(Closed) Desperately need help with…

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@vorpalette:  hahaha i lol’d at my desk at “halter top” vests. so ridiculous.

Post # 18
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@mu_t:  My Fiance has been a Groomsmen a ton of times and has had to wear those before. He was adamant that ours not have those, otherwise he would get the jacket (which I really didn’t want).

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

What’s your budget?

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Pumpkin_Bee:  Also forgot to point out that in some of those pictures, you see men wearing a vest and belt. This is incorrect.  The vest is actually, originally, called a waistcoat because it covers the waist of the trousers, and prevents you from showing “shirt navel.” That’s the little patch of shirt you can sometimes see when the jacket flaps open, even when buttoned. That breaks the solid lines formed by the suit, that emohasise height, and make the wearer look elegant.  So, as the vest should cover the waist, you can imagine how the belt would form an unattractive bulge.  Instead, suspenders should be worn.  Showing the shirt underneath is currently trendy, but the pictures are for a lifetime, so you may want to go with the classic, stylish appearance.  follow that particular trend is part of a larger trend of relative informality, such as the very stylish unshaven look with a loosened neck tie.  I wear that look often, but it is very informal.  In 30 years, it may look as silly as powder blue tuxes with ruffled shirts look to us now. Obviously it’s up to you two how to dress, but if you go with current fashion over classic style, you should be making that choice consciously, not because someone wanted to sell you the latest thing, and told you it was “right.”

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Pumpkin_Bee:  Suspenders are the answer to his pants falling down.  Just be sure to get the button-on type (costs almost nothing to get the buttons sewn onto the pants) because the clips might slip off.

Hmmm… keeping it at $200 for the whole ensemble, you’re probably going to end up with suit lining for the back of the vest.  I was going to suggest a made to measure three piece suit, which would serve him well for many years, but that will cost you $700 at a minimum.  Try tailorforless.com – I don’t know if you can change the back of the vests when you customise, but it’s worth a shot.

Have you given Etsy a really thorough look?

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