Groomsmen Attire Help (pics included)

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Those suits range from light to md grey, but that’sneither here nor there.  If you’re going to ask them to buy suits, don’t go lighter than medium grey.  Charcoal and navy are the most versatile colours to have in the closet.  Medium grey is also very useful, but the other two are pretty much universal.

Try getting them on sale at Nordstrom.  Be careful with slim fit,  it is in fashion now, buslinky looks good on certain body types.  I would, honestly, advise setting the colour, rather than a specific suit.  If they are going to own it, they should really pick the suit.  This will lead to suits that look better, and better pictures as a result.  Men’s suits are designed to look basically the same, anyway With only subtle variations in detail, once you’re past colour and pattern.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I wouldn’t require slim fit- it doesn’t look good on everyone.  Some suits come with multiple fit options.  My finance looks a lot better in slim fit suits, and my brother is really tall and skinny and would look ridiculous in anything other than slim.  However the other groomsmen.. not so much.  We choose a suit with multiple fit options and some people got slim while others got modern fit.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I would check out any outlet stores in your area, look online for sales too. I know some people who have found great deals.

I agree with the slim fit though, don’t require that just make sure everyone gets a suit that fits them well. FI gets a slim fit in pants but not in the jacket because that’s just what works for him. I honestly can’t tell once he has everything on because it all just looks like it fits.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@mgbser:  Definitely agree with this. I have to size up 2 sizes in some slim fit suit pants to get them to fit in the thigh and seat.

@Duncan:  Totally agree with this. Better to set the color range than pick a specific suit.

@iheartcake:  Yes, it would look fine to have the officiant in a charcoal suit. Different shades of gray don’t clash. If you want the groom in a light gray suit and vest, I would suggest a 3-piece (matching vest). The lighter the suit gets, the harder it is to pair with an odd vest.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

Ok, when I first opened your post, after reading the title, I burst out laughing because the first picture was of a dress. I have nothing to contribute except to tell you, you brightened up my day completely by accident. Haha. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@iheartcake: Also not at all helpful, but where are your BM dresses from?

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@iheartcake:  Honestly, if you are clear and give them sample pictures, (eg. Make sure they don’t think self stripe is solid) they’ll look, at minimum,was good as they would in a rental, and likely better. Rentals tend not to fit, especially in the pants, both leg circumference and length.

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