(Closed) Color Combo Help: The Chocolate Brown Suit

posted 10 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

What other colours are you doing? 

I absolutely love the idea of the three different shades of brown for your BM’s but am not sure about the brown suits, mostly because I think that black suits seem to photograph better.  Since its august and outside could you do khaki suits? those seem so summery to me and have seen them in a wedding before and thought it looked fabulous!  Just so light and summery and think it would look great against your natural lush, green backdrop.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I love the chocolate tuxs…but I could not get them in Edmonton, AB.  But all the USA brides can get them.  Good luck.

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My friend recently had chocolate brown tuxes for the groomsmen in her wedding… and I am sorry but they were absolutely hideous.  I don’t know if it was the color she paired with them (like a light mint green) or what, but the groomsmen looked like they were straight out of the 70s.  I would really really really recommend against going for brown suits, unless they are a VERY VERY dark brown. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Here’s s picture of the tux I spoke of in the above post:

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

haha okay one last post on this, I just saw this link on another post and this is a great way to go if you want to keep the brown/earthy tones going for your wedding:

Khaki Suit

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

i was thinking to do chocolate brown suits, but my girls are in brown too, and it sort of looks not so good. =( as of today (it changes daily!), we’re doing black suits. it just looks a little classier, and if we’re asking the gms to buy a suit, it should be one that they can wear again.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I’m also having my two bridesmaids wear different shades of brown – one is wearing a dark chocolate brown and the other is wearing an almond shade.  My Fiance is wearing a beautiful dark brown suit that almost looks black it’s so dark with a kakhi and cream colored silk tie.  He only has one attendant his best man who has a kakhi suit so we’re all set.   Here’s the picture from Martha Stewart magazine that inspired me to go with the different shades of brown which I think looks great.  I think you could either have your groom’s attendants all wear a dark brown suit or they could mix it up just like your bridesmaids.  With some flowers added I don’t think it will look too matchy matchy. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Sorry my picture insert didn’t work the last time.  here’s the pic. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

No, I dont think it will look too matchy matchy. I think everything will compliment each other.

Clearly, its a matter of opinion, but I dont think the photo meggyg8tr posted looks bad at all! I am not sure what the ick factor was to her…..

 I am considering chocolate tuxes as well. my primary colors in my scheme are burnt orange, chocolate, with warm metallic accents…and probably some garnet as well.

Perhaps go with the deeper expresso color? I had a friend get married last year the weekend after Labor day. it was an outside ceremony and the guys wore chocolate tuxes and I thought it all looked great!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yes, it is a matter of opinion.  I do have to say though that I was not the only one at the wedding who was shocked at the color–I wasn’t even the one who brought it up (but was thinking it the whole time).  It really was terrible in person–maybe you can’t get that feeling from the photo, but 6 groomsmen and a groom all lined up in chocolate candy bar brown did not look good whatsoever.

That being said, I am not opposed to brown suits/tuxes, if it’s the right brown.  Khaki looks great for an outdoor wedding and dark dark brown (that almost looks black) is very classy as well.  These chocolate brown tuxes were straight out of That 70’s Show.  Seriously, I could picture Ashton Kutcher up there while Topher Grace and Laura Prepon were getting married.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

  lol @ meggygr8r.

I do love the khaki option you linked.

glittergrl, perhaps the expresso would be a good option and then do varying shades on the gms’ vest?…..hmmmm, that is if you were doing vest with the suits. If not, then allow the varying shades to be in their ties: champagne, caramel, ect.

this has me thinking about my color scheme, lol.  

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2008

  We are also having an outdoor wedding with a rustic feel to it. My bridesmaids are wearing Lyndsay cotton cady dresses from J.Crew in espresso. The groomsmen are wearing chocolate tux’s and Fiance is wearing a latte colored tux. The vests are all the same – sort of gold colored. We are adding color by having lots of green in the bouquets and bouts.

Check out Kelly and Ben’s wedding from photographer Ed Pingol’s blog. There are some photos of Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen in espresso attire.

http://edpingol.blogspot.com/2007/08/kelly-and-bens-wedding.html

 

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I am getting married outside and doing brown suits AND brown Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.  I never thought of it being "too much brown"…I love the color.  Here is the pic of the suit the men will be wearing: I don’t think its dated.  The striped help modernize it I think.  As for the vest I think they are doing a cream or champagne?  I’m not sure since my Fiance handled that….there was a bit of a dilemma with obtaining those suits.  My Fiance will be wearing this one: He would have worn the same suit in a champagne but they couldn’t find it or something like that 😛 

As for the Bridesmaid or Best Man they will be wearing David’s dresses (since they are all from out of state) of various designs but same color of truffle:  

http://www.davidsbridal.com/bridesmaids_bycolor_detail.jsp?stid=1552&sid=6589&cfid=55′ defer=’defer

Maybe I just have bad taste but I don’t think it will look bad and frankly at this point after considering what a pain in the a** getting the suits were and how *complicated* everyone finding dresses was, I couldn’t care less if it didn’t quite work out.  The girls will have green hydrangeas and the men will have green rose boutonnieres.  So in the end, it’s all the same.  Perhaps its just that I give up. 🙂

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