Groom/Groomsmen, is this appropriate? (PART 2 WITH PICS)

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Does this look better than before? (previous thread)
    Yes, a lot better : (36 votes)
    69 %
    No, I liked the way it was before : (4 votes)
    8 %
    No, both looks weird, this is still not how you would pair things together (please explain) : (9 votes)
    17 %
    Either way looks good : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I love the after photos!

    Post # 5
    Member
    42453 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The lighting is so different. In the first pic his suit looks to be a taupe color. In the last two it looks grey.

    I much prefer the second-charcoal- vest and the striped tie.

    It might just be the lighting but it also looks like he is wearing a striped shirt in the new pics. Is he?

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like the top one.  I do not like the pinstriped vest with the solid suit.  At all.  Vest without a jacket is a very current trend.  You know wedding pictures with baby blue Tuxedos and ruffled shirts?  That’s how it might look in 20 years.  I would either lose the vest entirely and wear the tie, or wear the black vest and tie.  I might investigate altering the vest to a four button, like the celeb photo you posted, but the 5-button does work.  Just an option – try folding it down like it is one button shorter, and seeing how your FI likes it best.  

    If you do go with one or the other of the bottom two looks, I would definnitely reccomend switching to a white shirt.  With stripes on the shirt and stripes on the vest, it’s just too much going on.

    Post # 9
    Member
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I agree that there’s too many stripes going on with the tie, shirt, and vest. Personally, I think you should switch the shirt to a plain shirt. I like it though!

    Post # 10
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    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @elliptical2013:  Rule 1 is he has to pick what he wears, and like it.  All the other rules come after that, so good choice.

    I might lose the stripes and go to a solid or pindot tie.

    Post # 12
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    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Jacket is better than no jacket.  The vest and no jacket thing is a trend that’s going to die out, and it is possible that you both will look at your pictures and go “what were we thinking?”

    I would still go without a tie.  It sounds like that’s more you guys, anyway.

    Post # 14
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    42453 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @elliptical2013: I think the white shirt looks much better.

    He should wear what he wants to wear. I think if he wears the suit, vest shirt and tie for the ceremony, he can always remove the jacket and tie when the party gets going during the reception.

    I would not spend one second worrying about whether styes will change or not in 20 years. They always do.What is important is that he feel good in what he is wearing on his wedding day.

    We all have pictures taken in high school, college and beyond wearing things that are no longer in style. That’s life.

    Some people go to way too much trouble to wear what someone else tells them they should wear, or wear something they read about written by some expert,  that is so far and beyond their normal life, that they end up looking like clowns. They too will look back and say “What were we thinking?”

     

    Post # 15
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    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Duncan:  I hardly think that a solid-colored dress pant with matching vest is going to go out of style and can hardly be compared to a powder blue leisure suit.

    TBH, the very first picture you posted is my favorite, though I think the vest comes up too high. Not a fan of the striped vest/shirt/tie combo. Not a huge fan of the striped vest/tie/white shirt, either, but it’s not terrible. If he likes it and it’s not godawful (see thread where the groom wants to wear a purple velvet suit, if I remember right), I say go with it.

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