(Closed) suit help!

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
45399 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mid to Charcoal grey

Post # 3
245 posts
Helper bee

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
245 posts
Helper bee

Oh, and BTW, I think your FI looks very dashing 🙂

Post # 5
1536 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

linnea036:  My hubby wore a gray suit and his GM wore black suits. Here’s a pic of what they looked like.


Post # 6
775 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I like the grey suit color best, but the black suit jacket without the bowtie looks better on his body, I think.

Post # 8
760 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

we went charcoal…here’s FI in his dapper suit 🙂

Post # 9
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
3260 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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.

Post # 12
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club


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