Post # 1
Super excited my fussy fiance said YES to a suit.. he looks so handsome in it too!!
FI is 6’4”, slim and has dark features….
below is the exact suit he will be wearing! He is definitely adding the matching vest and teaming and it with a light ivory shirt…
we just have to decide between a pocket square vs bottonhole flower/s (and what kind of tie (slim tie or bow tie) ??? would love some Bees thoughts and ideas!!
together with some shoes this colour (not the exact shoes but similar to what we are looking for)
not sure about about a bow tie?? (definitely navy instead of lighter blue and this pic is just an idea of what we like)
or something like this??
and i hoping to have a teardop orchid bouquet so something lke this button hole.. maybe not so big…or do you think a pocket square in plain ivory/checked etc
Never realised how much goes into picking a suit!! lol
Ideas,opinions,thoughts,experiences and pics all welcome!! =)
Post # 3
@kayjay612: So good. Not a huge fan of gingham. But the suit is awesome.
Post # 4
Four in hand, not bow tie, and I’d go with burgundy, or navy, or grey, in a classic pattern, like pindot, glen plaid, or a simple stripe. No reason you can’t have both a pocket square and a bout – but do get a functioning buttonhole put in the lapel, and do a single flower, and a simple, straight-across fold on an ivory linen pocket square.
Does the ticket pocket not have a flap? I would experiment with tucking in the pocket flaps, but then, besom pockets are the most formal, and therefore not really congruent with a ticket pocket, per se, so maybe leave it as-is.
Also, during fittings, note that the jacket should lie closed, not pull open at the belly button. That is a current trend where pulling at the buttoning point is mistaken for a close-fitting jacket. The jacket on the model is too small at the waist, but only by a little. It’s much better than many I’ve seen.
Post # 5
And if you do go bow tie (I seriously wouldn’t with that suit, but that’s up to your FI) get a real one, and learn to tie it. It’s really not that hard. Here’s one link with instructions, and there are many, many youtube videos on the subject. It’s actually the same knot as tying your shoes.
Post # 6
@kayjay612: I love navy suits, we chose navy too 🙂 I’d say go for a tie, but I am a little biased as I have an obsession with them haha.
Post # 7
@kayjay612: LOVE the gingham and this entire look! Especially with the brown shoes!
ETA: I like either pocket squares or bouts! And as far as the tie goes, maybe see what your FI prefers. I love bow ties but FI said he’d rather have a slim tie so that’s what he’s getting. 🙂 Also in navy gingham!
Post # 8
Thank you everyone for your advice! glad you like it.. Never realised what goes into picking the perfect suit! it was hard finding a navy in the right shade that looked great on FI! to me the suit is as important as the wedding gown and can quite often look a bit like an after thought.. (well in a lot of the weddings ive been to anyway)
@Duncan: thankyou for your advice! i agree with the jacket being closed fit.. i hate when they pull open.. also as my FI is so tall he has to have the jacket made longer as the standard size is slightly too short for him. im glad we found such a brilliant tailor to fit him..