Suit Options for my Wedding (w/ pics!)

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

  1. jbernard

    jbernard Senior member

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    That Tom Ford Black really slims you, if you like it I would go with that. Random question what are the lapel widths on Tom Ford suits?

    A lot of people here don't like black suits. But I don't like tuxes very much. I am having a black suit made for my wedding as well. I think it's the right choice if you want the tradition look, but still want to wear it on night outs, etc. Much more versatile than a black tuxedo.
     
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  2. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Did you get to pick her dress? So why would you let her push twds a BLACK suit. It's NOT versitle...unless you are a burglar!
     


  3. mymil

    mymil Senior member

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    Or an undertaker.

    If I were getting married on a hot beach at sunset, I don't know what I would wear, particularly since the only thing of those I like is sunset. Maybe a medium gray suit. How formal a wedding is this going to be?
     
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  4. facet

    facet Senior member

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    I used to think the same thing in black being the most versatile; but after reading various posts on here, I can actually see why the opposite would be true. It terms of colour pairings, it's arguable that it doesn't look as nice when you try to deviate from shirts other than white; it looks too stark compared to gray and blue suits. And along the same vein, you can't really wear any other colour shoe except for black. On top of that, with respect to business environments, black is supposedly not really all that appropriate, not like gray, charcoal or blue. Generally speaking, any situation you'd want to wear a black suit, you could wear a charcoal or navy suit, but not necessarily the other way around.

    Personally, if I was in your situation, I would go with medium or light gray. Others will probably disagree with me; but you already have a navy suit (and black), so a charcoal suit would be kind of redundant. It's on a beach (or some setting more tropical than Toronto) so a lighter colour would probably be more appropriate. And, if your goal is to buy something that you could use years after your wedding, a light or medium gray suit would add another facet of utility to your suiting wardrobe. Where to look will depend on your particular budget.

    ps: some of the responses in this thread are gold. :laugh:
     
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  5. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    Im in between the Isaia and the Tom Ford. But if you are going to go the TF route i would recommend getting the Base A 3 piece (i think the one your tried on was a base F?) in midnight blue. Its essentially black unless in certain lightings. I like the color of the Z zegna but the suit is meh, and the boss looks kinda weird i can't really put my finger on why though.
     


  6. 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
     


  7. AndrewRogers

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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.
     


  8. 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.
     


  9. add911_11

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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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  10. add911_11

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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.
     


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    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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  12. RogerC

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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.
     


  13. wumingde

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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).
     


  14. 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.
     


  15. jbernard

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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.
     


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