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Light grey wedding suit

post #1 of 31
Thread Starter 
Hi all,
I will be getting married this July in a casual outdoor ceremony and am looking for a light grey suit. This suit gives an idea of the colour I'm thinking of and I'd prefer a 2-button, but basically I'm open to suggestions for specific suits I could look at buying. Would like to keep it under $500 USD, and I am in Canada so that complicates things a bit. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
Aaron
post #2 of 31
grey for a wedding though... White tux or go home son.
post #3 of 31
I think light grey could be nice. But is your wedding going into the evening? If so, I'd lean toward dark grey or navy. I did dark grey myself, but regret not doing navy instead.
post #4 of 31
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Originally Posted by fcuknu View Post
grey for a wedding though... White tux or go home son.

LOL @ "son"
post #5 of 31
Thread Starter 
No, it won't be going into the evening. It's morning ceremony and early afternoon brunch reception, casual as I said so I think I'd prefer the light grey to dark grey or navy. Any suggestions?
post #6 of 31
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Originally Posted by goalie35 View Post
Hi all, I will be getting married this July in a casual outdoor ceremony and am looking for a light grey suit. This suit gives an idea of the colour I'm thinking of and I'd prefer a 2-button, but basically I'm open to suggestions for specific suits I could look at buying. Would like to keep it under $500 USD, and I am in Canada so that complicates things a bit. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. Aaron
I did a light grey, peak-lapel suit for a mid-afternoon summer wedding. I got the suit at Paul Stuart, and I think that it looked fairly sharp. I have a light complexion, so white would have washed me out. Wore it with a nice very light purple tie with very faint light-green shapes (not a traditional wedding tie, but a nice Holiday and Brown that was distinctive enough to be festive). Getting the tone right was pretty important, and to me the peak lapels added a festive touch that a plain grey notch lapel wouldn't have had. If you do it, you want to be sure that the suit doesn't look like a standard business suit if at all possible. I don't regret doing a light grey suit, but it is certainly not super-traditional. Whatever you do, invest in really top-notch tailoring so that the fit really works. I would suggest buying in person (I did, and even paid retail!!) so that you can be sure that it fits well off the rack. Best of luck and congrats!! EDIT: I won't vouch for the quality of these suits (and you know forum biases), but quick search revealed: Sean John (looks decent to my eye, if a little dark) - http://www.execstyle.com/Sproducts_sepa.asp?pid=1322# And something from Fezza (god forbid, but pricing is right and Men's Wearhouse does have a full run of sizes): http://www.menswearhouse.com/menswear/detail.jsp?FOLDER<>folder_id=1408474395565291&FOLDER<>browsePath=1408474395565291 Or you can get something like this (http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Gray-Wool-Single-Button-Peak-Lapel-Jacket-42-L_W0QQitemZ380098226080QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVintage_Men_s_Clothing?hash=item380098226080&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1205|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:0|293:1|294:50) and add stroller trousers -- if you pay $350-400 you should be able to get those made by Hickey Freeman custom Or you can do a darker fabric, although I don't know "M. Valentino" http://cgi.ebay.com/M-VALENTINO-MENS-SUIT-1595-CHARCOAL-PEAK-LAPEL-40R_W0QQitemZ120364169268QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats?hash=item120364169268&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1205|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1307|301:1|293:1|294:50 Good luck!
post #7 of 31
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Originally Posted by goalie35 View Post
No, it won't be going into the evening. It's morning ceremony and early afternoon brunch reception, casual as I said so I think I'd prefer the light grey to dark grey or navy. Any suggestions?

You Dont Say...
post #8 of 31
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Originally Posted by fcuknu View Post

I think that the "casual" part of that statement needs to be emphasized. As much as I would give a thumbs-up to morning dress in general, in this instance it doesn't appear to be in keeping with the tone of the ceremony.

I see no problem in going with a mid-grey suit. I don't know how much I like the sound of "light grey"... I would go with something that is solidly 'grey'; not charcoal, but not too light either. Remember, this is your party, so wear what you want. I would obviously try and avoid looking like an idiot, but if you buy a really nice mid-grey suit and wear a dark tie and white shirt, I guarantee you that you have nothing to worry about.
post #9 of 31
Morning dress is casual
post #10 of 31
Dove grey is a very traditional colour for a groom. It is a very attractive colour, especially for summer. Dove grey morning suits are particularly nice:



I would not hesitate one moment to recommend the colour for a daytime ceremony.
post #11 of 31
went to a wedding a few weeks back, groom et al were in light grey + white flat front shoes. fucking hideous. that said, when it's done well it looks good.
post #12 of 31
Does anyone else think that HRH Charles' coat looks a bit shapeless?
post #13 of 31
its windy brohan
post #14 of 31
And here's me thinking that Savile Row tailoring confers magical immunity to the effects of weather.
post #15 of 31
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Does anyone else think that HRH Charles' coat looks a bit shapeless?

Yes, it looks like A&S were trying to make a body coat with drape. Body coats are called that because they are cut to closely follow the shape of the body. That example is not really successful. However, I do like the colour and the general idea of the garment. The actual realisation leaves a bit to be desired.
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