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Official Wedding Attire Question/Answer/Picture Thread

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

  1. pinkformen

    pinkformen Active Member

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    Thanks for the clarification archibaldleach.

    Is there anything lower budget you would recommend? I would love a pair of AE PA and I am started to see why they are the perfect suit shoe, however, I really don't wear a suit very often. I guess the problem is they would only go with a suit and are not as flexible as a more casual shoe such as the fifth avenues. I am still willing to buy them if they are the right shoe to keep in my wardrobe for the coming decade but with taxes they come out to $410.

    Is Brooks Brothers like Moores in Canada?

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    Check out pediwear.co.uk. Some Loakes or Cheaneys would be a good alternative to AEs.
     
  3. pinkformen

    pinkformen Active Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion! It seems like they run quite a bit higher than the AEs and are not available locally (online). Unfortunately I'm in a bit of a time constraint (1 Week)
     
  4. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    Honestly, in that case, just get a pair of Johnston and Murphy Captoes. They will be a-OK, and some are conservatively styled. I will think more on it.

    Something like this:

    http://www.johnstonmurphy.com/product.aspx?pid=38301

    Is it ideal? No. But it will be more than sufficient, and it will last you well.
     
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  5. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    I hope the wife-2-be didn't tell you that!
    :eh:
     
  6. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    Not with formalwear; with business attire, perhaps.
     
  7. Firefox

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    Hi Pinkformen,

    Us Canadians have a bit of a harder time with this stuff because we pay more than they do in the U.S. We can order stuff from the U.S., but then we have to deal with import duties and shipping costs. On the upside, our prices for Samuelsohn-made suits are slightly lower than in the U.S. since they are made in Montreal (but only slightly).

    Brooks Brothers is different from Moores; it's a higher-end clothing chain. I believe they only have two Canadian locations thus far (Vancouver and Toronto), but you can order online. However, since most of their stuff is made overseas, you have to pay import duties which can make it prohibitively expensive. Moore's is owned by a company called Men's Wearhouse. They don't get a lot of love on Styleforum, but if your budget just doesn't allow anything else, you can go see what they have that may work. Generally speaking, the quality of their stuff probably won't be as good, but if you find something that fits quite well, it can work. The one truism with clothing is that it's better to have low-quality clothes that fit really well than high-quality clothes that fit poorly.

    As far as the PAs, I agree that you may not get a lot of use out of them in the near future. However, if you buy them in a size that fits you very well, they will literally last you for decades of formal-event-use (for weddings, funerals, job interviews, etc). If you are trying to save some money, I would suggest going the seconds route or ordering some from a Styleforum member in the Buy and Sell forums.
     
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  8. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    Formalwear as well. Don't take my word, take that of Piccadilly grandees.
     
  9. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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  10. archibaldleach

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    In fairness it appears that to the extent cream shirts might be worn on such an occasion, they also must be silk. Some sort of cream colored cotton shirt would not work well as a substitute.
     
  11. Newcomer

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    Roger:

    Interesting link, I had not seen that post before, and I am a fairly avid follower of Will's blog.

    Despite the provenance of the cream silk shirt as formalwear, I feel like it would have to be done right to be effective. A cream or ecru shirt on the cheap would probably not turn out as well as a simple white shirt.
     
  12. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    Very debonair and dapper....but the fit tells me it's a rental!
     
  13. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Just curious, what clues let you to the judgement?
     
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    Newcomer Senior member

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    In my most humble of opinions, it is definitely NOT a rental.
     
  15. MrDaniels

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    The pants.
     
  16. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    It's definitely not skin-tight-#menswear fit but classic fit pants does not equate rental.

    BB RTW morning coat btw, and I am definitely not a small/skinny human being.
     
  17. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    Hey-I said you looked very dapper and debonair. The fit opinions are the kind of things only a Style Forum member would detect. I think the cut of the coat and waistcoat make you look very trim and fit. I would have liked the pants a bit less full and without so much break...maybe hemmed another half-inch.
     
  18. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    Ok..and frankly, I would have preferred a Half-Windsor knot too...
     
  19. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Yup those details are personal choices. Not that the pants don't fit; it fits perfect at waist with proper rise. But it's not for everyone's taste. At least for me if anything trimmer they wouldn't support my upper body girth.
     

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