(Closed) Grey Suits Question

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Would having a different color grey suit for FI look ok with the others?
    Yes, it would look fine, and a way to distinguish him : (20 votes)
    65 %
    Yes, but make sure it's not too dark compared to the GM's : (5 votes)
    16 %
    No, they should all wear the same one : (6 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Actually my Fiance and I are buying charcoal grey suits from Friar tux. They’re only 139.99 (10 bucks more than the rental) and come with jacket, pants, tie and shirt. 

    Post # 5
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    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @ Gizmo19: I think you should give them a call tomorrow morning, I know you can buy/ship to out of state you just need to submit your measurements as taken by a tailor. You can get fabric swatches of the vest colors but I’m not sure about the suit fabric. if your guys are up for it you can also ask the store to take some photos and email them.

    We’ve seen it in person and it’s a really lovely rich dark grey light weight wool, nice quality for being so inexpensive. It’s missing some things the rental tuxes come with, the cufflinks, shoes and vest but we decided we didn’t want them anyway. And, for the extra 10 bucks our guys definitely wanted to buy even though two of them won’t see them in person.

    I’m attaching a picture of the suit as we’re using it, minus the vest. It’s a little tough to see the color since it’s a cell phone pic but it gives you an idea. 

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    Post # 6
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    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Whoops, sorry it uploaded sideways. It’s right side up on my computer! 

    Post # 8
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    494 posts
    Helper bee

    We plan on having the groomsmen wear grey tux’s and my Fiance is going to wear black. I thought it would be good for him to stand out. I cant stand looking at peoples wedding pictures and not knowing who the groom is. Here is a picture so you get an idea. I am sure it would look pretty much the same with a dark grey suit and light grey suits. Sorry the picture is so big. I have no idea how to shrink.

    Post # 10
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    18 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I love the concept of a grey tux! My fiance wanted something different, he didn’t want black, or brown… he wanted khaki or grey… we ended up deciding on grey and they are also going to wear grey converse! we’re a very modern couple who love different aspects to a wedding. He is from a very small town, and the weddings in his town are all the SAME except different people, so being a city girl I decided it was time to make a huge change to the way a Mercer County, OH wedding was looked at!

    Post # 11
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    30 posts
    Newbee

    @Gizmo19, definitely let us all know what happens with Friar–we are also contemplating various grey suit options but we are not in California either so would love to see if they do work for out of state and how complicated that seems…

    We toyed/are still toying with the idea of the groom standing out from the groomsmen as well and I think it can work well although I personally like a more unified look.

    Post # 12
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    42 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am also very interested in hearing what the store has to say… my FH is concerned with asking the Groomsmen to spend so much on a rental but if they can buys suits for the same cost the Bridesmaid or Best Man paid for dresses I think thats pretty fair!

    Post # 13
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    2829 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have seen tons of pictures with mismatched greys and they all look fine.  I have seen a ton of pictures with mismatched muted tones of grey, brown, khaki and navy, again, it looked fine.

    It really comes down to personal preference.

    Post # 14
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    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I really like that idea and I think it would look awesome.

    Post # 15
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    66 posts
    Worker bee

    @Gizmo19: Check with Savvi Formal Wear in MN. They sell suit packages too, as well as rent tuxedos.

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