Groomsmen attire for my earthy vibe and champagne/creamy colors?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Groomsmen attire
    groom: black 3-piece suit (w/vest) with black tie; guys: same suit with black pattern/stripe tie : (1 votes)
    6 %
    black 3-piece suit (w/vest) with black tie; guys: same suit, but NO jckt, black pattern/stripe tie : (2 votes)
    11 %
    black 3-piece suit (w/vest) with charcoal tie; guys: same suit with charcoal pattern/stripe tie : (1 votes)
    6 %
    black 3-piece suit (w/vest) w/charcoal tie; guys: same suit, but NO jckt, char pattern/stripe tie : (2 votes)
    11 %
    I think black is too harsh for suits : (4 votes)
    22 %
    I think the guys are better off in a rental, maybe a charcoal suit or tan suit : (1 votes)
    6 %
    I don't like the vest-only option for the guys (they should all wear jackets) : (1 votes)
    6 %
    I think it's okay for the guys to pick out their own shoes : (6 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    For a June wedding with your colors, DEFINITELY go with the chino suit. My FI has the J.Crew one and he has worn it to two weddings so far, plus sometimes he wears the pants to work. 

    And brown shoes, but they can get away with wearing their own. 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @nik1125:  My FI wore it with a light blue shirt and navy polka dot bow tie (wedding on the Cape, I was wearing a navy polka dot dress) the first time around and a blue gingham check shirt with a goldenrod tie (I was wearing a goldenrod dress) to the second wedding. 

    My suggestion would be white shirts with a tie that picks up a color in your bouquet, like peach or green. Or, light blue shirts with a champagne tie. 

    Post # 7
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like the chino suit for the groom, and just vest/chino pants for the GMs!

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @nik1125:  Navy or grey suits.  Black isn’t actually a very good suit colour.  Inside your ceremony venue (as pictured) I think navy or charcoal would look best.  Outside in the summer, with the vibe you are looking for, I think medium or light grey would look better.

    If you go with charcoal or navy, there’s a good chance you can just tell the guys to wear a navy or charcoal suit, and they’ll have one.  If they don’t have one, they should, anyway, so that’s a better use of their money than a rental (even if it’s a cheap suit that costs the same as a rental).

    A Navy or Charcoal suit is the most versatile (charcoal slightly more versatile, but navy is more valuable if he wears suits for work).  Medium grey is a close third to those two.  Light grey can only be worn in summer, and late-ish spring, but is pretty useful within that context.  The Khaki suit (Chino is a style of pans, not a colour) is the least versatile, and least formal, of the options, and honestly grey suits really look better.  Khaki is the only option I think is not formal enough for your wedding.

     Champagne ties won’t really pop look very good, because there won’t be enough contrast.  I would wear dark ties, with beige/champagne/ivory in a traditional type of pattern (small dots, pindots, stripes, plaid, and similar), if you want to tie those colours in.  You could also tie that colour in with off-white shirts.

    I think medium grey suits, with black shoes, is the most versatile between your venue, and your outdoor reception.  Solid navy and charcoal are the most formal suit colours.  Black is pretty muc just for funerals, or for business if you happen to like it.

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    Post # 11
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    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    To follow on from what @sxcwed said, I’ve heard very good things about value for money from SuitSupply, and the Black Lapel.  Apparently both of those are half-canvassed.  Nordstrom is the best US department store for suits, from what my American mens wear buddies say.  Macy’s is ok, certaily better than Men’s Wearhouse, in general.

    My biggest warning about department store/low end store suit shopping, is to make sure you know the difference between what’s trendy right now, and what’s classic, and always looks good.  You can go either way, but your FI should be the one deciding which of those you want, not the salesman.  The staff at Nordstrom are better than most, but still not super knowledgeable.

    I also forgot my usual first question: What is the groom’s opinion?  This should be his decision, ultimately.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @nik1125:  Well, I agree with you that charcoal would be better.  No reason not to give him input, or try to persuade him, but in the end, he’s a grown man and should choose his own clothes.

    If that photo accurately reflects te lighting inside your venue, darker suits are going to look much, much better.  That’s why men’s evening wear is only black or midnight blue, and why black suits are generally not a good choice during the day.

    Also, if a man only owns one suit, it SHOULD be charcoal.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @nik1125:  Are you planning to buy, or rent?  What’s your budget for the suit?  Planning to go with matching, or just same colour suits?

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