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Official Wedding Attire Question/Answer/Picture Thread

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

  1. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Distinguished Member

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    Good point! There are lots of websites with very affordable ones, too, that they could buy, or you could gift to them, depending on your budget/their level of annoyance at buying things.
     


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    I don't know anything about the quality; but I was browsing the clermont direct website and noticed the have db dinner jackets on there. Might be worth checking out.
     


  3. facet

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    Just out of curiosity, would this tie be considered a acceptable as a wedding tie for a groomsmen? I was wondering if the black/white pattern means it qualifies or if it's too dark.

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    ^ Too dark for my taste.
     


  5. facet

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    Cool, Thanks. :cheers:
     


  6. Van Veen

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    Wedding attire preview. Apologies for crummy self-pics from circa 2008 digital camera & wrinkled shirt. (Have to leave something for the day-of.)

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    The socks are a little basically a bigger version of the tie pattern, but I'm going to let it go. (This was the most understated purple sock I could find.)

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    Tie clip: yay or nay? (Leaning nay. A little too Gordon Gekko.)

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    The tailor did a crazy zig-zag stem keeper.

    My only disappointment is I am having shy shirt cuffs. I probably should have gone with an inch longer sleeve, but the one I got fits perfectly until the jacket goes on. Rookie mistake.
     
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    ^^^ very nice sir. I think i'd skip the tie clip.Too Wall Street.

    When is the big day? got time to track down another shirt if the sleeve length bugs your that much?
     


  8. Sean McKee

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    Why not have one made? Then you will have exactly what you're looking for!
     


  9. Van Veen

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    Next weekend. I could order another shirt, I just don't want to spend any more money at this point.

    Edit: The sleeves are fine.
     
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  10. ImTheGroom

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    I'm sure your shirt will be fine, and look great. If you do decide to get another white shirt, you simply can't have too many, so it won't be wasted money. You have lots to do this week, I'm sure, though, so I wouldn't worry about it, if you're not worried about it. The whole look is very sharp; big fan of the herringbone. Congratulations! Enjoy the day; it goes by quickly.
     


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    Thanks. It's the least of my worries right now. We've had so many unexpected & uncontrollable things go wrong in the past few weeks... it's ridiculous.
     


  12. Aguy

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    New case:

    Being the groom for a summer wedding taking place on the beach. There will be no formality for guest attire so looking at casual to semi-formal. Ceremony is taking place at 4pm (sunset is at about 6pm) followed by a reception. I plan on switching form a suit to a tuxedo for the evening dinner reception.

    Now I am having a hard time working out where to begin for the ceremony. Would I be safe wearing any 2 piece suit between light gray, navy, and charcoal? My concern is the time of day, heat, and formality. I don't want to wear anything too heavy but at the same time I want to look my part. I'm also looking at peak lapels while groomsmen have notched but I don't if this is too much given the formality.

    Some examples of what I was looking at (off J Crews Ludlow line and suit supply)

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    Thanks for putting up with me SF


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  13. Van Veen

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    You have a lot of options for a beach wedding. Some questions: Is this going to be your first suit? If yes, what do you already own? If no, do you plan to buy more suits? Do you care about it being versatile?
     


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    Not my first suit, I have a light grey and black one already that I bought on more of a budget. I'm okay with buying a suit for this special occasion with the assumption that I may not wear it again, or much.
     


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    Color-wise, I think you're fine with any of the suits you posted, but I really don't like the lapels on #2. Whatever you do, make sure you leave plenty of time to try the suit on, return it if it doesn't fit well, and get it tailored of course. (This is coming from a guy who got his suit, brand new, <3 weeks before his wedding, and picked it up from the tailor <2 weeks before. Not exactly ideal, and a little stressful.) If you want something that wears light, you can get something other than wool like linen or cotton, both of which are more casual, yet perfectly fine for a beach wedding. Considering your guest attire, you can basically get whatever suit you want as long as it's not too over-the-top.
     
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