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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

Yeah...good, but I bet the Bridal party didn't arrive standing on the trays of a Ford F100 convoy...to the strains of Garth Brooks. Spesh!

Sounds ok - I do like Garth's "Friends in Low Places"
post #16247 of 57242
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Jason
You've worked in Men Swear. Whats the usual wedding gear.
I mean for those who try.
(as an aside I don't get the "rebel" or "ironic" stance - if you don't want to get married then don't - if you don't want to wear a suit then don't - no one I know gives a flying rats .. If you don't like black tie - don't wear a tartan jacket - just don't go - the "rebel" stance seems immature and weak to me)
Now that the spring wedding season is here I'm going to do a quick and dirty look /drive around some of the churches , popular garden sites - ( eg one or two gardens near me you now have to actually book for a wedding as there were a few middle class dust ups over a rotunda or pond - hehe) etc and interview - briefly - some celebrants to get a feel.
edit:: getting in before blahman - clearly i dont need to interview celebrants "to get a feel" - although depending ......

Usual wedding gear? It's been quite a few years since I've been on the front line in retail but I don't really think there is any usual gear. More and more people seem to want to get married on beaches etc which means more casual stuff, but the last few I've been to have seen the grooms in mid-light grey suits, which I think is fine for the daytime but not formal enough for night.

I'd say as a safe plan, and I'm probably repeating much of what you already know , but a plain dark non-fashiony SB suit with side vents, white spread collar shirt, soporific but non business tie (silvers and creams or even black), white linen TV fold PS and polished black oxfords and a complimentary flower and you're pretty much set. No jewelry except a simple slim black strapped watch and of course your ring. And there you go.
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Usual wedding gear? It's been quite a few years since I've been on the front line in retail but I don't really think there is any usual gear. More and more people seem to want to get married on beaches etc which means more casual stuff, but the last few I've been to have seen the grooms in mid-light grey suits, which I think is fine for the daytime but not formal enough for night.
I'd say as a safe plan, and I'm probably repeating much of what you already know , but a plain dark non-fashiony SB suit with side vents, white spread collar shirt, soporific but non business tie (silvers and creams or even black), white linen TV fold PS and polished black oxfords and a complimentary flower and you're pretty much set. No jewelry except a simple slim black strapped watch and of course your ring. And there you go.

I know what I think generally works according to the "rules" of formal dressing and a few deviations that make sense.

Its something I'm interested in and come the wedding season I'll do a quick spin around.

I'll checkout the"society" weddings at Toorak etc and a few others - I'm curious. It is interesting that a bridal dress is expensive and unwearable for any other occasion. Basically worn for a few hours only - then a museum piece.

I know about the absolute disastrous but I'm keen to see what those who at least try are up to.

The ones I worry about are those who spend a lot of $ and try a bit but get bad advice and make a mush of it - suits /shoes that cant be worn afterwards etc.

I suspect its cranked up a notch toward better in the last few years.

Beach Weddings - yeah - well - I guess the no socks brigade are secretly funding them.

About 30% of australians will never marry.

About 30% of marriages end in divorce and will take around 11 years to get to that divorce.

About 50% of those who divorce will remarry at least once.
post #16249 of 57242
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post


Usual wedding gear? It's been quite a few years since I've been on the front line in retail but I don't really think there is any usual gear. More and more people seem to want to get married on beaches etc which means more casual stuff, but the last few I've been to have seen the grooms in mid-light grey suits, which I think is fine for the daytime but not formal enough for night.
I'd say as a safe plan, and I'm probably repeating much of what you already know , but a plain dark non-fashiony SB suit with side vents, white spread collar shirt, soporific but non business tie (silvers and creams or even black), white linen TV fold PS and polished black oxfords and a complimentary flower and you're pretty much set. No jewelry except a simple slim black strapped watch and of course your ring. And there you go.

i went tux, bow tie (tied myself of course), white winged collar + pleats + black onyx studs, cummerbund (spelling?) and personalised cufflinks for myself and the grooms men.

