What should I wear?????????????

  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 28, 2008 9:36 PM GMT
    Have a wedding in July.

    Straight friend.

    Need to buy a suit. What would you suggest?

    Basically, I want you guys to dress me.

    Mike
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    May 28, 2008 9:41 PM GMT
    Sweats.
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    May 28, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
    Hugo Boss = unfuckupable
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    May 28, 2008 9:45 PM GMT
    What's your budget? I second the Hugo Boss.
  • kjm1990

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    May 28, 2008 9:56 PM GMT
    nothing,go vintage....just iron before the wedding


    *may need servral go overs with the iron *
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    May 28, 2008 10:23 PM GMT
    Ask Nigel.
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  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 28, 2008 10:33 PM GMT
    yalemarine saidWhat's your budget? I second the Hugo Boss.


    Haven't even thought about a budget yet. Depends on work. It's slow at the moment.

    What kind of money are we talking about icon_question.gif
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    May 28, 2008 10:39 PM GMT
    I would go to Macy's. They always are having good sales. I picked up a new suit this past summer from there. I saved a bunch.
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    May 28, 2008 10:53 PM GMT
    He's in Ireland. May not have the same stores people suggest here. Mike, do you want the suit to be a dressy one that you use for special occasions? That ups the price a bit. Everyday work suits are a lot cheaper. Do you have a good tailor around?
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    May 28, 2008 11:05 PM GMT
    Go in all white! you are not a girl, so no one will blame you having the same color as bride. yet still stand out and show everyone that you are "fabulous".
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    May 28, 2008 11:09 PM GMT
    I bought a used tux off of ebay. It works and is snazzy.

    Need to order a self-tie bow tie soon for a wedding on the 6th; I hate those premade ones.

    Something like this one, but mine has the full satin lapel that goes all the way around. No pointy shit.
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  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 28, 2008 11:12 PM GMT
    yalemarine saidHe's in Ireland. May not have the same stores people suggest here. Mike, do you want the suit to be a dressy one that you use for special occasions? That ups the price a bit. Everyday work suits are a lot cheaper. Do you have a good tailor around?


    Dressy one. I don’t know any tailor, but I could check.

    Any thoughts on colour?

    BTW, thanks to everyone so far, even if some of you are being a smart ass icon_smile.gif
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    May 28, 2008 11:16 PM GMT
    Oh yeah, heres the link to that one. I got mine for about $100, with next day shipping... I got it on the day before the wedding. icon_razz.gif
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MENS-SUPER-150S-WOOL-ONE-BUTTON-BLACK-TUXEDO-40R_W0QQitemZ250250784439QQcmdZ
    ViewItem?hash=item250250784439&_trkparms=72%3A552%7C39%3A1%7C65%3A12&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    Go with black.
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    May 28, 2008 11:17 PM GMT
    gymguy1 saidI would go to Macy's. They always are having good sales. I picked up a new suit this past summer from there. I saved a bunch.


    I second Gym Guy - why spend a lot of money on something you wear once a year? I would stick with a simple black suit and then update it with a stylish shirt and tie.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 28, 2008 11:19 PM GMT
    ebl333 saidGo in all white! you are not a girl, so no one will blame you having the same color as bride. yet still stand out and show everyone that you are "fabulous".



    Oh, the white one will be for my own wedding icon_wink.gif
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    May 29, 2008 12:38 AM GMT
    If you are a trim size, you can get some cheap and stylish ones from H&M. Especially if you don't plan on wearing it to often!
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    May 29, 2008 12:48 AM GMT
    If it's daytime, go lighter color and lighter fabric. If it's a night wedding, pick a dark color, but you can still keep a light fabric. But definitely get something you know you can use again at a moment's notice.
  • Timbales

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    May 29, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    I'd go navy or grey for the suit so you can get more wear out of it, with a bright dress shirt and tie underneath. Maybe a bright blue for the shirt.
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    May 29, 2008 1:39 AM GMT
    I'm going to burn to death when I go to that wedding in Scottsdale. Black suit, black hat, tan combat boots. Oh woe..
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    May 29, 2008 1:47 AM GMT
    Go with something classic but not too trendy. If you buy Hugo Boss, Armani, Joseph Aboud or some other contemporary designer the suit will look awesome now, but you might look silly in 20 years from now which is the minimum of how long a good suit should last you. I'd go with something like a Brooks Brother's Fitzgerald from the 1818 line. The lapels are relatively narrow, the body tapered and it comes with a flat front and sometimes a single pleat trouser. All of these qualities strike a balance between current fashion trends and enduring sensibility.
  • ajw18

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    May 29, 2008 1:56 AM GMT
    If this is a black tie event, you are going to want to go with a classic tux, preferably with a peak lapel. If it is a ceremony/reception outside, and since it is spring/summer, I would opt for a more casual look. Try going for a light tweed or khaki suit. This is a spring essential, and every guy should have one in his closet. Since it is a more casual suit, you will have to go for french cuffs, tie clip, and tie and pocket square. Two or three buttons is acceptable.
  • GQjock

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    May 29, 2008 2:11 AM GMT
    Depends on the venue

    .... for an outdoor event you want a light color and definitely light weight cotton

    indoor it can be darker
    stay away from black unless it's a formal wedding
    and if it is a classic tux will do you good
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    May 29, 2008 2:34 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidI'd go navy or grey for the suit so you can get more wear out of it, with a bright dress shirt and tie underneath. Maybe a bright blue for the shirt.


    And tell me, who is going to take sartorial advice from a dog?
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    May 29, 2008 3:49 AM GMT
    No matter what you buy have it tailored. A few little adjustments and even a cheap suit looks good. Make sure the shoulders fit right, it does not gap open in the front when buttoned, and the arms are not to long.

    I would look for a mid-tone gray suit in a british or italian cut. Stay the hell away from anything that is listed as american fit as this will look like a box when you put it on.
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    May 29, 2008 4:02 AM GMT
    Here I was getting excited about being able to give my sartorial advice and everyone beat me to it. The only advice that I think can't be repeated enough is getting your suit altered. Make certain that the suit fits you well first, because a tailor isn't a magician and there are things they can't do. Like alter the shoulders. If the suit is too big or snug in the shoulders, there's nothing that can be done. Don't let any salesman tell you otherwise.

    also, men.style.com has some good advice. Just meander through the archives for Details and GQ. I'll see if I can find anything specific for you.