Groomsmen with no tie of any sorts and just khakis and white shirt

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I wouldn’t like this look unless it was a casual beach type wedding. Too casual. Nothing special about it. Half the guys in any office on any workday will be dressed in khakis and plain white shirt, and a wedding is a special occasion that warrants a bit more style and effort in my book.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KearlSC:  I think the boutonniere may look silly on a shirt. Can they wear a vest?

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@KearlSC:  It is very informal, but it totally depends on your wedding.  If you’re having an informal wedding, then it’s fine.  I’m not sure where you’re gong to put the boutonniere, though.  They go on the lapel, and would look equally silly on just a vest. I think you’re much better with khakis and shirt, than trying to work in a vest.  Vests without jackets are very current, and are going to look dated in 15 or 20 years when you look back at your photo.  Whether your photos looking dated matters is entirely down to how you, and your husband, will feel about it.

 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KearlSC:  Most men end up taking off their jackets at some time during the reception. They do not transfer the boutonniere to the shirt.

Are you saying they are planning to wear a suit without a tie? Or, will they wear the tie during the ceremony? Like the jacket, the tie can be removed during the reception.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@KearlSC:  

My FI and his BM will be wearing khaki and a white button up shirt. I’m not sure about boutonniers yet, we may go without one.

But….our wedding is casual and on the beach so it fits with the style. If it was anywhere else, I would ask him to wear a suit.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KearlSC:  Correct.Once the jacket is removed, the boutonniere is history.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@KearlSC:  I think this depends on what your venue is. If it’s an outdoor, kind of laid-back feel, I think it’s great! If it’s in a dramatic hotel ballroom, I’d rethink it. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@KearlSC:  if it had a county theme, I would say they should wear a tweed, or a brown sport coat, and those can easily be found vintage for cheap. Pair them with knit ties, and Oxford cloth button down collars and you have a very smart look.  Is also go surg will pants, but khakis /chinos if you want formal/country.

If they’re wearing no jacket, or at least sweater, they’re honestly better if with no tie.  It’s just a more congruent look, especially in a country type outfit.  Sport Coats ( tweed, or otherwise)  can easily be witness without ties.  Suits are trickier. 

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@KearlSC:  that was supposed to say I would go for wool pants, not chinos /khakis.  I believe it said the opposite, by the time my ipad got done hacking my typing to pieces. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Btw, what time is the wedding? 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@KearlSC:  Yes, I would say that this is a casual look.  If this is what you’re going for, that’s great! 

I did this for my destination beach wedding since it was easy and comfortable for the guys (they wore their own kakis, white shirts, and leather flip flops – no new purchases needed).

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