Show me what your men are wearing/did wear!

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

This is what my husband (and his groomsmen) wore 🙂 (they had suspenders under the vests too). All of them wore Converse shoes, the groomsmen’s were all black and my husband’s were black on the outer side, red on the inner side.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@kb7:  

My Groomsmen will be wearing a light grey suit with a blush pink tie similar to this:

and my FI will be wearing the same but with an Ivory tie. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@kb7:  theyre going to wear something similar to this… But blue vests/ties and my FI will have ivory vest/tie

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kb7:  Do you have a picture of the tuxes they will wear?  A different coloured tie (if they’re grey tuxes), a different bout, or having the groomsmen in cummerbunds with the groom in a vest, are options.  Different shirts are also very viable.  Pleated front, Piqué front/Marcella, and plain front shirts are all correct with a traditional, Black Tuxedo.  Wing collars, and fold down collars are possibilities – a wing collar is best with a Marcella, or plain front shirt, IMO.  If you are looking fr a lower cost option, or are renting the shirts, I would advise turndown collars, because wing collars really only sinon when they are the proper, stiff, detachable kind. Shirts can also have an exposed placket, requiring studs, or sometimes having decorative buttons (e.g. Mother of pearl), or a covered placket, with buttons hidden behind a cover made of the same material as the shirt front.  Feel free to ask, or PM me if you want any help finding different shirtsfor accessories; I’ve done tons of research for my own court fits, and will be happy to passn it on.  I got my Marcella shirt for less than $50, and a rented shirt is kind of an icky idea.

Grey “tuxes” (not sure which colour you’re getting) are tricky because they are a hybrid of formal day wear and formal evening wear, and are relatively new, so there is not an established set of rules to apply that ensures you look good.  Because they are derived, depending how you look at it, from Tuxedos, or from suits, you should not go with odd vests; stick with three pieces of matching colour.  An odd vest witha matching jacket and trousers is less formal than three matching pieces.  The exception to to this rule is a white Marcella waistcoat, normally worn with White Tie, which is perfectly correct, and good looking with Black Tie as well. Coloured vests can be pretty prom-ish, and can make it look more like you are playing grown up, instead of actually being one.

Are the tuxes decided on?  I would say that the groom could wear a different tux, if things are not already ordered, but there are still ways to stand out, even if they are wearing identical Tuxedos.  What do you already know/have you already decided about the groom’s party’s attire?  It is easier to make specific suggestions with more information.  If you are doing black, I suggest making the differences subtle, as that is the whole enterprise of men’s evening dress.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

My guy bought a dark gray 3-piece suit (but didn’t wear the jacket – it was a fairly casual wedding).

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

They are all wearing the black Vera Wang BLACK suit with white shirts.   My fiance is going to be wearing a light ivory vest and long tie, and my groomsmen are going to be wearing the matching black Vera Wang vest and a dark purple tie.  I let my fiance pick it out.  Honestly, as long as there aren’t any prom flash backs colored vests I think it is fine.  

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

FI wanted to wear this http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=david+bowie+union+jack+coat&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#biv=i%7C3%3Bd%7CPWHWuC8JE3nWqM%3A (in case that doesn’t work, it’s a Union Jack coat that David Bowie wore)- I should probably mention that FI is a punk lol. Instead now though he’s probably going to wear that at the reception, and a Ted Baker three piece morning suit for the wedding ceremony itself. It’s beautiful light grey with a peacock lining. He will also wear an ivory waistcoat and red cravat, and have his hair spiked up and red. I’m wearing an ivory dress with red accessories (red flower necklace that was my mums, and red flower in my hair) so we’ll kinda match lol 

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

The groom, groomsmen and ushers wore a dark grey tux. The vest and ties is where they differed.

Groom – Ivory

Groomsmen – Royal blue

Ushers – Grey

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kb7:  Definitely, both of you should go and give a good, solid reading to http://www.blacktieguide.com — pretty much everything you could ever want to know about Tuxedos.  The site author is also great about answering questions from his readers.

Satin backed vests are the norm, even on high end suits.  My vintage, 1930’s, Black Tie vest, with silk-faced shawl lapels has a satin back.  It’s just the general way vests are made, especially since they are not really meant to be worn without the jacket.  I would prepare to compromise on that preference; otherwise your selection of vests will be extremely limited.

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

After scoping out the prices to rent a tux, we quickly came to realize we were not comfortable asking our fellas to pay that much to rent clothes for one day!  We asked they wear their darkest suit, a white shirt, and a black tie.  It turned out well, I think!

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