When I was a little girl dreaming of my wedding (come on, you know you did it too), I used to imagine that my groom would look something like this on our big day:
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Photo by: Ikon Pictures via OK Magazine
I love the British morning suit with tails! I think it has something to do with the fact that I grew up in England and it was the popular thing to wear at the time. Times change, though, and a morning suit does not go with the style of our wedding (not to mention the time of day).
Mr. Gazelle has a pretty distinct idea of what he wants to wear on our wedding day. Something along the lines of a three-piece suit.
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Mr. Gazelle wants to use our wedding as a reason to invest in a great suit. I think that is a fantastic idea, as we don’t want our wedding to be formal with tuxes. Plus a well-tailored suit will be something he can use for years to come. This past weekend Mr. Gazelle went to scope out suits at two different stores—Harry Rosen and Holt Renfrew—and it turned out to be a really informative shopping trip.
Mr. Gazelle learned that he can’t buy a suit off the rack. He has a pretty broad chest, slim waist, and long arms. Finding a jacket that will fit his chest but be nicely tailored everywhere else would be next to impossible. An unfeasible amount of alterations would be required, and it likely still wouldn’t look well fitted. Instead he is going to have to go with a made-to-measure suit. His measurements will be taken, a base pattern will be chosen that fits closest to his measurements, and it will be altered to him specifically. Both stores recommended that he order his suit early in the year, as that is when lighter-weight fabrics for the spring will be out.
Of course this brings up another “a-ha.” Even if we had wanted to go with tuxes, it would have been next to impossible to rent a tux that would have fit him well. So while this is a more expensive option for Mr. Gazelle, this is going to be the most photographed day of his life and he wants to look sharp in a well-fitting suit. As the night goes on, he can take the suit jacket off and still look dashing and handsome in his vest.
Did your hubs decide to go with a suit or a tux?