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What might a man wear to a wedding if not suit and tie?

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Berrie Tue 12-Aug-08 13:30:30

I rather unkindly told dh that I didn't want him to wear a suit and tie to an upcoming wedding as he would look like he was at work. Furthermore the shirt and tie look is really unflattering. I'm hoping to offer him some solutions but I haven't a clue!
He is 6 foot ish but has a beer belly and not much hair. A shirt and tie makes him look much more rotund than he actually is. Where can I look for inspiration?
Hope someone can help. smile

hanaflower Tue 12-Aug-08 13:33:55

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saltire Tue 12-Aug-08 13:34:44


RubyRioja Tue 12-Aug-08 13:38:12

Dark suit and no tie? I think flattering.

Or he cousl go in full drag and pretend to be a bridesmaid?

Berrie Tue 12-Aug-08 13:40:03

It's the collar I think, it gives him a roll around the neck when he moves and is too harsh a line for his bald head. blush Any shirt has to tuck in under belly though surely! grinOh dear poor dh...

MadreInglese Tue 12-Aug-08 13:41:21

A katfan? smile

MadreInglese Tue 12-Aug-08 13:41:41


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Berrie Tue 12-Aug-08 13:41:52

Thanks...need to look for nice suit then...don't fancy either of the skirt options! grin

RubyRioja Tue 12-Aug-08 13:41:56

Collar sounds too small.

Why not dark suit, vertically striped shirt with neat collar (not floppy one) worn open at neck?

expatinscotland Tue 12-Aug-08 13:41:59

a kilt

MadreInglese Tue 12-Aug-08 13:42:12

What about a grandad collar shirt?

hanaflower Tue 12-Aug-08 13:42:30

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RubyRioja Tue 12-Aug-08 13:43:19

M&S do made to your own spec shirts now from £30-50, so you could create right shirt to fit him

MadreInglese Tue 12-Aug-08 13:43:19

Or no tie and wear the shirt open like this

vonsudenfed Tue 12-Aug-08 13:43:37

DH - having never been a suity kind of bloke - got married in linen trousers, flowery shirt worn loose over the top and a linen jacket. He looked wonderful (but then I would think that).

Berrie Tue 12-Aug-08 13:43:45

Actually...he'd look great in a kaftan!

How much does a well cut suit cost and where does one shop for one?

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Berrie Tue 12-Aug-08 13:45:52

Tee hee madre, can I take him as well?

Von, was it a matching linen suit?

PortAndLemon Tue 12-Aug-08 13:46:00

Make sure you get him a properly-fitting shirt as well. He's probably still wearing the same collar size that he wore as a younger and slimmer man.

Berrie Tue 12-Aug-08 13:47:17

38 waist
Collar 17 1/2

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missblythe Tue 12-Aug-08 13:50:08

M&S Autograph suits are wonderful quality, really well cut. DH has one of their Timothy Everest ones, was £250 I think.

Then you could treat him to a well fitting, decent quality shirt from somewhere like Thomas pink or Paul Smith. I think the key is trying on until he gets something that fits really well, then he will look dreamy instead of rotund.

vonsudenfed Tue 12-Aug-08 13:51:40

No wasn't matching linen suit, just a jacket and trousers that went (DH has a remarkable propensity to look like a schoolboy if you put him anywhere near a suit).

Might be worth - if time and money allow - looking at places like Paul Smith and Liberty, as they do smart but casual v well.

Berrie Tue 12-Aug-08 13:54:43

Thank you, will take a look. He ought to look good in one...he's got a lovely chisled jaw but we won't be able to afford that much.sad Can you hire posh suits or are they all of the sweaty wedding hire variety?

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