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Official Wedding Attire Question/Answer/Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by unbelragazzo, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Veremund

    Veremund Well-Known Member

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    I shudder to think the epic coolness daddio laid down. Pics! Pics or it didn't happen!
     
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  2. jamie111

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    Are they mutually exclusive??
     
  3. Veremund

    Veremund Well-Known Member

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    In this case, yes.
     
  4. vodwat

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    I will check this out, thank you. One of the benefits to being here in NYC was that I was able to stop by the Kamakura store and I tried on their formal shirt.

    Despite my hesitation on pleats, I did like this one. http://shop.kamakurashirts.com/goods_en_usd_452.html My only complaint is the arm holes were slightly smaller than I needed causing a being of wrinkling around the shoulders that would not be visible with my dinner suit jacket on. Any thoughts on this one?

    I did look at Kent Wang but they don't have my size in stock.
     
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  5. candyspan

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    Ok, you asked for it! Pics to come soon...
     
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  6. gort

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    When my wedding is over and done with next month I will be so glad to stop hearing my fiancée say the term "our colors." I keep saying to her "we are not a sports team, we don't have to follow a uniform." She doesn't listen. I still haven't learned to bite my tongue.....:embar:
     
  7. Van Veen

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    Tell me about it, man. "What do you mean you don't want to wear a purple tie, purple pocket square, purple boutonniere, and purple socks?" Um, I don't want to look like a clown.

    The latest battle is that she wants to make boutonnieres out of preserved baby's breath covered in glitter. The glitter gets EVERYWHERE. Looks like Tinkerbell went crazy in my apartment. No glitter on me or my groomsmen, please. I am not biting my tongue on this one.
     
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  8. aravenel

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    WTF.

    So glad my wife was so reasonable when I was going through this. Navy suit, white shirt, b/w shepherd check tie, white square, black shoes. As classic as it gets.

    She did get mad at me once when we were looking at wedding pictures and I remarked "damn, that suit looks good." Whoops :embar:
     
  9. The Phog

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    My girlfriend and I have started seriously discussing marriage, and she really likes the sound of not having everyone match. Seems like I got pretty lucky in that regard.
     
  10. Veremund

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    :crackup:
     
  11. Firefox

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    So, as I have posted elsewhere in this thread (and elsewhere on SF), I am getting married in about a month. I decided to wear a stroller and pieced together the various elements over the last 6 months or so. I finally tried everything on all together, and I am pretty pleased with the overall result. I even modelled it for my fiancee, who had been a little wary of the stroller idea, but she admitted that it looked really nice.

    My one question is in regards to my tie. I ordered wedding ties from Kent Wang for each of my groomsmen (glen plaid and houndstooth), as well as a black and white shepherd's check tie for myself. The one concern I have is that I think the shepherd check may be a little too "busy" in combination with the striped stroller pants. Something a little more subdued like the glen plaid or houndstooth may have worked better, but I don't want to wear the same tie as my groomsmen. I asked my fiancee what she thought, and said that something in a smaller pattern (or even just a plain grey/silver tie) may work better, but she was happy to leave it up to me.

    Here are the tie and the pants I will be wearing:

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    For comparison's sake, the other key elements are a dark charcoal grey jacket (w/peaked lapels & jetted pockets), white french cuff shirt, white linen pocket square, black shoes. Any thoughts/opinions on the tie? Am I over-thinking / over-worrying things in the leadup to the wedding, or do you agree that a simpler tie may work better?
     
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  12. Veremund

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    You're over thinking. That tie will look great.
     
  13. Firefox

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    Maybe I need to take another look at it all together...
     
  14. MrDaniels

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    I'd have to see the whole outfit together to really know. But perhaps a solid silver tie would be a sleek look that would also help you stand out.
     
  15. marcodalondra

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    Are you not wearing a waistcoat ? It will really complete the look and further separate the tie from the the trousers
     
  16. Van Veen

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    The glittery boutonniere idea is not dying. The bridesmaids LOOOVVVE IT and I guess the bouquets are going to include the glittery baby's breath. There's glitter all over the apartment just from her messing around with it, and I know if we use this for a boutonniere it's going to get all over everyone's suits, shirts, and ties. I think this is a battle I have to fight. :brick:
     
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  17. unbelragazzo

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    Sounds shitty. Sorry man. Are you going to do a magic show in the middle of your ceremony?
     
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  18. Van Veen

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    No, but we are planning a flash mob performance of Ziggy Stardust...

    I am fine with regular baby's breath boutonnieres. I hope we can make this compromise.
     
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  19. Van Veen

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    +1 on the vest. If you wear one, this is a non-issue. Isn't a stroller technically not correct without a vest (unless it's DB)?
     
  20. Henry Carter

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    Have you thought about taking the groomsmans glenplaid for yourself and swapping the shep check with him? It's your wedding remember and if you paid for them I doubt he'd have an issue with that. The other one will still look fine but a glen plaid would be a nice match to the trousers.
     

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