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Official Wedding Attire Question/Answer/Picture Thread

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

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I do like the look as well. My main concern is that I was hoping to use the waistcoat and pants as a separate outfit without the jacket and thought the mismatched waistcoat wouldn't work as well for this. Then again I could get two waistcoats made. What colour mismatched coat would you suggest with a grey suit?
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What shade grey? I don't think waistcoat and pants that you'd wear to your wedding will ever work as a separate outfit. Sometimes it works OK in a casual way, but that's rare and requires items that aren't in the formal wedding family of garments.
     
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    I guess that's true, was just trying to get some extra milage out of the suit. Anyway, I was hoping to get a similar shade to spoo's 3 piece I posted a bit up. Guess you'd call it dark grey.
     
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    Yea I know what you mean, but I'd focus on making it as good as possible for what it's supposed to be. You can wear it as just jacket and trousers as often as you like. For the grey in spoo's, I'd try buff first. If it were darker, I'd try dove. But dove and buff are pretty much your two main options.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I have an appointment with my tailor wednesday week, I'll go through the fabrics they have and ask to see buff and dove against the one I go with.
     
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    Not endorsing this in any way, but I spotted this window in Milan yesterday and snapped some pictures (located in the VE gallery facing Piazza Duomo, the sign read Davis/Sartoria Rossi):
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    At an outdoor wedding in the early afternoon where it's supposed to be sunny, as a guest is it inappropriate to wear sunglasses (dark tortoiseshell Persols—something subdued) during parts of the wedding besides the ceremony? The dress code is "not black tie." The groom will be wearing a gray suit. I'll be wearing navy odd jacket and gray trousers.
     
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    Unbel, your patience is impressive but your eye for detail is outstanding. Until you pointed it out, I couldn't put my finger on why the first knot looked out of place on ITG's build. If both knots are indeed "loose half Windsor", perhaps, ITG, you could bring a tie of your own that your could demonstrate your finished, properly knotted full and half Windsor for us to have a gander at without having to worry about damaging the store's inventory?

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    You really do look much better in the slimmer knot pictured above, regardless of type or tightness. Otherwise, I vote for the first knot in terms of color and pattern.
     
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    By the way, on double breasted waistcoats, you should do up the bottom button.
     
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    I've purchased the red tie with blue pin dots. I am good on tying knots.
     
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    For the record, still both somewhat sloppy, but full Windsor in the purple, half Windsor in the red/gold.

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    Hmmm, still have to agree with unbelgragazzo and Digemenow; the half still looks a lot better to my eyes.
     
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    I was wondering about that.
     
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    There is some debate on it, and it's largely a matter of preference. I do prefer it done up, though - another thing I didn't bother doing fully while trying stuff on.
     
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    There's debate on evolution too, but we shouldn't make the mistake of thinking both sides are equally valid. ;)
     
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    Just to share an experience, before I knew better I showed up to a 2pm ceremony at a BTO wedding in black tie. I was the only one in black tie. Then when I showed up to the reception, there were about 10 others in black tie. So either I was the only one who didn't know the rule at the time, or the others had cold feet about wearing a tux until they saw someone else wearing one. From now on, as long as there's time between the ceremony and reception, I'll bring a lounge suit for the ceremony.
     
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    Squares and bouts, or just bouts? (for groom and groomsmen, obviously)
     

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