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Topic: Which of the Skyfall suits would you wear to a wedding?

Apologies if this is in the wrong place.

I have to attend a wedding in September and I have similar coloured suits (nothing exact or replicas) and I really like them all. I'm leaning more towards the Istanbul grey suit from the opening, but I also really like the blue themed one Bond wears when he meets Mallory for the first time. I had the idea to wear the Shanghai outfit, but my girlfriend said that wouldn't fly.

Anybody else ever worn a Bond style suit for a wedding? What would you recommend even if you haven't?

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In my opinion, the pick-and-pick Istanbul tends to stand out in today's gatherings, for better or worse, and as such it's good for parties or get-togethers where you want to stand out. But a wedding is someone else's day, and as a rule I would gravitate toward something more understated like the blue you mentioned, or a darker grey.

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I have a light grey pick-and-pick suit I wore with my Magnoli Istanbul tie and cufflink to a close friend's wedding last year. I felt that was a suitable...ah....suit to wear as it was during the summer and the reception was at an outdoor venue. Received some very positive feedback as the light shade certainly stood out from a sea of navy, black, and charcoal. No ID as to the Skyfall connection though, which I am half glad, and half disappointed with  ajb007/tongue

I have a wedding invite that's gonna happen in a few months time. This time it is a more tradition affair with church and reception hall, so I'm sticking to a custom Charcoal-navy suit that I had made to the characteristic of Skyfall Gransborough (My tailor did not have the right pinstripe wool that satisfactorily resemble the actual SA suit) with my Magnoli Gransborough tie and cufflink. I feel it would suit the occasion better to dress more conservatively.

So in choosing the right suit for your wedding, you have to take a few things into consideration:

- The weather/season
- The venue and the theme of the reception
- Your personality - I mean this as in are you the type of person who feels in his element to be wearing a suit? If that's the case you can certainly step it up and stray out from the norm and rock a different colour/shade/pattern. Note that you'll likely attract some attention.

In any case I hope you'll rock up looking debonair in whichever choice you go with.

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HalfHitman HalfMonk wrote:

But a wedding is someone else's day, and as a rule I would gravitate toward something more understated like the blue you mentioned, or a darker grey.

Have to agree - darker suits are more generally acceptable and tend to look better, especially navy and charcoal.

What about your colouring? As darker complexions work well with pale suits like the Istanbul one (pale complexions like men look washed out in too-light grey suits) and paler complexions look good in dark suit / dark tie / pale shirt, like Bond wears in the Skyfall "welcome to the new MI6" scenes.

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I know nothing about fashion but I'd go for the pale grey suit from the PTS of Skyfall.
Most men go for dark colours,  the lighter colour would stand out., and at a wedding
I want everyone looking at ME !.  ajb007/lol

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Again, depends whether or not you want to stand out. I'm of the view that you shouldn't stand out unless its your or a close family member's wedding, so I'd recommend one of the darker suits assuming its a more traditional venue. If it's an outdoor or less formal wedding, the Istanbul suit might not be inappropriate as the lighter color will suit an outdoor or open venue. If you want to wear it to a more traditional venue, know that you might stand out and whether or not that's something you want to do ajb007/smile

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Only the grey pick-and-pick suit and the navy herringbone suits in Skyfall are appropriate for a wedding. The grey pick-and-pick suit is good for daytime weddings in warmer weather (September is warm enough), but it's too light to wear in the evening. The navy herringbone is good anytime of day any time of the year. The glen check suit is too sporty for a wedding and the grey stripe suit is too business-like.

Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

What about your colouring? As darker complexions work well with pale suits like the Istanbul one (pale complexions like men look washed out in too-light grey suits) and paler complexions look good in dark suit / dark tie / pale shirt, like Bond wears in the Skyfall "welcome to the new MI6" scenes.

Colouring should definitely be considered, but pale suits can still look great on pale men and dark suits can look great on darker-coloured men. Actually, a really dark suit is the worst thing for a pale man. Daniel Craig has a rather pale complexion, and the really dark suits in QoS wash him out. What's more important to consider are warm and cool tones. Daniel Craig has a warmer complexion, which is why he looks better in blue than he does in grey. Sean Connery was the opposite.

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And about standing out: if you're wearing a nice suit that fits well you're going to stand out even if the colour palate is dark and subdued. Like if you dress exactly like Daniel Craig does at the Green party in Quantum, you will stand out because you'll be better tailored than everyone else. I encounter this regularly.

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Free expert advice! Who could ask for more. I'd absolutely defer to Matt on this matter, Vox.

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The gentlemanly thing to do would be not to out-dress the groom, and also of course to match if possible with your date. A wedding is, after all, the newly wed's day first, and the ladies next.

Weddings can drag on and so ater in the evening you may wish to remove your jacket. Perhaps a three piece suit might be appropriate so you can cut a dash in your waistcoat, or even a nice pair of braces instead of a belt.

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Ward wrote:

The gentlemanly thing to do would be not to out-dress the groom, and also of course to match if possible with your date. A wedding is, after all, the newly wed's day first, and the ladies next.

Weddings can drag on and so ater in the evening you may wish to remove your jacket. Perhaps a three piece suit might be appropriate so you can cut a dash in your waistcoat, or even a nice pair of braces instead of a belt.

If by matching your date you mean matching in formality,yes. But gentlemen don't match colours to their date. That's what kids do at their high school prom. Traditionally the gentleman serves as a simple backdrop to the lady. Gentlemen also do not remove their jackets unless in their private office or at home, whether or not their are wearing a waistcoat.

