When picturing W-Day, my mental image includes dresses, delicious food, beautiful images and super fun people. Attire of the men folk really doesn't enter the picture. I mean, how many options are there? Once we knew that the vibe was casual, and that instead of tuxes, Mr. B & Co. would be wearing grey suits, I figured that was the end.
Oh boy, was I wrong. Apparently there are VAST differences between a trendy two button and a classic three button suit. Vents? Flat front vs. pleats?
Let's just say I've learned a lot.
A few weeks back, Mr. B found this hot suit on sale at J. Crew. How very Mad Men. Yes, there will be tie clips.
But unfortunately, very few companies rent suits for our five/six groomsmen. Fewer rent grey suits. And still fewer rent the trendy, two-button flat-front style [understandable, since they are likely to be out of style in a few years]. If you're counting, that would make it impossible to rent said suits.
We heard that Groomsman Jack is purchasing a suit for another wedding he is in this year, for the same price it would be to rent a suit. So we looked. And looked.
And this past weekend, we purchased six charcoal, two-button, flat-front suits for $648 from K&G Fashion Superstore. SCORE. That is definitely cheaper per person than renting, AND they will fit perfectly, AND they won't have to worry about picking up/dropping off during the busy wedding weekend. Oh AND THEY GET TO KEEP IT FOREVER.
Now, to find a yellow tie that won't make Mr. B's pale skin look like death.