Dressing the Men

Once we had the ladies taken care of, it was on to the men.

As much as I love Gander, we want to make sure the men don’t show up like this. / Personal photo

Gander had bought his tuxedo before we were engaged. Two years before we were engaged, approximately. A new store had opened in Toronto and had an amazing sale on their already impeccable prices. Gander managed to snag a two-button Calvin Klein tuxedo, retailed at $800, for only $100. Even with that steal, there were still a few things he needed, as well as the rest of our men.

We decided early on that we didn’t want our wedding to be too trendy and to stick a bit more traditional. We also know that some of the men came with extra padding, so for those reasons, we decided to avoid the stylish slim-fit tuxedo. We also decided, for uniformity, the men would all have the same shirt, shoes, and jewellery, but to change the colours.

To go with Gander’s already existing Calvin Klein tuxedo, we decided to add the Tuscany Bisque straight tie and vest.

For the groomsmen and fathers, since we wanted an economical option, we chose the Joseph & Feiss one-button notch-lapel tuxedo, which would each be combined with a vest and straight tie.

Although it’s traditional for the groomsmen to match the bridesmaids, we decided to change that up.

The groomsmen will be wearing the Tuscany Cypress vest and tie combination, while our fathers will be wearing Regency.

Left: Tuscany Cypress; Right: Tuscany Regency

In addition, we’ve also decided to rent two bow ties in Bisque for our littlest men. Because who doesn’t love boys in bow ties?

Photo Credit: Peter Rowen Photography via www.weddingsonline.ie

All photos via Moore’s Clothing for Men unless otherwise stated

Did you have your men match your ladies or did you do something different? Seriously, how cute is that little boy?


Mrs. Goose

April 20
Toronto, ON
Wedding Date:
August 2014
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  1. Member
    Lalavla 992 posts, Busy bee @ 8:01 am

    I love the idea of having the bridal party all in different colors. Definitely helps to keep from feeling too matchy matchy especially with the ladies in the different styles of wrap dresses.

  2. milkcow Bee
    Mrs. Milk Cow 216 posts, Helper bee @ 8:13 am

    We only have three people in our bridal party – the Best Man won’t match my sisters, but that’s only because we can’t find matching colors!

  3. pyramid Bee
    Mrs. Pyramid 104 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:16 am

    Looks like good colors going on, everybody will look so nice! And that little ring bearer is too darn cute!

  4. roadtrip Bee
    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 8:40 am

    Little ones in formal wear are always adorable, no doubt. That Cypress color is gorgeous–excellent choice!

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    Mrs. Llama 22 posts, Newbee @ 2:53 pm

    Can I keep that little guy? Pretty please?? (I’ll even bring him to Disney!)

  6. parisian Bee
    Miss Parisian 588 posts, Busy bee @ 7:14 pm

    Oh man, bow ties for the little ones? How adorable!

  7. mspalmtree Bee
    Mrs. Palm Tree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:20 am

    Love the idea of bow ties for the little ones! Too cute.

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    beekeeper 121 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:15 pm

    I like the idea! The black suits will provide the formality you’re looking for, and different colour vest/tie combinations will add some personality while still being classy. I’ve never seen that done at a wedding before, but I really like it. Roll with it girl!

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