Waistcoat for wedding (semi-formal)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sanmateo, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. sanmateo

    sanmateo Well-Known Member

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    So, I'm getting married soon and am planning on wearing a suit -- dark grey flannel, three button -- rather than the more traditional tuxedo. The wedding will be in the evening, at a church in Lisbon, 17th century, very Baroque.

    I was thinking of wearing a waistcoat, like maybe something similar to what's on offer at favourbrook.com. Any thoughts about how wildly inappropriate this would, or would not, be?

    I'd be most grateful for your thoughts.
     
  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I would go for the waistcoat.
     
  3. jester

    jester Senior member

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    I wore a Favourbrook waistcoat to my wedding.

    Seems to be working well so far :).

    I was wearing a DJ, but I do think it's a great look, even with a dark suit.
     
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    sanmateo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. There doesn't seem to be a great deal of advice re: suits for weddings. Maybe because one has already wandered so far from the traditional by abandoning the dinner jacket...
     
  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Traditionally, a dark blue suit was used as the substitute for formal clothes at weddings. Also: white french-cuff shirt, black cap-toed shoes, and a silver or black-and-white Macclesfield tie, either in houndstooth or shepherd's check or glen plaid. I.e., what the London shops used to call "wedding ties."
     

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