What should i do for tuxes?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 4
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2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

as of right now, we’ve got grey vera wang tuxes with grey vests and silver ties reserved at men’s warehouse. you could easily get that look from the photo with grey suits, grey suspenders and patterned ivory/champagne colored ties.

grey is a neutral color, it goes with anything. i think it would look fine with a champagne dress.

Post # 6
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@lrose07:  What time of day is the wedding?  What input does the groom have?  How formal is the overall wedding, and how formal is your dress?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@lrose07:  If you want the open suspenders look, and you’re doing rustic, just tell the groomsmen to get themselves a nice pair of dark grey pants.  You can specify patterned, or plain, or give them the option.  That way, they spend their money on a piece of clothing they can use again – there’s no reason for them to rent Tuxedos for just the pants.  Many will already have grey pants.  They could also buy themselves a suit and use the pants for the wedding – lots of optoins for them, and they’ll have better fitting pants.

For the groom, personally, I’d say buy a grey suit rather than rent a tux.  You can buy a suit for what it costs to rent a nice Tuxedo, and it will fit better, so the pictures will look better.  Plus, then you own the suit.  And, of course, you may be willing, and want to, spend more on the suit, and get a nice one, if it’s something he’ll wear a lot and get use out of.

If he doesn’t wear suits often, the one he should have in his closet is charcoal – good for business, good for a wedding, good for a funeral.  If he wears suits all the time, and has some already, adding to his wartdrobe a mid-grey, maybe a pin stripe or subtle check, could be a very nice choice.

Also, spring for installing the buttons into everyone’s pants.  Don’t, PLEASE don’t wear alligator clip suspenders!  It will only cost a couple of bucks per button, at most.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are comfortable with the men wearing different shades of grey, you could suggest that they each wear grey dress pants of their own choosing.

If not,and you want all one color, you could locate a rental for them, or specify a reasonably priced pair that you have sourced online.

I agree with Duncan that a grey suit for the groom will give him the biggest bang for his buck. He will be able to wear it again, even if it is only to weddings and funerals, if he is not  a guy who needs to wear a suit very often.

I think most of the men should have someone in their life who can sew on 4 buttons for them so you can use real suspenders.

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