Official Wedding Attire Question/Answer/Picture Thread

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

  1. astro1001

    astro1001 Member

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    Yeah I hear you. I rather like Kent's stuff. The issue is the cumulative impact on my wallet of not only the tie, but also the cuff links I'm going to be doling out to these guys.
     
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    So here is a unique situation:

    I play in a wedding band. What does SF think is the appropriate way to dress? I normally wear something like a blue staple suit and a summery tie. Sometimes, I wear chinos and a SC, perhaps a bit casual for something like a wedding, but you have to remember that we are loading gear/moving around a lot /sweating. It's hard because you don't want to look so formal that you are a part of the wedding party, but also don't want to look like a schmuck.
     
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  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I'd rather go to Sam Hober for ties and go cheaper on the links than try to skimp on the tie. $50 is kind of a wasteland for ties IME. Unless you want to just scour eBay for deals for the next couple of months, which could work out, but is time consuming.

    On the band, I think it depends on the kind of wedding. You kind of have to bend to the will of your employer. If the question is, if I were getting married in a barn, how would I want the band to dress, I'd advise exactly as you say, with the dark suit. For a bluegrass band, corny ties might actually be appropriate. Shoes shouldn't be too nice. As far as the sweating, you could always change after setting up, but you're just gonna get sweaty again while playing.
     
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    MrDaniels Senior member

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    Did someone tell you each tie needed to be unique? Maybe one style for you, one for the dads and one for the groomsmen.
     
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    eglbc Senior member

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    Im doing a casual unstructred suit/linen shirt, and this is my tie
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  7. astro1001

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    No, not expressly at least. General consensus in these pages seems to be that the groomsmen needn't (and indeed shouldn't) match as Ken dolls adorned with the chosen accessories of the bride. Instead the groom and his men should endeavor to dress as individuals, albeit within the sartorial confines of solemn tradition and befitting the occasion. I agree with this, at least in principle. The only problem is I have only been able to find about four different patterns of wedding ties that I like. As such, I have little choice but to select two (or three) of the same tie. This would seem to potentially render the whole exercise self-defeating if goal is to avoid matching.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    You can easily venture into ties that aren't so classically wedding ties. A pindot, for instance.
     
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    I worry that pindots and some Macclesfields are too business-y though. There are certainly options outside of "wedding" ties, but pindot wouldn't be my first choice I don't think.

    Still, you could do far worse...
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    +1. There are a lot of patterns that would look good and that can be somewhat close to traditional wedding ties without actually being wedding ties. Take a look at the wedding ties you are going with and try to find things that are somewhat similar in one way or another.
     
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    That's what mine are wearing.
     
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    Following up on my posts of some ten pages or so ago, I'm hitting up the forum for a little more help. I'm in need of someone in nyc who would be willing to do a one-off MTM shirt for the wedding (turn down collar, no pleats, buttons as opposed to eyelets). Online would also be fine if someone can offer a strong recommendation. I'd love to spend less than $200 on this but understand that that's a tall order.

    In addition, I'm also looking for some black bals or wholecuts to wear with my tuxedo that are around $300-$350 or less that I can polish to a glass finish. In terms of profile, I'm looking for something with a last that's a little less narrow in the toe box than the Kent Wang's (or, rather, the gents from the forum that supply him with his shoes. . . forgot their company name) but with a more elongated and elegant last than Park Aves, for example. Again, given the price range, no mean feat.

    As always, thanks in advance for any thoughts.
     
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