(Closed) tux with no vest, help with putting together a look please

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lsvogel:

A vest dosn’t have to be prommy.  Like he dosn’t have to match your dess or the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. It just makes it look more fancy IMO. I suggest trying things on taking pics and seeing what you guys like the best. 

My Fiance was dead set against vests but when he saw himself in a vest, and we just went with one to match his suit, he liked it way more than without one.  It just adds so much.

Post # 4
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Honey bee

Traditonally, a tux must always have a waist covering, either a vest or a cummerbund. Have you considered a black, deep cut vest with a bow tie? That is the most formal black tie look. Making sure it’s well fitted will keep it from looking prom-y. The deep cut, one or 2 button vest will also keep it from looking like high school prom, which often have uncoordinating 4-5 button vests.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

As a side note, a low cut vest cannot be paired with a 4-in-hand tie (business tie). That would look ridiculous.Cool

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Since we’re having an outdoor wedding in May in Missouri, we’re foregoing the vest – it’d be soaked with sweat too quickly.  FI insisted on a tux, though.

Post # 9
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Honey bee

Depends how formal the event is. During a black tie event, a man typically does not take his jacket off. 

 

But it’s your wedding and you should break so rules so you can dance the night away 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee

@lsvogel: We had the same problem. Many of the chain stores are not so knowledgeable about traditional men’s ware, surprisingly. Of course, it’s fine too if you choose to be less than old school traditional. 

For my wedding, we went with cummerbunds, because it was hot out.

For more traditional events, even if your fella decides to take his coat off, I think he should still have some sort of waist covering, unless he is very fit. Think of it basically as like a corset, it keeps your stomach in so you look tailored.

During red carpet Hollywood events, you may see some celebraties wear tuxes without a waist covering. These men ususally look great because they are in awesome shape and don’t really need the extra support.

Just want to say I’m not saying your wedding has to be anyway, but these are traditional “rules” if you choose to follow them. Good luck!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I dont think the vest will look to prom like if you do the colors right.. maybe black.. idk just an idea if the best man is bigger. 

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have never been to a wedding where the groom and groomsmen DIDN’T end up taking off their jackets along with most of the guests after dancing started- so you can relax on that point.

This is a nice look- cummerbunds with no vest.

LDS groomsmen tuxes, photo by Carly Daniel photography, weddingLDS.com

Post # 16
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Honey bee

@julies1949: I’m not quite sure I can see the cummerbund on any of those gentlemen…

 

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