FI said yes to the suit! … now for the rest??

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@kayjay612:  So good. Not a huge fan of gingham. But the suit is awesome.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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.

http://www.blacktieguide.com/Style_Basics/Basics_Tying_a_bowtie.htm

Post # 6
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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!

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