Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by unbelragazzo, Dec 31, 2012.
LOL. I see what you are saying. My brothers (groomsmen) don't have many suits except for plain charcoal. I would of prefer to get them linen or seersucker suits. But end of the day our budget restricted us to getting them waistcoats and ties only. Even more so, when my fiance was able to pull off bridemaids dresses for $70/piece, I just can't justify the budget for new suits.
And no...I was not even thinking about the rental route. Was a groomsmen last month and we did the rental thing. Hated it all the way. I can't wear OTR/RTW anyway. Plus we were deemed to wear black poly in a 3-piece and the temperature the day of the wedding was 35C (95F) at 100% humidity. NOT FUN...
Sounds like Frank Sinatra backed by a barbershop quartet.
Why not just have them wear the charcoal suits?
LOL. My fiance won't let me sing, otherwise I would be doing a Sinatra rendition.
Their existing charcoal suits are not that well fitting. One does have bright white linen suit that he used for his own wedding that fit ok IMO, one does have a slate blue suit that fits pretty good, and the other has charcoal only.
So if we went with best fitting suit combo it would midnight blue (groom), bright white, slate blue, and charcoal.
If we went with charcoal only for the groomsmen, then we would have some ill-fitting suits.
Yeah, just have them wear the suits they already have. Charcoal is totally fine.
So offer to pay for alterations for them if it bothers you so much. Turn it into an "Art of Manliness" groom's party outing. Have whisky and cigars after/during.
No tailors in your town?
I posted a wedding attire question as a new thread and was directed to this discussion, which is great.
I'd love to hear what people have to say:
I am getting married next month and looking for advice on how to dress-up my attire. I have a grosgrain, single button, peak lapel dinner jacket and am going to accompany it with a white waistcoat. What shirt should I wear? I have a pleated turn-down collar but was thinking that a pique shirt with detachable wing collar would be more appropriate? Can I wear a pique waistcoat with a pleated shirt?
Piqué shirt. Both wing collar and turn down collar are fine. No pleats.
Agreed. It may just be personal preference, but I'd only wear a pleated shirt if paired with a cummerbund.
Thanks guys. That's how I was leaning and will probably be the way I'll go. I don't see pleats looking great with a piqué waistcoat.
As for my groomsmen, I am asking them to wear cummerbunds with pleated, turn-down collar shirts. Am I correct in thinking that that combination would be fine even if I went the route of piqué waistcoat and piqué wing collar shirt?
Definitely. That's classic black tie, no one is going to look bad.
If I get married again, I'm wearing this!
other than the default favorites of Glen plaid, Houndstooth, Shepherds check patterns, what is/are good alternative for a solid tie with Navy suit? I like Navy, but it seems to be too monotone unless textured (Grenadine). Royal blue has too much contrast imo. Slate blue seems good. Thoughts? Thanks
I would off myself if I was one of these guys.
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