Post # 1
Fiance hasn’t been able to decide what to wear, and I think it’s mostly because he doesn’t think he will look as good as the “models”. He is a bigger guy (not huge– 5’10” 215lbs). Last night we were looking through groom pictures and he said he really likes the look below. I love it too! But he is very concerned that just a vest will not look good because he is bigger than the guy in the picture. I can’t seem to find any pictures of “real guys” who are a little bigger and wearing a vest without a jacket. I know he will look amazing in anything he puts on, but I really want him to feel comfortable on his wedding day! Can you find any pictures for me? Help?
Post # 3
This pic from an old post shows three different sized guys wearing vests
5’10” 215lbs isn`t that big. I think he will look great.
Post # 4
FH is worried about this too, he’s a little shorter than your FH (5’9) but they weigh about the same. I can’t find any pictures either, so maybe someone else can find something.
Post # 5
He doesn’t sound that big but guess it depends on how he carries it. A vest alone may be fine in his case. If concerned get a 3 piece take it to a decent tailor and ask them to add some waist suppression to the jacket. This curves the waist line in a bit and provides a slimming effect. If you go suit just make sure the jacket fits in the shoulders as that is the most difficult if not impossible part of fit for a tailor to adjust.
Have him try on a few vests I bet he looks fine with that height and weight.
Post # 6
Yes. Vests look awesome on everyone. Go for it! As long as its tailored properly I think it will look amazing and probably slimming. (not that he needs it!)
Post # 7
I love that look, and that’s exactly what my groomsmen are wearing except in black.
I have one guy who is 5’7″ and probably 130lbs (VERY thin), and another guy who is 6’2″ and about 240lbs. I definetly think the bigger guy is going to look way more handsome in this outfit then the small skiny guy. Personally I just think bigger men are more attractive anyways, so tell him to be confident, I’m sure he’ll look great!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin
My Darling Husband wore a vest, he’s 5’10” and about 220. He didn’t look bad! It looked slimming. Tell him to go for it!
Post # 9
I’d definitely try have him try it out before you decide/order one online. I went shopping for a wedding outfit with my fiance today and the vest look wasn’t as flattening as I thought it might be for him. (6’5″/290lbs)
Post # 10
I’m having the same concern! My Fiance is over 6 ft and has huge shoulders……he’s a 2xl in just t-shirts due to his shoulders. I’d really like him in a vest for an outdoor farm wedding but I’m concerned it won’t look right. Guess we will have to go shopping to see
Post # 11
@Pumpkin_Bee: Mych better in a vest than inno vest, but tailoring will be the key. Make sure you have both the pants and vest altered properly.
Also make sure it overlaps with the waistband of the pants, and that he wears suspenders, not a belt.
Post # 12
Our best man is a bigger guy, and he wore a vest, but one where it didn’t have a back. So it tied around his neck and then had an adjustable strap that went around his waist. You can’t tell if he isn’t wearing the jacket, but I don’t think it looked bad either when he wasn’t wearing the jacket. He felt much more comfortable with this type of vest than with a “regular” one.
Post # 13
Backless vests are meant to be worn with a jacket, because they aren’t as hot in the summer. They are preferred by rental companies because they are somewhat adjustable, and can fit a wider range of bodies. This means that they can carry fewer sizes, however still tend to have too few sizes, even at that. You don’t really see them much anymore, except for rented tuxedos, because men these days like to take our jackets off. The backless vest was invented in a day and age when it was unthinkable for a gentleman to remove his jacket during outside the company of intimates.