Post # 1
So, my poor fiance can’t decide what he wants to wear for the wedding! My original idea was to have the men be in gray, since it will be an outdoor wedding and not super formal (I always felt that black felt way too formal). That being said, he looks pretty smashing in black too (he would also be wearing matching pants with the black, we just didn’t get a good pic)! And now I can’t quite decide. I think, either way, we will end up doing suits, not tuxes, so all that’s left to decide is the color: black or gray? I’ve left the final decision up to him, but he can’t seem to make a decision without feedback/opinions, so….. crowdsourcing it is!
What do you think? gray or black?
This topic was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by linnea036.
Post # 3
I love gray! I think it looks much better on your hubby. I have dropped a few hints to FI that I really like gray suits, so hopefully he makes the right decision… 🙂
Post # 4
Oh, and BTW, I think your FI looks very dashing 🙂
Post # 5
linnea036: My hubby wore a gray suit and his GM wore black suits. Here’s a pic of what they looked like.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
Charcoal grey. I think it looks nicer outside 🙂 Black, but a little less harsh. And that’s what my fiance chose to wear, too . . .
Post # 7
I like the grey suit color best, but the black suit jacket without the bowtie looks better on his body, I think.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
we went charcoal…here’s FI in his dapper suit 🙂
Post # 9
I think your fiance looks so much sharper in the black. Black is classical, so I don’t think it ever looks too formal. I would match the formalness to your gown rather than the venue. Much like the bride can wear whatever she wants regardless of the venue, so can the groom.
Post # 10
Grey. Black is not a classic suit colour; it is a classic colour for formal attire. Grey is a classic suit colour.
The grey he is wearing fits well in the shoulders, and collar, but the sleeves are too baggy, pants are woefully long, and it’s much, much too big in the waist and chest.
He looks sharper in the black jacket because of the fit and style of it, not the colour. The waist is a little tight, but it looks like waist suppression which (a tailored waist, that does not crease when buttoned), the quarters are a little more open (the spread of the jacket below the button stance), all of which suits him quite well. Also, the sleeves taper better for the shape of his arms, and it has a very high lapel gorge, which is currently very fashionable. It’s also a separate, which almost always makes black look better; the contrasting pants are a contributor to the black looking better. The colour has nothing to do with the black jacket looking better; it just fits him decently.
For a guy with his pale complexion, black is a serious no-no during the day, unless he’s in a morning coat, or stroller. I wouldn’t buy that, specific, black jacket for him, because it looks like the arm holes are too big – he’ll want one with higher arm holes. Find a grey that fits really well; everyone will be much happier, most especially him, I think.
Post # 11
How about he wears the black and the guys all be in grey to make him stand out a bit and be just a little more formal than the rest of the guys…. Obv I am for the groom standing out idea because thats what we are doing but with navy…. but, I think both look good on him… i know most others are saying they like the grey on him but, I am actually more fond of the black … … what ever you decide you cant go wrong though.