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Official Wedding Attire Question/Answer/Picture Thread

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

  1. abl

    abl Well-Known Member

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    Hey all!

    So I got my suit from SS (made to measure program) for the first fitting. Thoughts? I think just about everything is flexible still other than the fabric (which I like, so that's good).

    The last pic is of a tie I am seriously considering. As a reminder, this is for a memorial day outside wedding in Maryland, and my fiancee's dress is fairly formal. I'm leaning strongly towards getting a lilly-of-the-valley lapel flower, and am considering a pocket square (white?). The shoes in the picture are the ones that I'm planning on wearing. I'll get a different white dress shirt.

    Thanks!

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  2. Craig10114

    Craig10114 New Member

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    Hi All -

    New to the site, came here looking for wedding advice. Pardon my ignorance if this question has been covered in the prior 80 or so pages!

    I was pretty lax with my groomsman as far as where their tux came from, though a majority of my men joined me at Alabaster and Chess and we went the custom black tuxedo route (2 button, notch lapel)

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    My question comes in the form of the all important sock game. I'm fairly loud when it comes to my day-to-day work socks, and my fiance want's me to take the same course with the socks to match her pink bridesmaid dresses. So far, the only thing I can find that matches her color is pink and grey (Socks Here). What are your thoughts on the grey with the black tuxedo? I'm not sure I'm a fan.

    The other option is custom socks...
     
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  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sorry, pink socks with a tuxedo sounds pretty terrible. If matching bridesmaids, even worse.
     
  4. ter1413

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    -Pants look long. Pants also looked horrible in the back. May need a proper pressing.
    -Shirt cuffs not showing? You need to wear a proper shirt when getting fitted again.
     
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    +1.

    Jeez......can everyone understand that the bride to be DOESN'T always know anything about menswear!
    This is a wedding..not a prom and you are not 17!
     
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    You must not be married, and if you are you should understand that it has nothing to do with her not knowing anything about menswear, it has to do with me wanting her to be happy on our wedding day. If it were up to me, we'd be wearing black socks.... but she wants some color, is that the end of the world?
     
  7. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Could you compromise by wearing a pink boutonnière or something? Pink socks with a tuxedo is pretty naff IMHO. When all the guys are wearing them and they're matching the bridesmaids, it's really distracting.
     
  8. abl

    abl Well-Known Member

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    Another way to work pink into your outfit could be in your cufflinks... I wouldn't get solid pink, but I'm sure you can find some tasteful ones with pink accents. Similarly subtle to socks, but maybe less of a faux pas?
     
  9. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Also are you wearing a long tie with your tuxedo as in the picture? I strongly recommend you consider a bow tie instead.
     
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    I wonder if we are seeing the start of a new dress standard in the USA. Tuxedo with long tie during the day and with bow tie in the evening/night.
     
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  12. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I haven't seen much correlation between time of day and neckwear. Although I guess if the wearing of a tuxedo during the day arises from ignorance, the long tie might often come with it.



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  13. Craig10114

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    Wow, that is bold! I couldn't pull that off, but thanks for the suggestion!

    That's an option I've put on the table. Our florist said he could dye just the tips of white roses to match her dresses... I think that would give her the look she wants while maintaining sanity on my feet

    I'm wearing a set of antique bull/bear cufflinks that have been passed down to me, or else this would have been a great idea. Thanks!
    Long tie. While I agree the bow tie is the more proper choice, I find they make my face look much rounder and I'm not a fan of how that looks in pictures.
     
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    Coming from the guy who isn't yet married... :fonz:
    Seriously, though, the art of compromise does not dictate that the bride always gets her way. That's how we get monstrosities like the current wedding industry.

    This sounds like a fantastic and distinctive option.
     
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  15. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There are many different bow tie shapes. Maybe experiment to find one that flatters your face more?
     
  16. ImTheGroom

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    Quote:I have not noticed anything to do with ties, but what I do think we are seeing evolving is an American tradition of grey tuxedos (for lack of another term) as day time formal attire, or at least as day time wedding attire. It'll probably take 30 or 40 years to settle itself, but I think that's where we're going. We'll also have to get out of the trend of using one of basically three current trends (suspenders/shirt/bow tie, matching vest and pants, chucks/jeans/vest) as an expression of individuality. But, it'll go, then come back in another form, as it always does.
     
  17. archibaldleach

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    I really, really hope that you are wrong about this trend. If we're going to wear grey tuxedos (though I am not sure something grey can even be called a tuxedo properly), we might as well wear full morning dress instead.
     
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    I agree, but morning dress has basically died in North America, and nothing has come along to replace it, which has led to Tuxedos during the day, with contrasting vests, and all kinds of hybrids of evening and day time formal wear. I think grey suits with silk faced lapels look quite nice, to be honest, more so the ones with the facing just around the edge of the lapel. They are a nice colour to wear during the day. I prefer morning coats, as well, but I would not have a problem seeing a different formal wear tradition arise in the US. If it becomes the standard, then we can start seeing quality versions of it worn, and people will buy these suits, and have them properly fitted, to the same extent as people do with Tuxedos. It would be much better than the confusing mish mash we have currently.
     
  19. MGD83

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    Can't go wrong with a charcoal or dark navy 3 piece.
     
  20. ImTheGroom

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    No argument, though there isn't really anywhere to go for higher formality during the day in the US. If grey "tuxedos" became a standard, you could also (as a guest) wear a grey suit to a wedding, or garden party, the way one would wear a navy, charcoal, or black suit (I know black is up for dispute :p) to a Black Tie Requested/Optional event.
     

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