Post # 17
He’s going with a bow tie. 😉 The 40s look is not the end-all be-all, but we’d like to give a definite 40s vibe since we’re carrying that over into the dresses, decor, and music. FH is very slim, so no matter what he orders it’ll have to be fitted, I think, but the other guys probably will just want to pick something and be done. It’s going to look sort of modern no matter what–FH has a gauged ear and two other ear piercings, lol–but I like the kind of vintage-modern thing, too.
Post # 18
@Verno Inferno: Speaking of bow ties…have you ever seen a bow tie paired with a higher cut vest? Does it look totally dumb?
Post # 19
I think that bow ties and vests will look completely high school prom. Also, the matching pocket square. Go for something classic!
Post # 20
@des_salazar: True…so would you recommend no vest, or…?
Post # 22
@des_salazar: what is classic in your mind? A bow tie and vest is as classic as you could possibly get. Now… maybe you’re picturing this:
… which I agree is prom. But that’s not the bow tie and vest that I’m talking about.
I’m talking about this look, which is completely different and transcends eras. It’s essentially the same tuxedo as the 1940s tux pictured earlier in the thread except Chris Pine has his jacket buttoned and you can’t see his waist-covering: