PBear and I went to Men’s Wearhouse the other day to look for his attire. Coming into this meeting, I didn’t know what I really wanted PBear to wear. I had a vague idea that I wanted dark gray suits, not tuxedos, but didn’t really have much of a reason for it, other than wanting PBear to own a suit.
This is almost too light. I guess I’m envisioning black/slightly off black.
I really love this look here. I think the color looks really great. I would like PBear to stand out a little bit more. Maybe if the groom was wearing a three-piece suit instead of a two-piece suit, which would make him more formal and distinct from the groomsmen.
We went in and had a great consultant who helped us find some really nice suits. We learned that he really looks the best in a modern-fit suit, given his long lanky nature. I’m really not that surprised.
Doesn’t he look adorable?
I love the top suit, in maybe the bottom color? I thought this looked darker in the store, but it looks so light in the pictures.
Our consultant picked out a couple of different shirts based on our wedding colors and helped us match various color shirts with various color ties. We learned a lot about how the different color tie helps bring out the the color of the shirt, either to warm it or cool it.
Some of the top choices
Our consultant was trying to talk us into having the groomsmen in blue shirts and PBear in pink. I think PBear and I both really liked the blue, but to my surprise, PBear was actually considering a pink shirt with a pink tie. I think my shock was very apparent when I really just stared at him for like five minutes or so. Honestly, I think he liked it much more than I did.
I guess to give you some background, PBear is someone who only wears dark monochromatic colors, like navy, dark brown, and black. I still can’t convince him to branch out into other colors like maroon. Thus, when he suggested that he would be up for wearing pink, I about died. Clearly, he is a lot more manly of a man than I have given him credit for.
PBear’s you-are-being-ridiculous-with-all-of-your-pictures look
But if I’m being completely honest with myself, I really can’t see him wearing pink, and it’s so out of character for him that I don’t think I could handle it. I don’t want to be looking at our wedding album in 20 years and have our children think I bullied him into wearing pink, because I guarantee that would be the one and only time in his life that he would actually wear pink.
Thus, with more questions than answers, we left for our dinner reservations, which gave me the time to think about what went down. While I really liked our consultant while we were there, as soon as we left, I started to have mixed feelings about him. I felt like he was pushing us toward a very expensive suit. When the suit is more expensive than my dress…well, it’s pushing our budget (by a lot). Yes, I realize he can wear it again, but still…we just have not budgeted that much for a suit. Furthermore, while I was interested in looking at tuxedos and different colored shirts, he steered us very clearly toward what he wanted and, I’m sure, some of the more expensive purchases. I couldn’t even get him to show us an ivory shirt with the suit, which I think is a little ridiculous.
Clearly we need to do a lot more research before we go back again. As I’m writing this post, I think I’m leaning toward black suits with colored vests.
Image by Charlotte Geary Photography
I really like the three-piece suit for PBear and not for the rest of the party. Did anyone else have more trouble deciding his attire than your own? Isn’t this supposed to be the easy part?