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    hey dappered community. looking for some opinions:


    i've got a khaki suit i'm planning on wearing to my wedding next summer. my best man (running without any groomsmen) will also be wearing a khaki suit. since we are likely also going to be wearing same-colored ties (either purple or green), i was trying to come up with a way to distinguish my outfit from his. i'm not even certain that it would be necessary, but i've been entertaining some ideas.


    the one that's currently leading the pack is to wear a khaki suit vest to turn my suit into a three-piece. pro: it would create a distinction between me as the groom and my best man, and it would add to the formality of the event. con: it might be a little hot...and it's a khaki suit - can a khaki suit really take on a third piece?


    the suit i'm wearing is the tommy khaki poplin on sale at macys.com, so it has nice, crisp lines and a solid fit. aside from the color, it is far from casual.


    so what do you think? can a khaki suit go three-piece without being ridiculous?


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    if you don't have groomsmen, so it's only you and your best man, I don't think you'd need to get matching ties. Wedding ties are nice when a bunch of groomsmen all have the same one, but if it's just the two of you, you could have different ties. Also you will most likely have different shoes, maybe different color shirts. You could have a boutonniere and he could not, or pocket square color. Chances are unless he has the same suit you do, the shade of khaki will be different. I wouldn't worry too much about it, and I don't even know if TH makes a matching vest to that suit

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      Agree with Ben, there are other ways to distinguish yourself from the best man.


      I get the desire to make it more formal. I also think it will be tough to get a vest to match that fabric if you don't buy it from TH. If you're set on a vest it might be easier to get one that's not an obvious match, IE a tan that is a bit darker or lighter than the suit OR a complementary color to your tie / pocket square.


      Check out these color combinations with a khaki suit. I'm not saying you need to get ties like this, but just using these as color examples to use for a vest, tie & pocket square:

      http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=23402

      http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=12818

      http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=13446

      http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=23103


      I know what you're saying about khaki suits being less formal design, but I've seen three piece khaki suits I like. Frankly, if it was my wedding, I wouldn't really care about convention.

      My Measurements: 6' 1" height, 35" sleeves, 41-42" chest/jacket, 35" waist, 34" inseam, 11.5D/EEE shoes, 200 lbs

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