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Old 07-05-2013, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Hey everyone, I'm faced with a dilemma and need some recommendations.

I'm going to a co-worker's wedding. The dress code is "black tie optonal." I own a tuxedo, but my boyfriend (who's my date to the wedding) does not. We're not going to rent one for him either, because.. no. So he'll likely wear a dark suit with a dark neck tie. Since he won't be in a tux, I feel that I shouldn't wear mine, because we'd be a total mismatch. But I don't want to just wear one of my normal suit/neck tie combos. My coworker sees me wear suits to work all the time. I want to show I've put a little effort in.

So I'm thinking of just wearing my black suit with a shirt and black bow tie, and my date can wear his black suit with a dark neck tie. Would we look silly together if I show up dressed like this:*
http://t2.ftcdn.net/jpg/00/50/03/81/...DSp9D4JoRF.jpg

And he's looking more like this:*
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nH5WAYuJ2q.../010609.02.png

I don't think we need to be matchey-matchey, but I feel we shouldn't be on different planets with our looks either. Can anyone offer some advice? Thanks!

*you can add about 10 years and 30 lbs onto each to get the actual picture of what we'd look like
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I'd wear the suit. If you're going as a couple, look like a couple. Wearing the tux would be a bit much in this situation.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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I agree you don't need to wear a tux. That is nice though you want to look like you put more effort into your outfit. I think both pictures of how you both would dress look very nice. People have their own styles but it flows together nice.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I agree on wearing the suit, you two would look mismatched if you were in a tux.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I also agree on not wearing the tux. The suits sound perfect.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Thanks for the feedback, everyone. We're going for the suits, and we'll both wear bow ties (Macy's has them on sale this weekend, so bf picked one up).
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