(Closed) Groom/Groomsmen, is this appropriate? PICS

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Does this look okay?
    Yes its fine : (34 votes)
    59 %
    Yes but I would not recommend, not my taste -->explain : (15 votes)
    26 %
    No it looks weird, that's not how you pair things together -->explain : (9 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 33
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @elliptical2013:  If I was going to add a vest, with a white shirt and purple tie, it would not be black.  Honestly, I would not add a vest to that fit for a wedding.  But, if you want a vest, be sure that you get a wool vest, nt a satin one.  A satin vest should only be worn with formalwear, so adding it to a suit – especially a light grey suit, which is inherently less formal than a dark suit – is a mixture of levels of formality more befitting a waiter than a groom.

    A three piece suit, compared to an identical two-piece suit, is more formal, but the vest is pretty low on the list of things that changes formality.  Things that affect a suit’s formality: Darker colours are more formal than lighter colours.  Solids are more formal than patterns.  Peak lapels are more formal than notch.  One button is the most formal, and formality decreases with each button.  Single breasted is more formal than double breasted.  After all of those things, a matching vest makes a suit a little more formal.  A contrasting vest, as mentioned before, reduces the formality of the suit.  That does not mean it’s wrong for your wedding, it just means your groom is going to have an inherently informal look if he goes that way.

    I would do charcoal grey rather than black, personally.  A satin back is what you’re most likely to find, but there is nothing wrong with a satin back – that’s what most vests have, whether formal or informal.

    I would look for a vest with lapels, as that will add complexity and richness to the fit.  I think notch lapels will be a better choice than peak on the vest (assuming the jacket has notches) but there is no specific reason they must match.  You may be able to find some inspiration, and indeed more knowledgable advice, here:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/356102/the-blasphemous-odd-vest-jacket-thread

    Might I suggest a hat?  A wide brimmed fedora, a grey Homburg, or a Lord’s Hat, would top it all off.

    Edit: When I say a wool vest, I mean the type of vest that normally comes with a suit, made of matching cloth, and buttoning in the front.  I wanted to clarify, as, above there is a picture of a wool sweater vest, which is different.  That is also an acceptable option; be aware that it is a very casual way to wear a suit.

    Post # 34
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @vermonster:  Can we also note how the groom has a half Bieber/half My Chemical Romance haircut?

    Post # 36
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @elliptical2013:  No ties, based on what you just described.  The lapel is the part of a jacket that appears to be turned back.  It’s where one places boutonierres.  Voici:

    Post # 37
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @elliptical2013:  Cocktail attire is somewhat new and ambiguous.  You’ll likely get people in suits.  Smart Casual sounds like what you are looking for, but if you are in North America I would say Business Casual, because people actually understand what that means.  I put “Business Suits” on our invitations, because people don’t know what “Lounge Suit” means, despite the fact I did not want the word “Business” on the invitation.  But, most people were properly dressed as a result.

    Post # 40
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @elliptical2013:  Hmmm.  I might have been wrong; it might want a tie.  You said purple, right?  Can we see with a purple tie?

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