Official Wedding Attire Question/Answer/Picture Thread

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

  1. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    If you really want to stand apart, wear a white carnation in your lapel and have the groomsmen wear red carnations in theirs.
     


  2. random-adam

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    Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!

    The quoted bit above is what you'd expect to hear from Men's Wearhouse or one of those professional wedding planners. Neither of those existed back when tuxedos were worn on a regular basis. Hmm....

    I'd suggest checking out the advice two-thirds of the way down this page. It should point you in acceptable directions. Consider taking just one or two of the six suggestions presented.
     


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    thank you! i have no idea how i missed that section of the black tie guide. i think the best solution for me is a formal white waistcoat with mother of pearl studs. any pitfalls with this approach?
     


  4. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    No. Just make sure you don't have one of those horrible pin-on boutonnieres.
     


  5. vodwat

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    my fiance is handling the flowers and i think she ordered a boutonniere but i have no specifics as to what kind. what form do i need to preserve the integrity of the black tie? sorry another newb question.
     


  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    You're probably SOL on that one. Boutonnieres that I have seen at weddings are always weighty and outsized. Ideally you want something that you can put through the buttonhole in your lapel, rather than something that has to be pinned to the lapel - which can be bad for the lapel if you're wearing silk facings.
     
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    i hate those outsized boutonnieres. now i understand the "pin" comment. i will see what i can do with my fiance/florist! thanks [​IMG]
     


  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Underside of your lapel should have a little loop of silk under the buttonhole to help hold the flower as well.
     


  9. random-adam

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    And if it doesn't, it's a piece of cake to sew one on. I've done it for every suit jacket and sportcoat I own that didn't come with one.
     


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    Could use some input on 18k vs. 14k yellow gold for my wedding band. Anybody have an 18k and regret it due to excessive scratching/denting? I'm set on a traditional yellow gold band and prefer the deeper color of 18k but am very active and wouldn't want the ring to be ridiculously scratched within a year or two.

    Thanks for any input.
     


  11. msulinski

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    The only thing I can think of is that you will probably look better (taller, leaner) with a black waistcoat.
     


  12. vodwat

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    i absolutely agree. i'm pretty average build, but this is all the more motivation for me to get more trim...
     


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    Congratulations on the wedding. What is your budget? I would not recommend Hugo Boss for shoes. They're basically a fashion brand and don't have the sort of craftsmanship you'd want for decent shoes. In the $300-$350 range, Allen Edmonds are an option. If you can't afford this, you can get Allen Edmonds seconds for less. If you can afford to go up to $500, I'd recommend Crockett & Jones. You will look your best in a pair of oxfords if you're wearing a suit.
     


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