Mismatched men: Grey groom full suit vs black pant / no jacket groomsmen?

posted 8 months ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

icytrout :  our men wore their own suits, shoes and shirts because Darling Husband had his made and they were never going to match anyway. The rule was “a shade of navy”, white shirt. It looked great with matching ties and pocket squares.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 1983

Please don’t let him wear brown shoes with gray.

The men should have jackets; they can wear their own dark suits.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

cassandra7 :  What’s wrong with brown shoes? Literally every man I have ever seen in a grey suit is wearing brown shoes.

 

OP, nothing wrong with having the groom wear something different than the groomsmen!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper

They don’t have to match at all. I’d just have them wear their own suits and ties or borrow jackets. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

The groomsmen should wear the same level of formality as the groom; that is more important than whether they “match”.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

My husband wore a black tux and all of his men wore their own suits in either grey or blue,  looked fine. Some wore brown shoes, some wore black, I think mismatched looks fab!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn

My groom and groomsmen are wearing dark jeans, boots, same white button shirt, same brown vests (except Fiance is slightly different), same bow ties, and on top of all that my groom is wearing a tan jacket.

I think if your groomsmen at least wore vests it would tie them all together a little more? 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 1983

Black and gray are shades of the same, cool color and go together smoothly. Brown is warm and earthy and clashes. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper

claroquesi :  I agree with the end result, but would say that the goal is not so much to match the groom, as much as all of the men, groomsmen and groom, should match the formality of the occasion. To me that means suits, jackets at minimum. 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not a fan of the shirt and pant look for groomsmen. If the bride is wearing a full on wedding gown, the most formal dress she will wear in her lifetime, and the groom is in a tuxedo or suit, why have the groomsmen show up looking like they have already taken their jaket off at work?

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper

cassandra7 : Actually, you see lots of fashionable men wearing brown shoes with gray these days. Black is still a classic and conservative choice, of course. It’s similar to how women never used to wear nude sandals or pumps with a black dress. 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It depends on the shade of grey. Black, brown or oxblood shoes are perfectly fine with a lighter grey suit. Black shoes work better with a dark or charcoal grey suit.

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