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Suit Options for my Wedding (w/ pics!)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MattTO, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. RapFan

    RapFan Well-Known Member

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    The Isaiah looks like it was made just for you, I think the Tom Ford slims you a bit too much. I know u said versatile, but how about a black suit with faint pinstripes, pair that up with a white shirt, white tie and a nice flower thingy and you'll be sharp
     
  2. AndrewRogers

    AndrewRogers Senior member

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    Pick the Isaia but take it in a very dark grey or midnight navy. Avoid black. You will come to appreciate why with use. Clothes are meant to be worn. Picking these colours will allow you to do so. Congratulations and enjoy your special day.
     
  3. tonylamer

    tonylamer Senior member

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    I like the TF in black. If you don't wear a suit to work, then there's nothing wrong with a black TF suit to draw the praise of the five-to-ten men in Toronto who might actually know what you're wearing. Wear it to weddings, the AGO, etc. If you needed to wear your wedding suit to the PWC summer picnic, then I'd say go with a lighter colour. But that's clearly not the case.

    FWIW, Tom Ford wears black suits all of the time, and I'm pretty sure that he's not an undertaker or a limo-driver.
     
  4. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Depart for the norm, I think you should try their bespoke offerings.

    Do you have any suit or is that going to be your first one? Bali is freaking hot, none of these suits will make you comfortable.

    I agreed with the old man, one can wear a suit for ceremony but for the dinner please put on a tux, once you get one, you will have a lot of excuse to wear it.

    Woemn's idea of classic men's clothing are usually novelty, never look good and practical

    Anyway, enjoy your wedding.
     
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  5. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    But he is Tom Ford, anything he designed will be praised by women at all age.

    He wears his usually black suit with a black knit tie, it looks like he is going to a funeral, sorry.
     
  6. StumpjumperE

    StumpjumperE Senior member

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    I like how that charcoal Zegna looks on you. Congrats on your upcoming nuptials!
     
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  7. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    If it's a beach wedding, have you considered linen? Or a combination pointing towards the stroller: navy suit, buff linen waistcoat, b/w wedding tie.
     
  8. wumingde

    wumingde Well-Known Member

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    I, like the most of the other members, would recommend staying away from the black suit. Black suits look a little extreme in weddings. I consider a lightweight navy or grey suit, wedding tie, brown shoes, and blue or white shirt. If you have a nice tie clip, it would go well with the suit (although it can lean more towards the business tone).
     
  9. wumingde

    wumingde Well-Known Member

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    If you have the money, go with the Isaia or Tom Ford. They look great on you and are high-quality products. Just pick a different color.
     
  10. jbernard

    jbernard Senior member

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    Quote: I wouldn't purchase my first bespoke suit as my wedding suit either. But if you have the money get 1 now and then get another made and you will not be disappointed. Especially since the fabric will be much nicer on the inside of the suit.
     
  11. cropknox

    cropknox Active Member

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    Unless you're talking about a tuxedo (e.g., dinner suit / evening suit / semi-formal suit, to use technically correct sartorial terminology) the combination of peaked lapels and black cloth should be avoided like the plague . . . unless you want to look like the help.

    Traditionally, such suits were the "uniform" domestic staff; in modern times, black suits -- peak lapel or otherwise -- remain the dominion of the service industry. Don't believe me? Here's a little exercise to illustrate my point; imagine typical looking individuals in the following professions:

    - Limo driver,
    - Hotel concierge,
    - Bank teller,
    - Doorman at night club,
    - casino security,

    Do not all of those individuals wear black suits?
     
  12. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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    IMHO, black as a main color in an ensemble goes well with other ensemble items in: black, dead white, ivory, gray, red, pink, silver, and (in limited cases) tan. (Outercoats and gloves can be other colors.) That's it. So, right, black is not the most versatile suit color. You can wear cordovan-colored or oxblood shoes with black trousers, though.
     
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  13. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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  14. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^looks like a standard stroller to me. Show me red and black together that you like.
     
  15. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    I agree with your first point, but the reason that i reserve black only for my dinner jackets is because i find it harder to match shirts/ties as opposed to charcoal, navy, even midnight blue. But for your list of professions that you claim wear black suits, sorry but I see all these professions in Charcoal, Grey, and Navy just as much as i see them in black. Actually come to think about it here in nyc maybe only the doorman I've seen in a black suit. The male tellers at the citi bank across the street from me are always in charcoal/navy blue/either of those in pinstripe. I have a friend who works in a hotel and they are rarely in black (maybe when they first start).
     
  16. Testudo_Aubreii

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    He said "tuxedo," though maybe he meant "semi-formal."

    Allen Edmonds's shoe-pants visualizer. Take the Cambridge in burgundy, overlay the shoe-pant visualizer on the burgundy Cambridge, hit "Tuxedo." Admittedly, the darker the red, the better. I think #8 shell would look great with a tux.

    Red carnation with a black tux. Red chalk stripes on a black flannel ground.
     
  17. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yea don't really like those....red+black to me looks like a football uniform.
     

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