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Official Wedding Attire Question/Answer/Picture Thread

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

  1. msulinski

    msulinski Distinguished Member

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    Quote:The safest bet is just don't wear a striped tie with it, but if you must, it should have a considerably different scale in terms of the width of the stripes.
     


  2. MrDaniels

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    A solid silver tie, white French cuff shirt and a white pocket square might be a good choice.
     


  3. pinkformen

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    Thank you both for your help! I'll see what I can find tonight ;) once I get my outfit together I'll be sure to post a pic
     


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    I would just go with a POW check tie. Or just a standard wedding tie of any kind. I would suggest that since you have gone this far though, I would resist cheaping out on the tie :).
     


  5. pinkformen

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    Thanks! Unfortunately I'm really running dry on funds :(. I just picked up a Boss shirt for 220$. It fit like a glove right off the rack :)

    I started digging through some ties that I inherited from my grandfather, purchased before his death several years ago. I was kind of shocked Dunhill etc. still with the tags. They are a bit fat for this occaision but gold mine!

    Even more amazing, a belt that I just cut 3 inches off without thinking... I wore it once to a job interview but its Ferregamo!?!?!?! It's got a gold buckle which isn't optimal for this occasion but it's better quality than any belt I can afford so I guess I should wear that?
     


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    What kind of price range are you looking for with the tie? Also, when are you getting married?
     


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    I'm actually only a guest at the wedding, though I would like to make an impression and the dress code is set. (I plan on frequenting some nicer events from here on out to take advantage of my new/altered gear)

    I'm looking in the sub 50$ range, the best bet at the moment is The Bay as they have a 40% off sale.

    EDIT: I need to pick up the tie tomorrow
     
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  8. Newcomer

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    Ahhh I see. Yeah, might as well just spring for something easy then! I would not worry all too much about it. I would stick to something dark preferably, as suggested before!
     


  9. pinkformen

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    Hehe, if I were getting married I'd be springing far more for a suit ;).

    Alright, here's a quick pic. It's not the greatest in terms of representing color *suit is navy with light blue and dark blue pinstripes.

    I found a slightly dotted lightblue/steel color slim tie in my closet. The pocket square is light blue and I think it will definitely have to change but quick thoughts?

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  10. Newcomer

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    Looks really good man. I think the tie definitely works, although I would slip in a white square! I hope for your sake that your Park Aves turn out better than my Fifth Aves after the last wedding I went to.

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    I see why white really works better! Thanks! Should I aim for Linen, Cotton or Silk? (the tie is a bit shiny)

    Ouch! Those look like they've been daily worn! :O I hope mine do survive after seeing those
     


  12. Newcomer

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    They looked just about new before that night. Whole lot of dancing. Worth it in the long run though! Just go to the store, and get a white linen square. Should be dirt cheap. No need to spend a bunch of money on them!

    FWIW, with a little bit of elbow grease, they cleaned up perfectly. A little bit of patina, but a whole lot of character.

    Once again, I would strongly emphasize linen. The matte texture of the linen will help to mitigate the shininess of the tie.
     


  13. pinkformen

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    I plan on a whole lot of dancing and getting pretty sloshed, so mine should look similar in black then ;). I guess I should prepare to start looking at the shoe care thread haha

    I will definitely go for the linen then! Thanks! I found a store that sells linen in white for 15$
     


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    I was worried that pinstripes would be too "business" for a wedding, but from the picture I can't even detect them. A white PS will definitely make a difference and work with everything else to give you a clean, slick look. And the spread collar and Full Windsor helps add a degree of formality...though I would add French cuffs.
     
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    Thanks for the tips. The pinstripes are turning out to be fairly hidden and since it's an evening affair in a theater I think the suit will appear like in the image.

    I'll give the full windsor a shot tonight :). Unfortunately I couldn't find any shirts with cuffs locally without a special order or bespoke. I'm a 36/37 arm and enjoy slim fit. Only Boss had a shirt that actually fit so I took it. Height can be great but at times, especially with fashion, it can bite you in the rear.
     


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