Our first visit to a tux rental place – I am confused!

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Does white shirt and ivory vest and tie look good ?
    Yes : (2 votes)
    10 %
    No, you shouldn't mix ivory and white : (15 votes)
    75 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I worked at a tux place for 12 years. Ivory shirt ivory vest ivory tie and the men should wear ivory shirts also. If you put a white shirt under an ivory vest,  I would think someone wasn’t paying attention while putting the tuxes together 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    What in the world is a puff?

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @vorpalette:  I was wondering that, too!

    @Lulume:  I think all ivory would be nice, but a white shirt with an ivory vest and tie also would look nice. I think Treejewel’s DH had this look, and it was very nice.

    My own DH wore a black tuxedo with full dress tails, white shirt, and white pique vest and white tie, even though my dress was diamond white (i.e. light ivory), and he looked fabulous next to me. 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Lulume:  you mean a handkerchief?

    and i voted ivory and black (tux). no white anywhere. the first person lied to you.

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Lulume:  Like a pocket square?

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I wore an ivory gown.  DH wore a black tux with white shirt and ivory vest.  It looked very nice, not dingy.  I didn’t like the ivory shirts and thought they looked way too yellow.  

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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m going to voice the opposite opinion – I think they look so gross and dingy no matter what. I read once somewhere where no one will take your groom’s sleeve and compare it to your dress, and especially since he’ll have a jacket on, it’s not like the colors will be right next to each other for someone to compare. I’d get white shirts for the boys. FWIW, My dress is ivory and FI and the boys will be wearing white. I guess the only exception to this would be a dark ivory (versus a normal “bridal white or ivory” type order, where the ivory is a light ivory/diamond white)

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Lulume:  lol wtf…that’s a pocket square. Why the hell would someone who works at a tux shop call it a puff?

    Anyway. I don’t have a helpful opinion on your color dilemma.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    The guy at the first store was totally off.  It’s not a puff, it’s a pocket square.  I’m just envisioning the weird looks your poor fiance will get asking for puffs.  Personally, I’m a big fan of using a patterned pocket square as the accent, I’m not a fan of entirely matchy-matchy solid colors everywhere.  It should pull from the tie color, so maybe a cream background with a chocolate & green paisley pattern.   Also, the second store was correct – don’t mix white and ivory, that just looks like someone grabbed the wrong shirt.

     

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    It’s a pocket square 

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Lulume:  lol and you’re in canada so it’s probably a cultural thing. 🙂 i didn’t see that before.

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