)
Hey, if you're looking for an excuse to buy a new suit, go ahead and let the wedding be your excuse. Why not? Maybe a nice tan suit. You don't already have one, and for a daytime country wedding, in the summer, and given what the groom and groomsmen are going to be wearing, I think a nice tan suit could be a fine choice.

'Course, this assumes you look good in tan. Some people do, and some people don't.

When all is said and done, so long as you're not dressed completely inappropriately, nobody will take much notice of what you're wearing. You're a male wedding guest, not even a groomsman - you're practically invisible. So no need to stress over this suit decision.

Now, the shirt/tie/pocket square/boutonniere/cuff link/belt/braces/undershirt/wristwatch/socks/shoes decisions are key. Utterly make or break. Agonize over them. smile.gif

 

I have ordered a MTM suit in the fabric below.  The suit has notch lapels, patch pockets, and side tabs rather than belt loops. I'm planning on wearing a white shirt and dark brown cap toe oxfords. Are french cuffs too formal for a jacket with patch pockets? Can anyone point me to some inspirational pics for tie and pocket squares that would work well with the suit fabric?

 

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post #31220 of 33197

Hello gents! Quick Question: Is the flaw/hole on this blazer fixable by a tailor, and if so, around how much will it run me?

 

Thank you ahead of time for any and all help!

 

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post #31221 of 33197
^wat
@bobbers that watch would work with any color leather strap - I'd suggest a strap of the same color as the shoes you want to wear it with.
@SaviorSelf That hole can be repaired by reweaving, which is expensive and difficult, but the result is invisible. Look up if there's anyone that can do this in your area.
Another option would be to take it to any tailor and have them iron on a patch from the inside. This shouldn't cost much,but it will be slightly visible.
post #31222 of 33197

At first I thought you were talking about the pattern matching.

post #31223 of 33197
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Originally Posted by SaviorSelf View Post

Hello gents! Quick Question: Is the flaw/hole on this blazer fixable by a tailor, and if so, around how much will it run me?

Absolutely fixable. My tailor around the corner has done that kind of repair for me several times, and won't cost much.
post #31224 of 33197

Thank you for your answers guys! What does a reweaving job of this magnitude usually cost?

post #31225 of 33197
My tailor charged me around 15 or 20.
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Would you guys wear any of these to a wedding instead of the usual silver tie that is recommended here? (Paired with a navy suit, white shirt, black belt/shoes)


 

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Grenadine black

Linen purple

Grenadine saffron


I wear champagne ties as an alternative to silver grenadine. Still celebratory, but restrained.


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post #31227 of 33197

Can I use this suit jacket in a casual setting together with some chinos, dress shirt and oxfords or is it totally fashion faux pas?

I am travelling to university in a week, and it could be difficult to fit a whole suit and a jacket inside my luggage, so I am thinking of using the suit jacket as a jacket instead.

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post #31228 of 33197
^ I wouldn't.
post #31229 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Can I use this suit jacket in a casual setting together with some chinos, dress shirt and oxfords or is it totally fashion faux pas?
I am travelling to university in a week, and it could be difficult to fit a whole suit and a jacket inside my luggage, so I am thinking of using the suit jacket as a jacket instead. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



It's totally fine if it is a solid Navy or even a solid Gray suit jacket. Some patterns may be okay too, if they are sporcoat-like patterns, but I'd stay away from striped suit jacket and the like. I know some will disagree with me, but what difference is there between a solid Navy blazer or suit jacket?
post #31230 of 33197
It clearly looks as a suit jacket, but the 99% would simply consider you well dressed.
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