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Official Wedding Attire Question/Answer/Picture Thread

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

  1. Brattman

    Brattman Senior member

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    I appreciate the responses. Changing the buttons is definitely a viable option, which I think I will do. I'll see how the black shoes look after replacing the white buttons with black.
     
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    They'll look fine. It's tried and tested.
     
  3. Winter Smith

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    Love the suits! Must have them for our wedding do you have any information about where we could get these?

    Thanks in advance,

    Winter
     
  4. Winter Smith

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    Love the suits! Must have them for our wedding do you have any information about where we could get these?

    Thanks in advance,

    Winter
     
  5. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    Are you meaning a specific suit, or just suits in general? Was there someone's suit, on this thread, that you specifically liked?
     
  6. happy

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    I'm looking for some advice on ties for myself and 4 groomsmen.

    We are all wearing this JCP Gray Twill Suit which I find to be great for the money. It's a mid-gray, notch lapel suit in case the link doesn't work. I'll be wearing a 3 piece and they'll just have the 2 piece. I know it's frowned upon to have the same suit, but the groomsmen are not exactly the best dressers, and only 2 of the 4 had a mid-gray to charcoal suit. I told them all to wear a white shirt (not a button down), black shoes, and black belt. I also mentioned I'd cover the cost of the tie, since I'm "forcing" them to get new suits.

    I've read through the wedding ties thread and a bunch of other threads, but they tend to focus on morning dress, navy, or charcoal suits. It seems to me as though B&W glen plaid, shepherd's check, etc. would not look the best on a mid-gray suit as there would be too much gray-on-gray action. What would be some acceptable colors/ties that would look cohesive, but not all the exact same?

    For what it's worth, the bridesmaids are all wearing the same dress, and it is a summery "Glacier Blue" fabric which is sort of a tealish/sea foam greenish color. My fiancee initially suggested matching plain solid of the same color which I shot down. I'd be fine with an accent color in the same hue, but nothing too ridiculous. I suggested navy, and she thought that would look bad with black shoes [​IMG]. I'm guessing if she sees a she would change her mind though.

    If it all possible I'd like to keep them around thetiebar.com type price/quality.
     
  7. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Unless my screen is playing tricks I would call that suit more charcoal than mid-grey. I think the standard black and white wedding tie patterns would look great with it.
     
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    Wow that was fast! I suppose it is a lighter charcoal color. A bit lighter than the pics on jcpenney make it look though.

    I'll give the standard options a try then. I have until memorial day weekend, so I can always change my mind if needed
     
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    Link isn't working for me but I had my groomsmen all in mid grey suits and got them grenadine ties in differing weaves and shades of dark blue-navy and it worked a treat. Haven't got pics back from the photographer yet but will post when I do.
     
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    You've done them a favour. Now they have a suit which they'll eventually need again in their adult lives. They're prepared. :)
     
  11. ImTheGroom

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    I had my guys in mid grey suits, with various grey patterned ties. There are pics earlier in the thread, or PM me if you want me to send you sine direct, to see if you like it. I fit them at thetiebar.com - ties are mid quality, and amazing value, providing you find the patterns you want. Don't know if budget is a concern for you,though.
     
  12. AX2007

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    Does anyone have a resource for cufflinks and shirt studs? If you're going to refer me to eBay, do you have a specific seller in mind?

    Also, to cumberbund or not to cumberbund? That is the other question.
     
  13. ImTheGroom

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    Paging @capnwes any help here, on links/studs?

    I found mine at a consignment store, and before that nearly bought some from a discount site. finetuxedos.com, myowntuxedo.com, overstock.com, mytuxedo.Co.UK, are a few to try. If you have money to spend (think $500-$1000) Brooks Bros has several styles, both classic and flashy.

    Yes to cumberbund. Covering one's waist makes the whole look cleaner, and more elegant.
     
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    I've tried every consignment store in my area that carries mens clothing, and none have stud sets in stock. If anyone has a line in either Northern NJ or in Manhattan, I'm all ears. I was trying to avoid the $500-1000 cost, because for that money, I know precisely what I'll get. I was hoping to keep it around $100, if not less (if that's even possible).
     
  15. ImTheGroom

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    Those discount sites are in the $25-75 range. Also consignment websites might help. I got my evening waistcoat from rubylane.com

    I have seen some around here in antique stores/malls, rather than clothing consignment stores. I found my opal and white gold sick pin at value village, an actual thrift store, rather than consignment. If you haven't tried them, give a look at salvation army, good will, etc. You might get lucky.
     
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    I think either of fine, the top ones mitch be a little flashy but they are clear stones, so not so bad. Mop is more classic, and sedate. Do you have your shirt yet?
     
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    Not yet, I'm awaiting it's arrival. It's the Brooks Brothers slim fit ten pleat shirt. And the cummberbun from them as well.

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Slim-...dwvar_376Q_Color=WHIT&contentpos=19&cgid=0235

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Four-...dwvar_135I_Color=BLCK&contentpos=11&cgid=0235

    The slim fit brooks brothers shirt fit me very well, so that's why I went with that shirt, and I was given a black (bow)tie from BB that should look perfect with the cummberbun. Any thoughts?
     
  19. ImTheGroom

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    Sounds good. Just thinking make sure you have enough studs that match. Some shirts these days need more than the traditional three. My shirt takes five, because the bib goes into the waistband, but only three show above my waistcoat, so only those three need to match, for me. I think it was finetuxedos.com, or myowntuxedo.com, where I saw some nice octagonal onyx ones for under $50. I almost bought them, but then find my vintage ones for $15, and the matching links were double sided, to boot, so I went with those. Clermontdirect.com also has some simple, acceptable ones, but they are pretty ho hum.

    Anyway, nothing wrong with the ones you posted, imo, just make sure you have the right number.

    We are taking about a self tie bow tie, right?
     
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  20. AX2007

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    Where did you find your vintage studs?

    Yes, I am 90% certain I need 4 studs, not just 3, which is making my purchase of a vintage set of studs difficult. I saw those octagonal onyx ones, but I thought just a little flash wouldn't hurt at this particular occasion.

    And yes, a self tie bow tie. I'm not sure why anyone bothers with the pre tied version, it's so easy to tie. Last year I attended a wedding in Istanbul where I was the only person who knew how to tie a bow tie. Needless to say, I got a lot of practice that day.
     

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