(Closed) Groom in black, best man in grey pinstripe?

posted 9 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

how noticeable are the pinstripes? usually you can’t even see them from far away/in pictures. since there’s only one groomsman, i would let it go. 

Post # 5
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If it is an outdoor wedding, will they even be wearing their jackets? If not, I don’t think it would be a problem, but I’d have to see pictures.

Is it an option to buy him a black suit as a groomsman’s gift? They can be pretty affordable, I’ve seen nice (enough) black suits at Nordstrom Rack or on sale at Macy’s.

Post # 6
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The wedding party is so small, I don’t really see the point in trying to be matchy-matchy.  The grey suit keeps him in cohesion with the colors of your wedding.

Full disclosure: I’m not one who’s big into matching everything anyway. I think everyone will look great if they are allowed to look their best, as opposed to be forced to don something that doesn’t fit them. I think you have an opportunity to have the best looking wedding party on earth because you will not be forcing people to wear things that barely fit.   Don’t make the dude rent an ill-fitting black suit. He and your party will look best if you treat him to a trip to the tailors to have his grey suit fitted beautifully. Your best man and your man could make a little Bro-Date out of it with cigars.  Shoot, since they both already own their suits they could spend a couple bucks on altered shirts too. Their “matchiness” will be the fact that their suits are fantastic. 

I want to be in your wedding party because the pictures will be awesome. See I’m cursed. I look at pictures of 6 dudes in matching rental suits and I don’t see, “Hey isn’t it cute that they are all matching in the same suit?”  All I see are pants that are too long and too baggy. Suit jackets that are way too long. Shirt collars that don’t fit. Boxy jackets with no tapering at the waist.  (No offense tp anyone, really, my fellas had to rent tuxes. If they owned their own, I woulda let them wear’em. Rental’s the only way to go sometimes. But if you can avoid it: yay.)

You get to avoid all of this with the tiny sacrifice that they aren’t in the exact same suit.  See… Matchiness, but nothing fits:




Post # 7
6996 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

go gray! we looked everywhere for gray pinstripe suits to rent. we ended up with black for our boys. i think gray pinstripes next to black will look really sharp

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