- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
Background: My Fiance was married before, about eleven years ago. He had his suit from that wedding only, and wanted a new one for ours. We shopped Men’s Wearhouse and he got two suits (sale) which I picked up last Thursday.
Last night, both of us very tired, we tried them on as I have a work dinner on Saturday and we planned for him to wear the non-wedding new suit to it.
Suit styles have changed in eleven years–surprising as I’ve always grown up thinking men have this dresswear uniform that was less complicated than our outfits. The new suits are Italian cut for the wedding and modern cut for the other. The wedding jacket looked great, but the waist on the pants were taken in just a little too much–the pockets are opening. The non-wedding jacket for Saturday was taken in way too much around the ribs–FI can’t even hold out a hand to shake and it puckers in the back under the arms. The modern (non-wedding) suit pants only needed hemming and they look fantastic.
Fiance thinks they’re both too tight and he feels silly. Since the suit for Saturday had the biggest problem in the jacket, we tried on his old suit, which has a three-button jacket.
He calls it his Abe Lincoln suit and that’s as fitting a description as any–the shoulders look padded, the waistcoat goes straight down, and it appears roomy and hides his slim waist. The pants are cuffed and have pleats in the front. He wore it to a wedding two years ago and we didn’t have it cleaned, so it’s not an option for Saturday.
I’m torn as both suits looked fantastic on Fiance in the store, and I know I influenced his decision. The wedding suit still does. On our wedding day, we’re going to be photographed to death and the center of attention around 40 people, so it’s really important that my groom feel comfortable and that he looks good. I’m sure a big reason why he likes his old suit is that he can hide in it.
Part of me thinks I should let me revisit the tailor by himself with the suits, but I have this fear he’ll come home with a whole new suit that hangs on him like a sack. Of course the priority is that he’s comfortable and feels he looks good, but I would also like him to wear something that flatters his assets, so have this sense I should return to the store with him to encourage him in that direction. Perhaps, though, it may be better if I’m not there so he can be frank with the tailor. Ack–at least we have time.