Post # 1
We are having a cozy winter wedding in Feb 2015. We’re getting married at a restored brewery built in the late 1800’s. The venue has stone walls and exposed wood beams so it’s very charming and has a sort of rustic feel to it. My FI found a picture of this suit and has been hoping to find something similar.
We both think it fits the feel of our wedding but we’re having a ton of trouble finding a similar suit in stores. Most of the stores recommended that we have it tailor made but we warned that a suit like this would be at least a grand, which is out of budget. We were hoping to spend around $500-$600. My FI was researching a few companies online who do custom suits, but I’m not sure how trustworthy they are. I guess I’m wondering if there are any bees out there who could give me some advice. Is it likely that we’ll find a similar suit in our price range? Have you ever purchased a suit online before? Are our expectations unrealistic?
Post # 3
I think you will absolutely be able to find this. We got a fabulous suit for our best man at Lord and Taylor. They had some great stuff!
Post # 4
@Jellybones: No advice, but I just wanted to say I hope you figure it out, because that is a beautiful suit!
Post # 5
According to Google it’s a Billy Reid suit and yep, definitely out of budget. Search around for a tweed suit, I’m positive you’ll find something you like.
Post # 6
@coffeeloverbee: I’m checking out their site now. thanks so much!
@MrsRevolutionize: thank you!
@LiliKitty: haha yeah I figured that specific one was probably out of budget. It’s like finding a wedding dress you love on pinterest and then realizing it costs more than a downpayment. thanks for the advice 🙂
Post # 7
@Jellybones: There are a number of Bees who have used http://www.studiosuits.com so you will be able to find reviews on WeddingBee.
They do offer tweed suits:
I did a quick mock order with the details shown in your pic , including a vest, The price was $222.
Post # 8
@julies1949: thank you so much!
Post # 9
You’ll probably have some difficulty finding a 3-piece tweed suit in that price range. Your best bet might be looking for vintage since you have so much time.
J.Crew has something slightly out of your price point, but you could wait for a sale. (jacket, trousers)
Also, if you are having all the groomsmen wear tweed suits, I would STRONGLY (more strongly than usual) suggest not having them match. There are so many great tweeds out there, and tweed is a casual suiting fabric, so matching doesn’t really make sense.
Post # 10
@Jellybones: You should be able to find someone locally who sends out MtM suits in that price range, but you`re probably looking at $700-$900 for a three-piece.
For that kind of look, however, I would give vintage, thrift, and consignment stores a good scouring on a monthly, or weekly, basis. eBay is also full of stuff. There are lots of guys selling things on clothing forums as well, like Style Forum, and Ask Andy About Clothes. Find something vintage in good shape, and spend the money having a tailor make it look perfect.
Post # 11
I KNOW JUST THE PLACE!!!
DH bought his wedding suit from here, and it was gorgeous. We only trusted it because his friend had bought a suit and said that he loved it. The only drawback to the suits, according to the boys, is that they make their other suits less appealing. DH is thinking about buying a tux too, just for fun, and he’s going to order 3 more pair of pants this week. My cousin is planning on buying a blue tux from them for his wedding. If you’re in Calgary, AB, you may even be able to catch the travelling tailor- they have a shop set up downtown this week where you can check out the stuff in person.
It might also be a good idea to check online reviews of all the sites you get, to help decide which one is right for you.
Anyways! Here is the link:
Post # 12
@Fizzy8: I would order a fabric sample, if you can. I have heard mixed things from indochino, and tweed is probably a less common one for them, and it’s hard to tell from online.
Post # 13
I’m looking for something similar as well! I LOVE it!! Keep us posted please!!