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Help for Bespoke 1 button greyish-brown suit for wedding (Sator..?)

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After reading some posts on these and other forums (Sator predominantly), I went to Adamo in Leichardt (Australia) and he has gone most of the way to completing my wedding suit (as well as those of my 3 groomsmen).

Unfortunately, my wife-to-be does not particularly like me in dark colours (black, charcoal, navy), so we went for something completely different. I am no longer 100% convinced with what I've chosen, but que sera, sera.

Right now, I have a 1 button peak lapel suit with a soft hemmingbone type pattern (not sure if this is the correct phrasing). The colour is a greyish brown. The button sits at around the waist line, where the jacket supresses. I have a waistcoat underneath that cannot be seen when the jacket is buttoned up. I also have some very dark brown shoes to go with it.

I understand that brown + peak lapel + one button is a travesty for most people, but that is where I'm at right now. I've also chosen the shirt colour to be an off-white (from Charles Nakhle).

My questions are:

- What kind of collar should I go for? I was going to go for a semi cut away and a regular tie, but am now thinking I'll just be looking like a guest!

- Similarly, what necktie? Long tie? Cravat even though my waistcoat is fairly low?

- If a cravat, do I need to do anything special with the shirt?

- Any other suggestions?

I'll take a picture of the material + the shoes as soon as I can get my camera (a few minutes!).

Thanks!
 

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I would wear the long tie and the semi-cutaway collar for two reasons:

First, although the one-button peak lapel jacket can look formal-ish (see PG's not-to-long ago WAYWN thread), it sounds like this is still a suit, not a tux. So don't pretend it's a tux.

Second, since the cut of the jacket isn't traditional, it will add enough interest. Wearing other non-traditional items will detract from this.

I like the colors you chose.
 

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Thanks for the response kaxixi. Does anyone else have any suggestions? Perhaps as to the colour of tie? Or type of knot? I'm an amature at this!
 

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If your bespoke commission is almost complete, just be happy with the fact that you are getting a fine lounge suit made. Light grey is a classical colour for a groom. A light grey with a slight beige overtone is sometimes called "greige" - especially by Scabal.

I would concentrate on getting a decent pair of shoes if I were you. Those things look horrendous.

The tie should be a straight tie or a bow tie. Forget about cravats. A semi-cutaway collar is fine, especially if you have a broader face and are unable to wear cutaway collars.
 

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Originally Posted by kaxixi
it sounds like this is still a suit, not a tux. So don't pretend it's a tux.

I don't think I can recall ever coming across an evening wedding in Australia (or New Zealand). Weddings in evening dress ("Tuxedoes") seem to be an American thing.
 

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Originally Posted by Sator
I would concentrate on getting a decent pair of shoes if I were you. Those things look horrendous.
Any ideas on what would be more appropriate?
 

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