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    Question Groom Attire? Destination Wedding Advice Needed

    Hey gang -

    For you fashion mavens, I could use some seasoned advice.

    We're having a casual destination wedding celebration in Mexico in a couple of months.

    I've been striking out on finding lightweight summer options since it's January. I have been looking for
    athletic/slim fit linen pant in 'Stone' or light gray and shoes to go with them.

    Here's what I DON'T want to wear. Hoping it will help give you a better sense of what to recommend.
    I would prefer not to wear a full suit or vest.
    I don't want to wear oxfords or any other 'dress' show.
    I don't want to overheat so a traditional dress might not fly.

    I'm open to suspenders, bow-tie, and any suggestions y'all might have.

    The bridesmaids will be wearing Navy dresses.

    Whatcha got? Bonus points for links.

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    When you say that you don't want to wear a suit, do you mean that you don't want to wear a jacket? Is that because you are worried that it will be too hot? Or is it that you just don't like dressing too formal?

    Also, where is the wedding? Is it on a beach, in a church, inside a hotel etc.

    I would strongly recommend that you at least wear a jacket. You will look better in it. You could even get a linen suit. Also, if you don't wear a jacket you risk looking less dressed up than a male guest. Really as groom, you are expected to be the best dressed, or at least most formally dressed man there. If you go without a jacket, it is setting the formality bar really low.

    If you want a specific recommendation for suits and shoes, you should say your budget.

    I do suggest either some suede loafers or desert boots, if you are going with linen pants.

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    Navy dresses for the bridesmaids seems awfully formal for a tropical destination wedding. Most of them I've seen, the bridesmaids are wearing pastels or flora prints.

    Your level has got to match or exceed the other members of your wedding party to look proper.

    You could go with a lightly structured tan linen or silk sport coat.

    Maybe something like this: http://www.josbank.com/1905-collecti...sportcoat-12KY

    But the navy dresses seem to suggest to me that you need to be more formal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Navy dresses for the bridesmaids seems awfully formal for a tropical destination wedding. Most of them I've seen, the bridesmaids are wearing pastels or flora prints.
    Oh, yeah. That's way formal for a tropical destination wedding. Bridesmaids in navy dresses and the groom in linen pants and no jacket would be weird.

    If you're going so casual that you're not even wearing a jacket, then the bridesmaids should be in something way less formal than navy dresses. I'd suggest casual light colored dresses without even matching (but I'd always suggest not matching).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpark View Post
    Oh, yeah. That's way formal for a tropical destination wedding. Bridesmaids in navy dresses and the groom in linen pants and no jacket would be weird.

    If you're going so casual that you're not even wearing a jacket, then the bridesmaids should be in something way less formal than navy dresses. I'd suggest casual light colored dresses without even matching (but I'd always suggest not matching).
    Valid points! Do you know of any popular jackets that would be lightweight and more on the casual side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Navy dresses for the bridesmaids seems awfully formal for a tropical destination wedding. Most of them I've seen, the bridesmaids are wearing pastels or flora prints.

    Your level has got to match or exceed the other members of your wedding party to look proper.

    You could go with a lightly structured tan linen or silk sport coat.

    Maybe something like this: http://www.josbank.com/1905-collecti...sportcoat-12KY

    But the navy dresses seem to suggest to me that you need to be more formal.
    I was thinking the same thing. I have friends that did that rustic suspenders no jacket look ... it wasn't my cup of tea. I think it's more of a trendy pinterest type photo than proper for the occasion.

    I, as others have indicated, would recommend finding the right kind of jacket. At the very least a nice vest with a tie or bow-tie of choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeysc23 View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. I have friends that did that rustic suspenders no jacket look ... it wasn't my cup of tea. I think it's more of a trendy pinterest type photo than proper for the occasion.

    I, as others have indicated, would recommend finding the right kind of jacket. At the very least a nice vest with a tie or bow-tie of choice.
    Any jacket recommendations to go with the Navy dresses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingking13 View Post
    Any jacket recommendations to go with the Navy dresses?
    Are you going with a suit or a sport coat separate from the pants you mentioned? I would highly recommend a suit and then it sort of depends on your fit and budget. As mentioned, if you want something to stand out a bit I'd look at the suit supply summer suits and go try some on. Probably something in the sand to gray tones and then pull in the navy blue with an edged pocket square and boutonniere with those colors. It really depends how dark the navy is of the bridesmaids. That is an awfully formal color and look for a tropical wedding.

    Personnally, I'd probably keep it classy and simple. The wedding is the brides day for looks, you are supposed to look the part, and be well put together.

    I'd probably do this type of suit and accessories to pull in some color: https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suit...D&prefv1=linen

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    Thanks for the reply! Appreciate the advice.

    We're not holding a formal ceremony so I feel if I wear a jacket that it'd come home after our dinner prior to the reception.

    Beach.

    Budget = $500 - $750.

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    Suspenders and a bow tie without a jacket will give a clownish feeling.

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