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Wedding Wear Problems

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dezzydan7, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. dezzydan7

    dezzydan7 New Member

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    I am going to a wedding in a couple of weeks and bought a suit for the occasion, a blue three piece. I was planning to wear this with black brogues, white shirt and plain purple tie. I am undecided on a pocket square at the moment.

    The problem arises that my brother, who is also going to the wedding, has bought the exact same suit. It is a very nice suit so neither of us are willing to budge. Although, he is going down a different, slightly bolder route with his tie, shoe combo.

    Question: will this look corny or too matchy matchy if we turn up in the same suit?

    I was delighted with this suit and am reluctant to back down. I had been planning a blue three piece for this wedding for quite some time. However, as I bought the suit after him, I feel it should probably be me who backs down and changes if anybody has to.

    Would appreciate your thoughts gents.
     
  2. Millerp

    Millerp Well-Known Member

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    If one of you doesn't wear the vest and you wear different color shirts, different ties and different pocket squares (or one of you no pocket square), you should be OK. There will probably be several blue suits at the wedding. One of you could wear brown shoes but it depends on the
    shade of the blue suit.

    This is assuming these are plain blue suits. If they have distinctive patterns, eg glen plaid, chalk stripe etc you might have a problem
    especially if you stand beside your brother LOL.










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  3. dezzydan7

    dezzydan7 New Member

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    The vest may be a sticking point. I think we both bought a three piece to be a bit different. How wrong we were!

    I suppose it helps that we are different builds and complexions. This will change how the suit looks and sits.

    It is indeed just a plain blue suit, but even then we may limit the amount of time we stand together. I am an evening guest, whereas as he is there for the full day. I suggested that by the time I turn up, most people will be too drunk to notice, even less care.

    I know for sure that he is wearing brown shoes with his and he is not a pocket square type of guy. If I stick with my black shoes and go for a pocket square that should help. Also considering a light blue shirt to help differentiate.

    Thanks for your suggestions.
     
  4. Veremund

    Veremund Well-Known Member

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    We're not women. It doesn't matter in the slightest if you both have the same suit. You'll be wearing different ties, ps's and shoes.

    You don't have to look different. You just have to look good.
     
  5. HughJ

    HughJ Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure you'll dozens of navy suits there.
     
  6. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
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    +1. This. It's a navy suit. Sure the 3 piece detail makes it a bit more distinctive, but it's still a navy suit.
     
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