(Closed) Grey Suit….Trend or Classic?????

posted 5 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Grey... Classic or Trend
    Classic : (114 votes)
    80 %
    Trend : (29 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    oh – that never crossed my mind that grey was a trend.  I think it’ll stay classic.  We’re going with grey suits too!

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @larissamarie19:  we were going to go with grey but decided on black – and im soooo glad we did, i think the black really complements the white and is so striking!! well in our photos it was 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011
    Post # 6
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    299 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I LOVE the look of gray suits and want them so bad. But around here gray suit rentals are twice as much as the black. I don’t feel comfortable asking our guys to spend that much money on a suit for one day. So we are doing black. 

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve never thought of grey as being a trendy colour for a suit. I mean, there were grey suits in the 1950s too…so I’d say classic.

    Post # 9
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @larissamarie19:  We got grey because we are having a summer wedding. If we were having a fall or winter wedding we probably would have done black. I’m pretty sure it will stay classic- my dad has always had grey suits (20 years that I remember) so I don’t think it’s something you will look back on as a trend.

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think kind of both. Grey suits are classicl, but not for formal occasions, where traditionally black is worn. I however don’t like black for a day-time, summer wedding, and so we’re going with grey. OH is going to be splurging on a good-quality designer suit that he can wear again afterwards.

    In the evening however we’re considering an ‘outfit change’ for him, as well as other members of the Bridal Party, into tuxes, as I think they’re much more appropriate for the evening reception than a grey lounge suit, and he looks unbelievably handsome in a tux. The reason he won’t be wearing one during the day is a) because I think black will be too heavy, as I said above, and b) it’s not technically correct to wear one during the day, and he’d get a few raised eyebrows.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think light gray is a trend – charcoal gray is classic.  Morning suits (which are the most formal you can get for daytime weddings, I think) have gray pinstriped trousers and a charcoal gray coat.

    Post # 12
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My dad and his groomsmen wore grey tuxes in 1987 and thats what we’re having for our wedding in 2013. I think that shows its classic! Our are not light grey though. Maybe light grey is more “trendy”?

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @BulldogBride:  Where in MI are you that grey is so much more? Where have you looked?

    Love grey. We’re doing charcoal because it’s much more appealing to me than black, especially for summer.

     

    Post # 14
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @vorpalette:  I’m in OH and grey was more for us as well. Unfortunately we had to go with a chain store because our wedding is in Wisconsin and we didn’t have a chance to check out Wisconsin shops (okay I didn’t plan very well) when we were there. Even a local shop we checked out in WI told us that grey would have been more expensive. That being said we didn’t shop around to much because of our situation, but other local shops might have had gray for the same price as black.

     

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @vorpalette:  I am in the Eastern UP. We only have one tux shop around here and they want $225 for gray suits and around $120 for black. I am trying to avoid having to go into Canada or below the bridge because it can be a such a hassle. $225 is more than my girls spent on their dresses and they get to keep them! I also looked online at buying them and it comes out to about the same for a decent suit.

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper

    A gray suit is a classic for a semi-formal event in the daytime, especially outdoors in warm weather.

    It’s more about where and when this color of suit is appropriate to wear, rather than if it’s trendy or not. The color itself is not trendy, but it can look inappropriate if used in the wrong situation. If gray suits being worn inappropriately (e.g. to a white tie evening affair) is trending right now, then yes, that’s definitely a trend.

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