- Jan 20, 2010
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My fiance and I are getting married on the waterfront in Brooklyn this July, so I want a natty suit for my groomsmen. I was thinking an affordable chino or khaki suit would do well, especially since my friends, much as I love them, are not the dandy I am, and asking them to buy seersucker duds they'll never wear again seems like a bit much. I'm trying my hardest not to go over 200 bucks because I don't want to break the bank for these guys, who don't really wear suits, let alone summer suits. They've been happy to indulge me on these grounds. I got pretty damn close at J. Crew. I'm a big fan of this set, but it's $370, almost double the budget. Then I found this blazer, which would go well with their essential chinos. It's only $207 for the combo, only problem is, for whatever asinine reason, the jacket comes in a different color (dessert khaki) than the pants (khaki or British khaki). I haven't seen them first hand, but it seems like a subtle difference, though those are usually the most obvious, right? Any advice? Is this O.K.? What would you do? I've tried all the usual suspects--H&M, Uniqlo, Zara, TopShop, Club Monaco, Gap, etc. Does anybody know where to go that I've overlooked? Someone suggested cheap duds at LL Bean, that could then be radically tailored, but that might be too much work. I'd wait, but I want to pick these out now because I'm hoping to get a matching tux made--same chino, navy silk shawl collar and button. (Speaking of, anyone know of an affordable tailor in NYC?) ------ UPDATE: Wow. Thanks for all the great advice so far, keep it coming, fellas. First off, allow me to set the records straight--I'm the groomzilla, not my wonderful fiance. It was my idea to have everyone in matching suits in part because I knew a guy who did the same thing at his spring wedding, putting everyone in chocolate suits from the Men's Wearhouse, and they all looked killer. I checked with my guys to make sure this was O.K. and they all assented, and I agree with one poster, they'll now have nice chino separates to wear for a while. Which is why I am trying to avoid seersucker, though the Joe Banks stuff looks great, and I might have to pick one of those up for myself now in pink--I've always wanted a pink seersucker suit. What about those Haspel suits from e-suit? To echo another commenter, anyone ever had one, or one similar? Thoughts on poplin, especially something that's 45 percent polyester? The idea is not to swelter and not too have that gross sheen.