Groomswear for night reception: 3 piece suit vs 3 piece tux?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aegiszero, Sep 8, 2012.

Groomswear for 7pm reception?

  1. 3 piece suit (MTM Brooks Brothers 1818 Fitzgerald- Navy)

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  1. aegiszero

    aegiszero New Member

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    Hey guys, was hoping for some advice. I'm the groom at an evening reception (7PM; wedding is ethnic and earlier in the day). I have a nice MTM navy suit (Brooks Brothers 1818 Fitzgerald) that I could add a vest to, or I was thinking about getting a 3 piece tuxedo from indochino. Any thoughts/suggestions? Didnt see this specific question in search. Thanks!
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    You can add a vest in the same fabric? Or you'd get it in a different fabric?

    How long until the wedding?
     


  3. aegiszero

    aegiszero New Member

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    I can get the vest in the same fabric as well. The wedding is in December. Thanks for the quick reply!
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Getting a vest in the same fabric might be risky - even if it's the "same" sometimes if it's from a different batch color can be different.

    You're kinda cutting it too close to rely on an indochino tux IMHO. A lot of folks have to send theirs back to get redone, sometimes multiple times.
     


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    emc894 Senior member

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    Well either way backup is 2 piece Navy suit you already have so not too much risk. I personally would probably go with navy suit and satin tie, unless most guests were in suits or wife was in something very black tie appropriate.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    You just risk having to pay for a tux that you're getting for this specific occasion and might not have much other occasion for...
     


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