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26-05-2013 09:55 PM #1
Wedding Evening Do x 4
It appears 2013 is the year of the stag (and weddings) as I have attended 4 stags and now have the subsequent formalities of the weddings to attend.
First wedding is 8th June and I'm just attending the evening do:
Got some Grey trousers lined up with a white shirt and black shoes (thinking of going for Ted Baker Frisante shoes as shown here TED BAKER Frisante Dress Shoes | Slaters.
Unfortunately, 3 of the 4 weddings are the same groups of mates so want to try and do something a bit different for each so want to look at the most cost effective way of doing this. Don't have a lot of formal wear other than a grey suit so realise this could get expensive.
Any tips/advice for some differentiation? Ideally, the black shoes need to stay and if possible the grey suit trousers can do as well. Been looking at Uniqlo slim fit shirts - anyone any opinion on them?
Finally, what would work well with a grey suit in terms of tie/accessories?
Any help greatly appreciated.
28-05-2013 10:02 AM #2
I wouldn't sweat it too much man - you can vary your look massively just by changing your shirts, ties and accessories. Depends on your budget obviously, but somewhere like TM Lewin has 4 shirts for £100. Or buy a couple of shirts in staple colours and then mix it up with ties and things like pocket squares, tie bars, collar bars etc (though probably only 1 or 2 of these at a time - less is more!). M&S and Next have both upped their games in the menswear department. I bought a white, slim fit, 100% cotton shirt, with collar bar, from Next for £20 on the weekend. Wearing it today as it goes.
In terms of colours/combos, pink is a good summer wedding colour, and you can't go wrong with keeping it simple - think crisp white shirt, burgundy tie, with a white pocket square.
Depending on how formal the weddings are, you can even mix things up with a bold choice of socks.
Also, I would prefer brown shoes over black with a grey suit.
28-05-2013 09:32 PM #3
Originally Posted by Nat
Superb advice and just what I was looking for - thanks! Been looking at M&S suits and Next Slim fit shirts, interesting to hear a different angle as was told Next quality had reduced recently.