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Wedding Tuxedos

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Richmond44, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. vpather

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    If you want them to wear tuxedo's don't force them to rent the same ones - as someone stated they may already own some. If it is paramount that they wear similar clothing, just tell them to wear a black tuxedo. I would suggest a turn down spread collar (not wing-tipped) for the shirt.
     
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    OP never said he couldn't change the situation in his first reply; he simply said it wouldn't work and suggested that he thought it was considered common for the groomsmen to all look identical. To me, that suggests that OP may not have been aware that from a style, etiquette and tradition standpoint, there is no reason for a wedding party to match. If the bride is set in her ways or other factors are at play, that's another matter, but there's no way to know that without a bit more information than the OP gave in the beginning. If I was operating under such misinformation, I would certainly want to know. Sometimes giving good advice involves giving an answer that was not asked but is relevant to a person's situation.

    Worst case for OP was he read a couple more pages of text and left with the answer to his question in addition to a bit more knowledge about tuxedo etiquette. Pretty low risk compared to the potential benefit.
     
  4. Matt S

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    Great advice, but you forgot to mention that a turn-down collar is a must. Rental shops will not be able to do a proper wing collar, and wing-collar shirts should never have pleats nor should they be worn with a cummerbund.
     
  5. Veremund

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    +1 :teach:
     
  6. RogerC

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    And still, no-one has even mentioned the fact that dinner suits should not be worn before 6PM. If you want colour, why not look at morning wear? The humble stroller allows for great variation in many ways.
     
  7. GBR

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    No point with Americans, evening dress for a daytime wedding is a uniform from which many will not be separated despite the many and better options.
     
  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't recall any mention of the wedding being before 6 pm.
     
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    Best newb post ever! :slayer:
     
  10. Veremund

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    So, what are the details on your tux? :)

     

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