I've out-dressed the groom before when the groom dressed under the dress code specified on the invitation. The wedding was black tie so I wore traditional black tie as inspired by Bond. The groom, on the other hand, wore a 3-piece 3-button black suit with satin lapels and a royal blue satin four-in-hand tie.

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Matt S wrote:

If by matching your date you mean matching in formality,yes. But gentlemen don't match colours to their date. That's what kids do at their high school prom. Traditionally the gentleman serves as a simple backdrop to the lady.

Agreed, I'm not talking about colour matching, but you can improve your look as a couple if you have some degree of coordination, which she will lead. It shows a unity between you both which is appropriate to the occasion.

Matt S wrote:

Gentlemen also do not remove their jackets unless in their private office or at home, whether or not their are wearing a waistcoat.

You and I agree on this, but who are we among many?

Incidentally, your blog is terrific.

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Ward wrote:
Matt S wrote:

If by matching your date you mean matching in formality,yes. But gentlemen don't match colours to their date. That's what kids do at their high school prom. Traditionally the gentleman serves as a simple backdrop to the lady.

Agreed, I'm not talking about colour matching, but you can improve your look as a couple if you have some degree of coordination, which she will lead. It shows a unity between you both which is appropriate to the occasion.

Matt S wrote:

Gentlemen also do not remove their jackets unless in their private office or at home, whether or not their are wearing a waistcoat.

You and I agree on this, but who are we among many?

Incidentally, your blog is terrific.

How have you coordinated your outfit with your date? Menswear has no tradition in matching one's date. Bond has certainly never matched his date. The next wedding I'm going to is black tie, and my girlfriend will be wearing a black dress. I don't know if she is going to wear anything with colour on top of it, but I'm going to be a gentleman and keep to only black and white.

Thanks for reading my blog!

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I suppose an instance would be if my better half was wearing something with a more vintage aesthetic, I might consider picking a suit out that has a vintage feel or details of it's own. As you say, you have to be subtle or you'll overdo it - it's more about complimenting her dress with what you are wearing than matching it.

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Matt S wrote:

Gentlemen also do not remove their jackets unless in their private office or at home, whether or not their are wearing a waistcoat.
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Interesting etiquette - so I guess Bond in his shirt and braces at the table in CR is a no no, though it is kind of a boys game of poker lol

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welshboy78 wrote:
Matt S wrote:

Gentlemen also do not remove their jackets unless in their private office or at home, whether or not their are wearing a waistcoat.
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Interesting etiquette - so I guess Bond in his shirt and braces at the table in CR is a no no, though it is kind of a boys game of poker lol

If it were indeed in a room with just the boys, removing his dinner jacket would be perfectly acceptable. When you're with the boys you're free to do anything! Like if it's an after dinner game and the men retire to another room, removing the jacket is fine. But Bond should not have removed it at that poker game. It's a game where there are ladies and other spectators around. But it goes with the theme in the film that Bond makes mistakes.

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HalfHitman HalfMonk wrote:

Free expert advice! Who could ask for more. I'd absolutely defer to Matt on this matter, Vox.

+1  ajb007/martini

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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Matt S wrote:
welshboy78 wrote:
Matt S wrote:

Gentlemen also do not remove their jackets unless in their private office or at home, whether or not their are wearing a waistcoat.
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Interesting etiquette - so I guess Bond in his shirt and braces at the table in CR is a no no, though it is kind of a boys game of poker lol

If it were indeed in a room with just the boys, removing his dinner jacket would be perfectly acceptable. When you're with the boys you're free to do anything! Like if it's an after dinner game and the men retire to another room, removing the jacket is fine. But Bond should not have removed it at that poker game. It's a game where there are ladies and other spectators around. But it goes with the theme in the film that Bond makes mistakes.

Very true, as Bond isan ex naval officer you would expect him to know the rules (of course he does )
its the film makers who don't know the rules who are to blame,

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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I wore my sharkskin Istanbul suit to my friends wedding last year (its not a very clear picture )my wife is no David Bailey ajb007/lol
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By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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Matt S wrote:

Gentlemen also do not remove their jackets unless in their private office or at home, whether or not their are wearing a waistcoat.

At a wedding reception a gentleman may choose to remove his jacket once the groom or the father of the bride first removes his.

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cheld wrote:
Matt S wrote:

Gentlemen also do not remove their jackets unless in their private office or at home, whether or not their are wearing a waistcoat.

At a wedding reception a gentleman may choose to remove his jacket once the groom or the father of the bride first removes his.

This is not correct. A gentleman still leaves his jacket on in the company of ladies even if the host acts ungentlemanly.

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At a wedding last year I wore my version of the Skyfall Istanbul light grey suit (pick on pick) complete with PO and TF Markos. Of course my wife upstaged me looking fabulous but that is the way as others have commented.

Received some pleasant comments on my attire and as a couple so a little effort does get noticed.

Seize the day and Enjoy!

Cheers  ajb007/bond

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Matt S wrote:
cheld wrote:
Matt S wrote:

Gentlemen also do not remove their jackets unless in their private office or at home, whether or not their are wearing a waistcoat.

At a wedding reception a gentleman may choose to remove his jacket once the groom or the father of the bride first removes his.

This is not correct. A gentleman still leaves his jacket on in the company of ladies even if the host acts ungentlemanly.

So you can make it through a night at Buttenwieser with your coat intact?

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He only said the coat would stay on, He said nothing about the Trousers !!!!  ajb007/lol

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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The birthday suit