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post #26821 of 29138
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

Everyone on here will tell you a tux is no good for an outdoor daytime wedding. Also if you don't have tux already I would assume you do not attend many/any black tie events so do you really need to fill that hole in your wardrobe?
I just got married last week at a winery. Wore an unlined tropical weave wool suit to beat the heat and it worked beautifully. The only sweating I experienced was from nerves!
Also check out the wedding q & a thread for more info and inspiration if you haven't already.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/329568/official-wedding-attire-question-answer-picture-thread/

That is super helpful, thanks. If our wedding starts at 3:30 and runs until midnight or so, is it an evening wedding or a daytime wedding for purposes of dress?

And to clarify further, I don't feel the need to wear anything formal like a tux. It's more like I think it'd be fun to. But I'm getting the sense that a tux wouldn't be super (a) appropriate for a daytime wedding, and (b) super appropriate for a backyard outdoor wedding. My fiancee thinks that a tux would suit her dress well, but is really leaving this entirely up to me. My main concern is that I'd like to feel like I'm wearing something special -- and given that I have business suits in the major colors already, I'm struggling a little as to how to make it feel special. Sadly, I'm not going to be able to pull of searsucker.
post #26822 of 29138
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Originally Posted by miler417 View Post
 

Looking for both casual and business casual. I have no need for suits though at this time. My price range would be $50 or less for tops (polo, button down, sweaters) and $80 or less for bottoms. 

 

For more business casual type pieces, I think uniqlo is a really good place to start looking at as well. They don't really fill the gap for the higher end of formality but I wear their cashmere sweaters, have a cotton blazer, and I hear their shirts are pretty alright, though I personally get custom ones.

post #26823 of 29138
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Originally Posted by abl View Post


That is super helpful, thanks. If our wedding starts at 3:30 and runs until midnight or so, is it an evening wedding or a daytime wedding for purposes of dress?

And to clarify further, I don't feel the need to wear anything formal like a tux. It's more like I think it'd be fun to. But I'm getting the sense that a tux wouldn't be super (a) appropriate for a daytime wedding, and (b) super appropriate for a backyard outdoor wedding. My fiancee thinks that a tux would suit her dress well, but is really leaving this entirely up to me. My main concern is that I'd like to feel like I'm wearing something special -- and given that I have business suits in the major colors already, I'm struggling a little as to how to make it feel special. Sadly, I'm not going to be able to pull of searsucker.

 

3:30 start is way too early for a tux. If you want to go all out you can wear a lounge suit or morning suit to the ceremony and then duck out afterwards and get changed into a tux for the reception.

 

I had a similar issue with wanting to differentiate the wedding suit from daily business wear. One option is to go 3 piece; particularly a nice buff or grey double breasted waistcoat, but then you run afoul of the overheating issue. In the end I just changed a few details I hadn't experimented with before (peak lapel, side tabs and braces over belt loops, etc) and used it as an excuse to get a higher end suit than I am used to. After that you just make sure you look your BEST. new shirt, formal wedding tie, bull shined shoes, etc..

post #26824 of 29138
^
What he said.

Get married in a suit, then change into a tux for the reception. That way your suit will be more afternoon appropriate (and you'll have more leeway in the fabrics), but you will still be evening appropriate in a tux...
post #26825 of 29138
American Gent gave good advice. The pose in both fotos and buttoning is a caricature.
post #26826 of 29138
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

^
What he said.

Get married in a suit, then change into a tux for the reception. That way your suit will be more afternoon appropriate (and you'll have more leeway in the fabrics), but you will still be evening appropriate in a tux...

 

I did this - well, I wore morning dress for the ceremony, not a suit, but then I changed for the evening festivities.  It feels pretty swanky to change for the evening.  You could get a more fun, summery colour of suit, that will be good for many future summer weddings you'll attend as a guest.  Beige, light grey, light blue, etc.  If the dress is quite formal, linen/cotton is probably out, but a summer weight wool is a good one I'm sure you'll wear lots.

 

Also, if you're going to do a tux (even if you're going to do it during the day), sorry if I'm repeating others' advice here, read www.BlackTieGuide.com.

post #26827 of 29138
Post 26816: Communication misunderstanding between two posters - recommendation:
I understand the irritation, but that's why the difference counts:
wrong: "you didn't answer me"
right:
"I got no reply"
It's also more exact, true to observation.
Edited by Naive, Jr. - 3/6/14 at 8:37pm
post #26828 of 29138
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Originally Posted by Naive, Jr. View Post

I understand the irritation, but that's why the difference counts:
wrong: you didn't answer me
right: I got no reply

 

Who are you talking to? Use the quote function.

post #26829 of 29138

Is there anyone out there other than SuitSupply who makes a nice casual jacket in smaller sizes (32 and 34) for a decent price (under 400)?  I'm looking for a casual blue blazer for summer and none of the SS options are really doing it for me.

post #26830 of 29138
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Originally Posted by plainnerd View Post
 

Is there anyone out there other than SuitSupply who makes a nice casual jacket in smaller sizes (32 and 34) for a decent price (under 400)?  I'm looking for a casual blue blazer for summer and none of the SS options are really doing it for me.

ring jacket

and here is a 32R borrelli on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-2395-BORRELLI-NAPOLI-Navy-Patterned-Cotton-Linen-Blazer-32-R-Sport-Coat-/380856600434?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item58acd28772

post #26831 of 29138
anyone have experience with DANIELE ALESSANDRINI clothing? Construction, quality... how's the fit?

Thinking about kopping cheap blazer on Yoox.
post #26832 of 29138
Any duty fees shipped from Canda to US? If so, what to expect? (pair of carminas)
post #26833 of 29138
Duties are always a possibility when importing goods, but I don't think the rate is very high for you guys even if you do get dinged.
post #26834 of 29138
As the American receiver of things from Canada, I've never gotten dinged by duty fees.

However, a Canadian friend proxied some stuff for me once from Harry Rosen and I think she said something about having to pay duty on it.
post #26835 of 29138

How do chelsea's with brogueing on the toe fit into the formality picture? I think they're dressy, but are they out of place casually, i.e. with jeans?

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