Official Wedding Attire Question/Answer/Picture Thread

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

  1. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    Agreed. Besides, you're wearing a Tuxedo - how it looks without the jacket isn't important anyway.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    In case you were all tempted to think that Americans had a monopoly on horrific wedding wear, saw a couple getting married on the beach promenade in Naples at mid day, with the groom in ill-fitting tuxedo, best man in metallic bronze suit.
     
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    We would all do well to remember that, anywhere you go in the world, 25% of people suck and 75% are dumb. There is significant overlap.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    It's fully possible the people involved are neither sucky nor dumb, but I found their wedding wear disagreeable.
     
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    Do you mean the rocks near via Caracciolo? they were probably just taking the pictures for the album... We have a word for people like that, Tamarri!
     
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    Possible, yes. Probable? I dunno, man. I dunno.
     
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    So my suit and shirt arrived today. For weddings the tailor always embroiders the couples initials and wedding date on them. Of course these are completely wrong :( in the scheme of things It probably isn't such a big deal, though I imagine several years from now it my be used as in an argument by one of us that someone forgot an anniversary ;)

    Ill post some pics later. Having 2nd thoughts about the shirt since it is quite blue and the rest of the wedding party will be wearing white shirts
     
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    So here is the wedding suit. It doesn't show in the picture but the shirt has a light blue pinpoint weave to it.

    as mentioned before the groomsmen are in light to mid grey suits and white shirts. I will be getting them a blue grenadine ties in a mix of shades and textures.
    All will be wearing white ps and white bouttonaire.

    Question is what is my tie?

    At the moment i'm tossing up between

    this:

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    I was all set on the plaid. But then the earlier comments about it not going with blue shirting got to me and I ordered some other swatches. The Midnight and pintdot grenadine just looks awesome. In a perfect world i'd probably just order both to add to the collection and decide on the day, but I don't think that's going to fit the budget. These are both Sam Hobers if that matters.
    Any input and commentary would be appreciated.
     
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    I like this
    with that suit
     
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    I think either would work, and if you feel strongly that the glenplaid is better, you should wear it. I like the addition of the red to the fit, too, and think the pindot is probably better. You can probably find a glenplaid tie in a store to try on with the suit, and see what you like best. Neither is wrong; neither is a fail. My vote goes to the midnight/red, but your vote is the one that counts.
     
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    If you're going to do a midnight blue tie with pindots and end up with the full blue on blue on blue (shirt, suit, tie) look, I think you'd be much better off with white pindots. I'd also carefully consider whether you want to wear a blue suit, shirt and tie (it can be done very well but isn't the easiest thing to do). If the shirt is truly a very light blue, then a grey glen plaid should still be darker than the shirt and I'd think would be a better choice. Just my two cents but I tend to prefer grey ties with blue suits and vice versa.
     
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    Here is a close up of the shirt fabric. I reckon I'll go for the navy with red. I kinda like the plaid more but the grenadine looks more versatile for later use and the future ball and chain prefers it.

    I am concerned about archibald's comment though. Is there something else I could do to be a bit less Monoblue (my shoes are bluish too)?
    Maybe add a non white pocket square ? But leave the groomsmen with white ones.
     
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    I would not do the grenadine, too dark on that suit especially for your own wedding. The plaid was a good idea, but also slightly dark in the example posted. I would look for a silver/blue houndstooth or plaid, or even a more solid jacquard silver tie. The shirts is a light enough sky blue but dark navy suit plus navy tie with red dots, is not a good look for your own wedding (the usual message about looking at pictures later.

    Edit: In buying a tie for your wedding I do not believe you should be concerned with how much you can re-use it, is not like a suit, but in case, in the picture below are some of the ties I have in my regular rotation and that I believe would be very suitable for your wedding outfit, in a better way then the grenadine and dark plaid you were considering:
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    @marcodalondra has some good suggestions for ties.

    @ovlov, I am not sure how a non-white pocket square would reduce the monochrome effect of your outfit and would stick with white in any event. Also, a grey glen plaid tie is actually reasonably versatile and can be worn with a navy suit and white shirt quite elegantly in the evenings. The grenadine you posted IMO really would look best with a medium grey suit and either white or pale blue shirt. Both ties can work but in different contexts.
     
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    What Archie said. :)
     

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