(Closed) Share your Groom's Attire

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

All black tuxes with black shirts and white ties. Our little dudes wore suits instead of tuxes.

 

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@leahthehun:  weird!! we took it to a little lady here at our local dry cleaners and she nailed it. Theyŕe usually cheaper than at MW but ya never know!

Post # 19
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Helper bee

He just got this suit, it also came with a vest. He’ll wear an ivory shirt and a light orange tie. Groomsmen will have navy ties and no vest instead. 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We went back and forth between black business suits (3 piece for FI) and a tuxedo, and ultimately decided on renting tuxedos. Our reasoning: None of our groomsmen own a black suit (crazy, right? They all have several suits, but they’re navy/pinstriped/grey/seersucker), and we didn’t want them to either purchase something cheap that looks crappy or something expensive that they won’t wear. Also, black suits look a little funeral-ish to me.

Fiance wants to purchase a tuxedo, which we still may do, but I’m trying to convince him not to. We don’t go to many black tie functions any more (my last job was at a non-profit and we went to several a year…now…nada :(), and our friends typically have cocktail attire weddings, not black tie.

So, I believe we’re renting. Probably the Vera Wang version from MW, no vest, no cumberbund, plus suspenders, with a straight tie. White shirt french cuff shirt, black tie and black tuxedo. And a tie bar. I like tie bars.

And yeah, we’re completely ignoring proper menswear protocol, much to my chagrin. Our ceremony is at 2:30. Fiance thinks morning dress looks “goofy, like someone from that Downtownington show” (he means Downtown Abbey, ha). Whatever – the black tuxedo look “goes” better with our wedding vibe.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My Fiance is wearing this suit, from Saks Fifth Avenue Black Label:

…with a white shirt, and this bow tie, from thetiebar.com

and he’s wearing this Michael Kors overcoat:

I really wanted him to weat a polka-dot bowtie, but he said that he “doesn’t want to wear something silly on a serious occasion.” 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@BreezyBride24:  In Spain, tuxedos are not ceremonial Frown Thou, I think morning coats are also a nice and elegant option Kiss

And we don’t have groomsmen, so I’m not worried about that.

The tradition in Spain is that those men designed by the bride&groom to be “witnesses” (kind of groomsmen but they don’t do the procesional or anything, they just sign the marriage act) wear the same type of attire as the groom does. (but without us telling them colours or anything…)

So, basically, those male “witnesses” will wear a morning coat, but the vest and tie colour will be their own decision. (I only have control over my father and brother’s attire haha)

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@BreezyBride24:  I love the idea of the groom and groomsmen wearing suspenders! I think they look more “youthful” and relaxed than in a full suit (let alone in a morning coat). I love the vibre of that kind of weddings!!!

@Duncan: I wish I could do this!! I love that Great Gatsby feel, both of your dresses were amazing!

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@StL.Ashley:  that’s because black suits have extremely limited uses.

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BreezyBride24:  Tuxedos are traditionally evening wear,  and only became acceptable for evening weddings in North America toward the 1930’s. They did not begin to become standard wedding attire until the very late 60’s or 70’s, when daytime formal wear (e.g morning coats) began to fall out of favour in North America.  Unrelated, this is what gave rise to the American misconception that evening events are inherently more formal than day time events. In Europe this particular evolution never happened, as formal dress traditions remained mostly intact.   Black tie evolved as an informal, more relaxed, alternative to White Tie,  which makes it understandable that it would not be considered appropriate for churches.

The tradition also has the lovely effect of making men look their best.  Morning dress evolved to look best in sunlight, and evening dress evolved to look best in evening light.  Originally, morning coats were only worn with black waistcoats, black ties, and wing collars.  They have evolved to allow more colour and variation, as stark black looks rather severe in the sunlight, and not particularly flattering to the English complexion.  Conversely, in the evening, black takes on an air of dashing mystery,  which makes it more alluring.

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Duncan:  Nice explanation! I didn’t know the reason, but it makes sense now!

And btw, I just assumed you were the bride! Sorry for that!

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