(Closed) Personalizing Groom's Attire

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@sawdustanddiamonds:  If he wants to match you in formality, the appropriate choice would be either very, very formal black tie, or white tie.  How much too big is his tailcoat?  Perhaps getting it altered to fit properly, and getting a full white tie ensemble would be cool.

Post # 18
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Is it possible to rent a suit – there are a lot of places here that will rent suits so you don’t have to fork over the money to buy it.

Without seeing your ballgown I can’t say how formal you really are going to be – i’ve seen some ballgowns done in such a way that they’re not uber formal.  

Could he wear a gorgeous grey suit? (i’m obsessed with grey suits but FH insists he’s wearing black).  

If he wants to go black, I love the idea of coloured socks but that’s more of a ‘secret’ bit of fun – no one will really see it.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@MsGinkgo:  Suspenders are another awesome secret bit of fun. 🙂

Post # 20
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Helper bee

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@julies1949:  

Sorry, but I completely agree with Duncan. Those of us in the know, do think that improper formal attire (dinner clothes during the day, coloured waistcoats, mixed elements from black and white tie) makes people look like the help. I am not quite sure why you equate a sense of propriety and knowing what is correct with being left behind. Whilst your concern for my and like-minded persons’ well-being is very touching, I can assure you that I am firmly in the 21st century, and I have not been left behind nor am I worried about being left behind by a century that is barely in its second decade. 

Post # 21
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Helper bee

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@vorpalette:  

“Granted, we’re going fairly casual, but boring basic black ties with a black tux or white tie with a tux looks really…dated.”

Whilst you’re certainly entitled to your opinion, I very much disagree. It is a classic look that will NEVER look dated. The coloured ties and waistcoats though will look just as dated in a few years as the ruffled shirts and baby blue “tuxedos” (I cannot get myself to call them dinner suits) of the 1970s do today.

 
 

Post # 23
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@Persephone:  feel free

Post # 25
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Persephone:  I can’t take people seriously when they call others “the help.”

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My Fi and I have been talking, and he wants to wear a cravat, while the groomsmen will be wearing bowties.  It will subtly single him out, and he’s really excited about it.  I’m thinking about his groom gift being a cravat pin.

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