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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SUIT AND SHOES FOR WEDDING PARTY

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mr.invincible, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. mr.invincible

    mr.invincible Senior member

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    So it's been awhile since i attended a wedding and I have outgrown my old suits in size and in style. So I really want to step up my suit game, but don't want to spend a lot ( Not yet at least! ). Someone help a noob look like a million bucks, but spend no more than $200-300 at least.

    So far i have a black skinny tie and uniqlo oxfords (light blue and grey). dont know what you can do with these but i'm going to toss them out there in case there's some good ideas to use with these.

    wedding will take place from 4:00 pm and will probably be cold.


    1. what color combination would be appropriate?

    2. and where can i buy a cheap suit? (i will most likely tailor it)

    3. AND SHOES SHOES SHOES!!




    some fits that i'm feeling:

    1.would JGL's fit be suitable?
    2.where would be the best place to pick up this fit
    3.and what shoes???

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    go with all black?

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  2. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Its not clear from the post if you are in the wedding party or just a guest. If you were in the wedding party, did the groom give you some guidelines?

    The first picture looks a bit casual for a fancy-ish wedding.

    Regarding the GQ pictures, you asked if you should go all-black, but none of the pictures seem to have someone in all black (first one looks navy?). For 2-$300, it is unlikely you will be able to get a suit and decent shoes.

    By "oxfords" do you mean shoes or Oxford cloth shirts? Oxford cloth shirts are probably too casual for a wedding as well.

    It might help if you gave us more details about how formal this wedding will be.
     
  3. mhdena

    mhdena Senior member

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    Hit some thrift stores you might get lucky.
     
  4. mr.invincible

    mr.invincible Senior member

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    -i am a guest
    -oxfords i meant oxfords shirts ahhaha

    im not sure how formal it is yet, but i will ask and report back

    thanks for the help

    and i prefer not to thrift shop. i will increase my budget then


    but is there a suit combo/color + shoes that could never go wrong ? like the in between form and informal?
     
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  5. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    I think black shoes are appropriate for an evening wedding. I would get something conservative. A cap-toe or plain-toe balmoral would be a good choice. Unfortunately, a decent pair of shoes in this style will eat up almost all of your budget. You could go with something from Florsheim, though I am not sure of the quality:
    http://www.florsheim.com/shop/style/17067-01.html
    http://www.florsheim.com/shop/style/17168-01.html
    http://www.florsheim.com/shop/style/12064-001.html
    http://www.florsheim.com/shop/style/12064-001.html
    http://www.florsheim.com/shop/style/12065-001.html

    The first 2 are probably your best options, and would serve well for job interviews, funerals, and other formal occasions.

    Charcoal or navy would be your best color options for a suit. You should also get a more formal shirt option for this combination, preferably a white shirt in poplin or twill.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The second pic of the 3 pc is good for a wedding. Those pictures with the H belts are all abominations.
     
  7. TiberiasUSA

    TiberiasUSA Senior member

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    +1
     
  8. mr.invincible

    mr.invincible Senior member

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    so i went to h&m and bought a cheap. dark, navy suit. i know, it's h&m , but i don't want to spend that much right now.

    then i went to nordstrom rack and bought some british tan calf, cole haan wingtips for $130
    http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/catalog/product.jsp?catId=100&productId=528744&productGroup=528743

    kinda like these ^ but has some nike shit on it on too hahah

    what do you guys think of that color combo?

    and if it's cool

    what kind of shirts and tie i should go for?

    i'm 5'5, 130-140lbs. so im lean. and i went to brooks brothers and i didnt like how their collar was so big.
     
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  9. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    The shoes look tasteful enough, at least at that price, and should be okay with a navy suit (since it's not a job interview or a cocktail party).

    Wear a white shirt or light blue shirt. If not particularly formal, a patterned version thereof is optional. Tie choice depends much on formality and personal coloring, though (despite what fashion images might suggest) it almost surely should not be black.
     
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    This is the worst photo I've ever seen.
     
  11. mr.invincible

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    These suits actually come close to fitting well, as deliberately anachronistic as they are. The others-- [​IMG]
     
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    I just showed the picture to my girlfriend and asked her to comment. She basically came up with all the issues it presents, which is quite a lot. I'm not sure if I've taught her too much or these examples are just that bad.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You've got a good one there, Superfluous.
     
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  16. mr.invincible

    mr.invincible Senior member

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    thanks for that explanation. i was curious why those were bad.

    but the first Justin Timberlake pic is tasteful right? i'm a slim guy and i would like to fit something similar to that at least.

    also i would like to go with a white shirt but i hate how most white shirts are see through. i wear an undershirt and ideally i don't want that to show through.
     
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  17. HughJ

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    I don't wear an undershirt myself, but grey is often recommended here to show through less. Obviously a v-neck is more useful if you ever undo your top button(s).

    I think the skinny lapels in all of the pics are already hideously dated looking, but if that's your thing, different strokes.....
     
  18. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    The British Tan Calf is not that versatile.
     
  19. Chase H

    Chase H Senior member

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    Did they... tuck the vests into their freaking pants?
     
  20. mr.invincible

    mr.invincible Senior member

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    aaah

    will it work with a dark, navy suit? i mean, i don't want to keep changing the aspects, but the shoes i have looks like a shade darker than the one i posted. i would say it's a in between the tan calf one and the dark brown one.

    if it doesnt work i can always return them. still have 27 days
     
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