help with groom's outfit

Posted this on wedding fashion but wanted to ask you fellow WB for your opinions as you *get* the fact that things don't have to be matchy matchy and that i'm wearing red and black. Would love to hear your opinions on what H2B should wear.

I'm wearing this:

and hubby to be has a very, very dark grey suit that looks pretty much black. It has fabulous purple/blue shot silk lining sooooo.... should we go for something like a black/white shirt with a blue purple tie and forget about the mathcing thing- or will we end up looking like our guests/just randomly met on the day.

the other suggestion would be white shirt and red silk tie (but H2B is a bit funny about white shirts because they can show up your nipples) but worry it might look a bit contrived.

I'd thought flowery shirts might be fun but can't find anything i like in our colours.

the only other thing i can think of is something like this:

would love to hear your ideas and suggestions because i'm stumped.


  • DustyMothDustyMoth Posts: 1,528
    I have to confess, I am a fan of stripey shirts over flowery ones any day. I also agree about the white shirt/red tie combo being a bit contrived looking!

    I think that though you don't need to be matchy matchy it might be nice to tie the two outfits together a little bit, but not in a "look, I exactly match" kind of way. Or a "I match the tablecloth" way - which I think the stripey shirt does quite nicely!
  • lrbpielrbpie Posts: 2,280
    Is he wearing a buttonhole? that might be another way to get his outfit to tie in a bit - i.e. if he has a red flower there. and maybe red cufflinks or something. Just a nod to your outfit basically.

    On a side note, I really like this shirt (it has your colours and lots of other colours too) : maybe a bit headache inducing though!
  • i found this great site the other day

    if you go to the black label and look through the catwalks and the section called 'the big day' there's loads of lush suits and shirts. He specialises in floral shirts, which i thought would be horrible but theyre really cool - am trying to convince my other half to get one but im not sure he's convinced yet.
  • gosh i love your oufit, your waist looks amazing. i like your stripey shirt x
  • gindigindi Posts: 1,369
    I like the idea of linking them with flowers... if you're having a bouquet you could incorporate red and purple flowers, and his buttonhole could have some red in it. I think you'll both look very dashing!
  • nadiaeuknadiaeuk Posts: 696
    oh ladies i knew i could rely on you. You all have such fab taste. Dustymoth if i was left to my own devices i probably would match the tablecloth image

    that made me laugh so much

    Oh too much loveliness that paul smith shirt is fab (convincing H2B might be another thing) and i am definitely going to visit the Marc Wallace shop. I going gaga looking at the site image

    would anyone at work notice if i sneaked off now.....

    gindi i hadn't thought about matching us through our flowers that's a really nice low key way of doing it. I was going to have black calla lillies but might ask the florist to incorporate a few other things.

    Sally - that's very sweet of you ...shame about the arms eh - still i'm working on those press ups.

    [Modified by: nadia_e on August 12, 2008 02:57 PM]

  • Lula_sweetpeaLula_sweetpea Posts: 1,401
    Aargh, wrote lengthy reply that the internet dropped off! grr...

    Anyway what I said was.. I also had mini panics about hubs matching up with me- even accosted the dress shop owner in appropriately enough costa coffee showing him pics on my phone of the various suits! Also didn't want to look too disjointed and random.

    But in the end we decided to go with whatever made him look the handsomest and feel the best. And we had lots of compliments aboiut our outfits. They both reflected us.

    Don't stress too much about it, Ask him how he sees himself on the day? We're not the only ones that imagine it.

    Here are a few more ideas though.

    How about him wearing a black shirt with red tie-uber cool;

    Or am big fan of Duchamp shirts where K got his from. The shop in Regent street is ace.

    This one would go with purple lining

    or with red stripes to match dress

    You look stunning btw!

    I miss outfit planning-can you tell?!
  • SkipulaSkipula Posts: 1,763
    I like the Kraftwerk look Lula's posted and the stripey one but I'm hopelessly rubbish at shirtsimage

    But I had to post so I could say "WOW" - you look amazing!
  • nadiaeuknadiaeuk Posts: 696
    oh shucks guys that's really nice of you - especially as i've been going through my own mini-dress wobble (is black and red too heavy for a wedding and people have started to say things like it's your only chance to wear white....and it had started to get to me but now i say phhhhooooeeey)

    H2B and i are going on a shopping trip on Saturday. Selfridges (for Paul Smith/Ted baker) then on to Duchamp and Marc Wallace. Oh and maybe a sneaky peek in the shoe department for Nadia....
  • bennicuk1bennicuk1 Posts: 933
    I'm with Lula, black shirt and a red tie is fab!

    My h2b is only going to match me via a hot pink tie, which really only matches my petticoats, but hopefully will be enough of a match to make us look like we came together. I think its nice for a certain element of tieing your outfit to one another.
  • nadiaeuknadiaeuk Posts: 696
    Just wanted to say a huge thank you to all you ladies who helped me.

    I think we've found the shirt in Duchamp big hugs and thank you to Lula for pointing us in the right direction. We popped into the Regent Street store and their service was exquisite, no hovering like you were a shoplifter and just left you to browse yet ready to help at the drop of a hat. The shirts are beautiful quality. If anyone else is struggling to find something a bit different for their man i really (REALLY) recommend them.

    So it is now either Ted Baker or one of two Duchamp shirts. Needless to say H2B has bought them all ( and i thought girls were bad!) but it the first time in nearly 15 years i've seen him excited about clothes.
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