 

All i changed for the groomsmen was the bow tie from black to silver and the shirt to concealed buttons and of course the flower buttoniere.

 

And yes only jewellery was my wedding band and a 1960's offwhite enamel dial Jaeger Le Coultre watch with black strap (small round face, slim).. ill find a pic 

post #16250 of 57242
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I'd say as a safe plan, and I'm probably repeating much of what you already know , but a plain dark non-fashiony SB suit with side vents, white spread collar shirt, soporific but non business tie (silvers and creams or even black), white linen TV fold PS and polished black oxfords and a complimentary flower and you're pretty much set. No jewelry except a simple slim black strapped watch and of course your ring. And there you go.

 

Were you referring to the groom or the guests here, Jas?

post #16251 of 57242
Guys, brand new pair of shoes are a little snug on my right pinky toe, causing some discomfort. Any suggestions from those who have similar issues?
post #16252 of 57242
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Guys, brand new pair of shoes are a little snug on my right pinky toe, causing some discomfort. Any suggestions from those who have similar issues?

 Oversize shoe trees, alternately, problem may lessen as shoes break in. 

post #16253 of 57242
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Guys, brand new pair of shoes are a little snug on my right pinky toe, causing some discomfort. Any suggestions from those who have similar issues?

Foot binding (simplified Chinese: 缠足; traditional Chinese: 纏足; Mandarin Pinyin: chánzú; Jyutping: gwo2 goek3; literally "bound feet" or Chinese: 縛腳; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: pa̍k-kha) was the custom of binding the feet of young girls painfully tight to prevent further growth.
post #16254 of 57242
fxh - for your reference, I got married a month ago back in my hometown of Edinburgh, to an Australian girl. I wore kilt, sporran,ghillie brogues, kilt socks (so thick, they would break the hearts of your sockless followers) with Sgian Dubh (small knife worn in socks), black Prince Charles jacket, white semi spread collar shirt and black bow tie.

This is a pretty traditional Scottish formal getup and similar to what I wear to all wedding I go to. I got the kilt, jacket, sporran, ghillie brogues etc for my 21st. The Sgian Dubh was a present from my grandfather when I was 13, pasted down the generations. I got a shirt made at P Johnson specially and a bow tie made with a tartan strap (hidden) by the Cordial Churchman for the wedding. In terms of jewellery etc, an old watch of my grandfather's, knot cufflinks (in silver and gold metal - tying the knot you see) and then little boutonniere made of white spray roses and a thistle.

The groomsmen all wore something very similar, as did many of the male guests. Most of the Australian men worn a kilt too and looked good for it. My experience is that Scottish wedding are more formal than Australian ones (interestingly Scottish wedding invitations do not usually have dress codes, whereas Australian ones do. We had one of ours).

Anyway, it was a wonderful day.

Just in case you wanted to extend your knowledge to wedding season in Scotland too.
post #16255 of 57242
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Guys, brand new pair of shoes are a little snug on my right pinky toe, causing some discomfort. Any suggestions from those who have similar issues?

post #16256 of 57242
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Guys, brand new pair of shoes are a little snug on my right pinky toe, causing some discomfort. Any suggestions from those who have similar issues?

 

Lots and lots of

 

 

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post #16257 of 57242
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Guys, brand new pair of shoes are a little snug on my right pinky toe, causing some discomfort. Any suggestions from those who have similar issues?

post #16258 of 57242
Tried on some nice Hackett 3-piece suits at Henry Bucks. These have been reduced to $700. Shoulders are a bit too strong for me but someone might be interested.
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Forgot to mention that Ascot Chang and William Yu are having trunk sales at the Westin Sydney until 7 pm tonight.  They will be going to Melbourne tomorrow.

post #16260 of 57242
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Forgot to mention that Ascot Chang and William Yu are having trunk sales at the Westin Sydney until 7 pm tonight.  They will be going to Melbourne tomorrow.

 


What is the price for a shirt?

 

I'd be curious if the price was reasonable, then again I have no idea what reasonable is.

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