looking to buy a suit for wedding ..... suggestions?

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  1. RoudyruffKK

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    i'm getting married in september and have been looking at suits the last few days. i currently have a couple suits but nothing solid black that i'm looking for, so i figure might as well go out and buy one .... plus getting married is an excuse for me to go and finally find a solid black. i've been to a few of the department stores close to me and i've found some at bloomingdales and nordstrom that i've liked.

    i'm not going to be doing a tux and figure a nice suit will look just as sharp. i tried on an armani suit at nordstrom and liked it alot, but maybe it was because it fit just about perfectly without needing to alter :o ..... at bloomingdales i saw some burberry ones and some BOSS. the armani was about $1700 but the salesman told me to come back in a week or so when they have their sale which will drop the price down to about $1100 or so. the ones at bloomingdales were about $900

    i would say i'm willing to spend about $1500 just for the suit not counting the shirt and shoes. i'm open to suggestions as i don't know which will have a better build quality and if it would be worth the cash or if there's something else i should look for in that price range.

    i'm 5'10 190lbs pretty athletic build if that helps
     
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    Go to a tailor. Have a suit made. It's your wedding, it's only one day, you should be looking better than ever.

    The suit you have made will fit perfectly and look great. Look around online for some styles that you like.
     
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    why aren't you doing a tux? :dunno:
     
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    :dunno: i thought about it and now that it's come down to buying one i much prefer a suit over the tux
     
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    you going to come to my wedding? i'm having one in socal and in norcal and probably be sending the norcal invitations out soon
     
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    pics of bride to be?
     
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    but it's your wedding :dunno:

    buy a tux if it's what she wants :hsd:
     
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    buy a shawl collared tux because 1) you'll look better than other joe schmoe there and 2) it's the only time your wife will let you spend thousands of dollars of your own money on a bespoke garment
     
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    only if i get an invitation :)
     
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    okay fiance and i decided i'll rent a tux and buy a suit :o .... i may just buy both :dunno: yet
     
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    i'll think about it :o
     
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    buy your wedding tux. it's your wedding man!
     
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    i talked to my stepmom earlier and she said just buy both :o .... since i'm having 2 receptions the tux will at least have 2 good nights of usage :)


    now to find the right tux
     
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    don't rent a tux, you can probably buy a decent tux and get it fit and measured and all of that. :dunno:

    With the price of the rental and the price of the suit, that'll equal the price of buying a tux anyway. I think I saw a nice D&G one for 1100 and a nice Calvin Klein one for 1000 in a GQ a few months back
     
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    i found a real clean zegna for $1300 at neiman marcus original price was $2300 on sale for right under $1700 and then an additional 25% .... got an armani 2 button as well
     
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    sounds hot nigga, good finds. :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
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    It seems like a lot of dudes get married in suits these days and tuxes are getting less and less popular. I like the suit look better myself.
     
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    I don't think it's necessarily that suits have just become more popular in weddings; rather, weddings have become less traditional and take place in far more locales/situations than what those in the past would have anticipated (i.e. vegas, fiji, beachside). Wearing a tux there would be pretty weird lol
     
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    I got married in a really understated tuxedo. Not much to differentiate it really, except for the buttons and trousers.
     
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    I guess...but the last wedding I was at was in a catholic church and I'm pretty sure it was a suit. How can you tell the difference?
     
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    Typically upholstered buttons and some sort of banding on the pants (usually huge but mine are 1/4" at most). Also there's usually no lack of satin on the lapels, but you can find them more downplayed, just tasteful worsted, notched lapels.
     
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    this girl over here :rofl::ugh:

    jk, but usually things like satin or velvet lapels, cummerbund, bowtie, etc.
     

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