Stressing Before The Big Day Or What I Wore For My Wedding

In June of 2007, I was struck by the cupid’s arrow and “big day” was set for June 19, 2010. My future wife’s continuous planning of her wedding outfit and my busy work schedule caused me no time to think about my ensemble. As a result, with a little over than a month before the wedding day, I did not have a wedding suit. And so, the search began. Lack of time, however, meant that a MTM suit was out of question and I had to proceed with a RTW. I did not want a traditional tuxedo or a morning coat, but wanted to opt for something a bit more slick and contemporary. I knew that I wanted a double breasted grey or blue peak lapel suit. Throwing money and caution to the wind, I ordered a chalk grey double breasted Borrelli Napoli wool and silk blend suit. After a two week wait for delivery, I had a suit that did not fit me – it was too tight in the chest and the abdominal area.

Thus, with a little over two weeks to go, I had no wedding suit. I hinted to my fiancé that maybe I should wear one of my business suits to the wedding but that idea was quickly vetoed. I subsequently spent multiple hours each day going from store to store and looking through online retailers but no progress was made. That it until the day I saw my wedding suit. I was browsing through Yoox and one suit immediately caught my eye. I previously wrote about Lardini and how the brand favorably compares to higher end garments. This suit looked very British – striped, one buttoned peak lapel made from viscose and wool, yet there was something unmistakably Italian about it. I quickly placed it in my shopping cart and chose the expedited shipping option.

Three days later, the suit arrived. Fortunately it fit well and only required the trousers to be cuffed. I dressed it up with a white French cuff Barba shirt with black mother of pearl Dunhill cufflinks, a black tie and white silk pocket square by Stefano Ricci, and black Romano Martegani captoes. A honeymoon in Spain followed, but I will save that for another time.



  1. George Dixon said:

    Your black tie is too funereal for my liking.

    August 26, 2010
  2. Stephen P said:

    Congrats Mr. Snytkin.

    As for the suit, I really like that shade of blue…there’s something a bit inky about it that quite strikes me.

    August 26, 2010
  3. Canadian said:

    The example on the left seems to have peak lapels, but the photo on the right appears to have notch lapels. Is this just an optical illusion?

    August 27, 2010
  4. Michael said:

    Thanks for all the comments, gents.

    George, I can see that. I tried matching it to the belt/shoes, but in hindsight, maybe a dark blue tie would have been better.

    Stephen, thank you.

    Canadian, it is an identical suit. Perhaps the photography does not capture the peaked lapel.

    August 27, 2010
  5. Patrick said:

    not my taste (jacket lenght is a bit too long or the button is positioned too high or something, and the inside corners at the bottom are very squared off), but it looks good, and much better on you than on the model. Also blue is definitey a better choice than the day-time black tuxedo that a lot choose. And the length helps differentiate it from a business suit in a slightly longer morning coat direction. Pocket square folded really well too. good job, I’d be too scared to order a suit online.

    August 27, 2010
  6. Harry said:

    Congratulations! And a fine outfit overall it is, where I particularly like the button hole! I think the suit is fine, although I am looking at the button when done up, and it strikes me as well above your natural waist. What the whole combo underlines for me (as a Brit) is that a suit is a suit, and that to stand out for a man’s wedding day, something even more bold or traditional is required (e.g. morning coat). But that’s just my taste, and I know even “over here” tastes vary.

    August 31, 2010
  7. lace said:

    something is off about the silhouette. something to do with the balance or buttoning point.

    September 12, 2010

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