Official Wedding Attire Question/Answer/Picture Thread

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

  1. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Depends on the formality level of the wedding. Neither of the shoes listed are a bad choice, though they are definitely on the more informal side of the spectrum. Black shoes would, obviously, be more formal. Only you can answer that, though.
     


  2. Newcomer

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    Fit aside, there is some funky stuff going on with the sleeve length of your jacket vis-a-vis the shirt.

    At that price for shoes, I would start looking into Carmina. I do not think there is any problem with you wearing walnut shoes with a light grey suit if that is your thing. It just depends on the formality of the wedding.
     


  3. msulinski

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    Quote:Do you think black shoes work with a suit that light? I'm not sure they do, which is why I think he is fine with the brown. To go more formal, I think he would need an entirely different suit.
     


  4. aravenel

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    Honestly, they wouldn't be my first choice. Dark brown would be my first choice.

    The problem with the Strands is that they are a very bright shade of brown until they get some patina on them. Still not a bad choice though.
     


  5. Budget

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    Well considering the colour of the suit (far from formal) the wedding isn't super formal. It's a summer wedding at a golf course, keeping it light and fun...I am definitely not into the whole super formal look.

    As far as the fit of the sleeve, please elaborate. I can post more pics if necessary later today.

    The pants will be hemmed. Both suit and shirt were done by maxwells, maybe they gave it a bit more slack even though I said to keep everything tight?
     


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    I am also pretty set on a richer/more colorful brown opposed to dark brown.
     


  7. aravenel

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    So... What's the question then? Sounds like you're pretty set on what you want for the shoes. Neither are distasteful, so pick which one you like. I do agree that for the price of the second shoe, you should be looking at other brands, though--Crockett & Jones, Carmina, Alden, etc.

    FWIW, I do much prefer the color of the second shoe to the first.
     
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  8. archibaldleach

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    One still wears black shoes with a light grey morning suit. Also, I can't find a picture but I'm pretty sure Cary Grant is wearing black shoes with his light grey suit to Foussard's funeral in To Catch a Thief and looks great. I do agree that a truly formal occasion calls for a different suit, though.
     


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    If you are set on the suit, and set on the shoe color, just don't automatically jump on the AE bandwagon. At the price you are willing to pay, there are far better options, as suggested. I also would limit the broguing. And can we see a picture of the suit front on? Hard to give fit recs based on what we are seeing.
     


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    Quote:You need some picks with your arms hanging naturally at your sides from both the front and side view. Its tough to say with your arms bent, but the sleeves look too tight.
     


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    I am partial to Carmina, personally, at that price range. If you contact the guys over at the Armoury, they will help you with sizing. Knowing your size in AE should be sufficient.

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    I'm not sure I agree on anything mail-order. You generally have to be pretty knowledgeable about how a shoe should fit and know your size in various brands/lasts to get good sizing recommendations. I doubt the OP knows his AE/Alden/C&J size.
     


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    Quote:
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    I am partial to Carmina, personally, at that price range. If you contact the guys over at the Armoury, they will help you with sizing. Knowing your size in AE should be sufficient.

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    This shoe is gorgeous. In all honesty I don't want to spend more than $300 unless I have to. Are there any options in the $300 range for a similar shoe like this that is of decent quality. If the answer is no, then Id' rather just pay up to have a quality product than throw $300 away. I am trying to explore all of my options.
     


  15. unbelragazzo

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    Personally I don't think shoes in that kind of tan go well with a grey suit. They can look good with brown suits in various shades, but not grey. The shoes in the picture you have stuck in your head are darker than that, and with more red in them. You could get the tan Carminas to that shade with some polish but it would take a while.
     


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