(Closed) Morning dress for our handsome men?

posted 4 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MlleDarcy:  Men’s Warehouse and Jos A Bank both have morning suits. They are called cutaways, that might help your search a bit more.    That might be easier for you to rent there rather than get them from the UK.  

 

Some Men’s Warehouse locations (the bigger stores) sometimes even carry a sample cutaway in the store…I made FI try it on about 7 times before deciding on a different tux for him.  

 

Post # 4
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400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My FI wants to wear one but I didn’t know where to find one! We’re having a 10 am wedding, so it will be appropriate!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@sah612:  Happy to help!  I was seriously thinking about having FI and his groomsmen do the morning suit for about 2 months, googling it and images of british weddings all the darn time! 

 

but in the end, after he tried on the coat 3 times, I decided the cut of the jacket did not do his body/figure justice.  So I really recommend having your guy try it on if he can beforehand to help you decide  (often places will ok a “groom try on” by ordering in a full sample, but the manager normally has to do it)

 

 

 

I think these are a GREAT alternative to the traditional tux and/or suit!!!  It didn’t work out for my wedding, but I think they are great in other weddings!  

 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

in the UK this is really common – in fact I have never ever seen guys in a tux at a british wedding. They really flatter some men’s figures though not so good on shorter guys. My FI is tall & somewhat heavy built and he looks much better in morning dress than in a tux.

Post # 8
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173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I really wanted this for my FI but he is totally opposed to it. I hope you can find what you want!

Post # 9
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422 posts
Helper bee

@MlleDarcy:  

 

My husband, who is technically American (he has a US passport) wore morning dress for our wedding in Austria. Dinner jackets or evening tailcoats aren’t appropriate for daytime use as they are evening clothes. Some even say that evening clothes are party attire, which makes them fundamentally unsuitable for church. I am not quite that strict, but I would not permit my husband to wear evening clothes before six o’clock — not that he would ever do such a thing.

 

 

 

Where did we buy it? He already had the whole outfit, but we decided to purchase a new coat at Gieves and Hawkes: http://www.gievesandhawkes.com. He also bought a new linen waistcoat there. I don’t like the hired outfits, they just never fit right, and proper fit is crucial when it comes to any suit. I am of the opinon if a woman gets to spend lots of money on her dress, then her husband-to-be has the right to spend just as much on his clothes. Why should he be the one who to make do with a hired outfit? I suppose I never quite understood that mindset particularly since the man’s outfit can be reworn whereas a big white dress poses certain challenges for a repeat performance.

 

 

Most of our male guests also wore morning dress for the ceremony and wedding breakfast. A few wore black lounge (aka stroller suits) and some came in dark lounge suits, as we did not want to impose on those gentlemen who were not in possession of morning attire. In the evening most people changed into white tie, and a minority wore dinner jackets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Online retailers for morning dress:
http://www.savvyrow.co.uk (Vintage – got my morning coat here)
http://www.clermontdirect.com (Very low cost, but extremely good value.  Got some of my Black Tie accessories here, and am entirely happy with them.)
http://www.mytuxedo.co.uk (got my waistcoat here) 
http://www.moss.co.uk/ (Traditional entry level UK retailer)
http://www.marksandspencer.com
http://www.edeandravenscroft.co.uk/ (Higher End)

Me in formal, full morning dress, and my dad in the semi-formal stroller – which is the day time equivalent of a Tuxedo.

With my groomsmen, who are in grey suits:

And one with the hat on:
 

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Post # 12
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Helper bee

@Duncan:  

 

Lovely! Thank you so much for posting these photos. The top hat and pocket watch, I am assuming that the chain belongs to a pocket watch, add a very nice touch. In the UK, we tend to be very conservative with tie colours, and I have never seen a groom wear a red one, but it goes well with your outfit. May I also say that your father looks very distinguished in black lounge? I can’t really make out the hat he’s holding. Is it a Homburg? It looks like one judging from the brim and visible crown, but on my screen the hat blends with the jacket.

Congratulations to you and your bride!

Post # 13
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3260 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Persephone:  Yes, it is a Homburg.  He would look rather silly in a bowler, and the Homburg serves double duty with black tie.

 

 

I went with the red tie because I wanted it to pop, especially with so little tie showing above the waistcoat.  I had originally wanted a blue bengal stripe winchester shirt, but my mom picked this one up in New York City for me, and I liked it, plus the Bengal would have ended costing nearly $200.  It made tie selection rather difficult, but I really like the celebratory air the colourful tie adds to the whole fit.  Plus, both the shirt and tie do make the outfit a tad less formal, which was desirable with the guests’ dress code being Lounge Suit.  And yes, that is a pocket watch.

 

 

Post # 14
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422 posts
Helper bee

@Duncan:  

 

Very well done indeed! It all came together, and that is no mean feat.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @Duncan: I must say that I have quite enjoyed your posts on your Wedding & Reception Attire.  You and Your Bride (and distinguised Guests) looked AMAZING

I particularly LOVE the Photos you have with your Dad.

Especially the one above with the taxi cab… something so sweet about the two of you, and the act of making sure he looks just right (such a comforting manly thing to do).

BUT the highlight of that photo for me is also what is happening in the background… your dear wife sitting in the cab looking on.

That makes the photo even more special / priceless

There is clearly a look of fascination and love upon her face as she watches this loving interaction.

May not be the “tidiest” of photo settings (fence, building etc) but it speaks volumes about the day and spending it with those we love.

  

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@This Time Round:  Thank you. 🙂 Did you see the full recap?

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