(Closed) Big and Husky Grooms on Wedding Day *Spin Off*

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am going to show this thread to my Fiance to show him that bigger guys can look amazing in suits 🙂

Fiance is 6′ with broad shoulders and a fairly large build and he has been VERY anxious about suit fittings, looking good in the wedding photos, etc. He has just started a weight loss regime for his health and fitness but I think pre-wedding anxiety had a part to play in his decision to lose weight.

A lot of ‘groom fashion’ sites I have read say that vests are good for men with a bigger build – do you bees agree?

Post # 19
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315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Barika:  YOU TWO ARE SO CUTE!!!  I LOVE HIS LITTLE SWEATER VEST!!!

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Not the best picture, but here is my lovie!  6’8 and on the husky side, but wouldn’t trade him for the world!  He didn’t wear a suit, but jeans a green button up (we got married outside in June) and his raccoon hunting boots/chaps.  LOL!

Post # 21
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258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My gorgeous husky man is 6″2, with broad shoulders. Luckily we didn’t have the headache of getting a suit jacket as we got married on a tropical island!

Post # 22
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2399 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@HelloRaeven:  All it takes to make a man look great in a suit, is to follow classic styles, and ensure a proper fit.  There is only ONE way to ensure a proper fit – use a tailor.  You can buy an off the rack suit, as long as it fits, but then find a really good alterations tailor, and get it altered to fit him properly.

A good way to test whether a menswear store has any idea what they’re talking about, is to start by saying you need a suit for a job interview.  If they bring out a black suit, leave immediately and take none of their advice.  They should bring you navy blue for a job interview.

If he wants to go with a tux, for him to look spectactular, you really need to buy it so that it can be altered correctly.  This list of suppliers should help:

http://www.blacktieguide.com/Buying/Buying_Retailers.htm

 

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@HelloRaeven:  Sign up at StyleForum.net (and I’m sure there are many, many similar online communities) and start a thread asking where to go in your area for both the suit, and the tailor.

I found my tuxedo vintage – but I am an easier size for vintage, at 5’7″, 37″ chest, 31″ waist.  But, it’s worth a look around, in my experience.

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@HelloRaeven:  Also, if you’re curious about what a difference a properly tailored suit can make, google images of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper with and without his jacket on.  It’s night and day!

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