(Closed) Thoughts on this look for FI?

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: What do you think?

    I think it looks great!

    It looks good, atypical, but not in a bad way.

    It looks kinda silly, I'm not really a fan.

    That's just bad. Like Dumb and Dumber bad. Please don't.

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  • Post # 17
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think the first pic works, weddings are about your personal style.. or lack thereof. Your decor sounds quirky, and I think it works. Who cares what people think, your Fiance is clearly not the type to want to wear a classic black tux, so why do it? 

    Although the last pic is giving off a kind of deranged-butler type look.. don’t go with that!

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @HonoraryNerd:  well, I’m not a ruffly shirt fan, but if it suits him and you are happy with it, I say go for it. I originally wanted my Fiance to wear a tan suit to match the colors of the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses better. He wanted to wear a blue suit. At first I said “do you mind wearing tan?” and he didn’t. But after thinking about it for a second I felt kind of bad and was like ” do what you want.” Because hey I got to pick out my dress : ). And I’d rather him be happy on the day than feel like he has to conform to a palette

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @HonoraryNerd:  Is the pink because it fits the colour scheme, or because he wants to wear pink?

    Edit: That isn’t to imply there’s a problem with pink.  I only ask because, f it’s to fit the colour scheme, I would argue it’s not strictly necessary – though not wrong either. Just want to know before I make any suggestions.

    If it’s because he wants to wear it, there is really no discussion at all, and pink it shall be.

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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    @HonoraryNerd:  Honestly, in 20 years, he’ll probably still want to wear a hot pink kilt and ruffled shirt with pointy toed boots.

    Lol sounds amazing

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @HonoraryNerd:  I’m in the same boat, Fiance has zero sense of “grown up style” as I call it. Personally, I’d go with something a little simpler so that it matches the rest of your wedding stye and won’t look silly in photos later on

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @HonoraryNerd:  Well then, he’ll need to be wearing pink.  Do you have a budget for his fit?  How tall is he, and what is his build?  Do you care if he buys an outfit to wear only one time, or would he like to be able to get more wear out of this stuff after the wedding?

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee

    I think the ruffled shirt and bow tie could totally look good. I would definitely not put a vest over it though, because the vest is gonna look lumpy over the ruffles.

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @HonoraryNerd:  So, basically, his thughts are:

    1. Something pink.

    2. Ruffled shirt.

    3. A suit

    Is that about right?

    He’s probably not a 31×30 – my inseam is 30 and I’m 5’7″ 😛

    Post # 27
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn

    I’m not sure anyone in the world can pull off a ruffled tuxedo shirt.

    The pink bow tie is a fun geek-chic touch. Maybe suspenders? A different color bright vest? Colorful socks?

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn

    I was just looking for pink bowtie pics and I found this look which could work too! (Well… not signing off on the man bracelets)

    WEDDING STYLE | Love the PINK shirt. Pink is the trend. Tuxedo, $798, by Tommy Hilfiger. Shirt by Ralph Lauren Black Label. Bow tie by Todd Snyder. Pocket square by The Tie Bar. Watch by Burberry.

     

    You could rewear the suit anywhere too, which is a bonus.

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @HonoraryNerd:  It sounds like he needs made to measure shirts – you can buy extra long shirts off the rack as well, but you can get made to measure shirts for $60/ea pretty easily.

    Given his odd size, finding a ruffled shirt that he likes, and fits him, would likely be impossible.  You’ll probably have to get one made, and with the ruffles, I would estimate you could do it between $120 and $170.  Hard to say what someone would quote.  You might also find one vintage.

    I suggest a combination something like this…

    SUIT:

    OR

     

     

    SHIRT:

    Or:
     

    TIE:

    (But get the self-tie, of course. Pretied bow ties are for wimps)

    SHOES:

     or 

    SOCKS:

    POCKET SQUARE:

     

    Tried to take his idea, and fit it into a bit more traditional/formal shape.

     

    Post # 31
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The pocket square is pink linen; sorry the pic didn’t work.

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