I'm wondering where you guys are getting the groom attire? My fiance is set on wearing a suit and even though he bought a gorgeous charcoal suit, it's wool, so I don't think it will be very caribbean friendly in the middle of August. I'm looking for a linen suit but I can't find them anywhere in Calgary (we even looked last year and nothing, everything is wool). I even thought of going to a tailor and getting it made for him but that's probably going to cost as much if not more than my dress. I also saw suits in suitopia.com and indochino but I don't know if I dare to order online. What is everyone else doing?
This is a little late but:
I feel like we went to EVERY store in Canada that sold suits and then a whole bunch in the states also. My poor husband must have tried on 20+ suits...he hates trying on clothes. In Canada we couldn't find the right colour, and everywhere was $400+ which was out of our budget. Prices were substantially cheaper in the US.
We ended up buying his suit at a store in the states called Jos A Bank. They have a special line called Tropical Blend that is specially designed for hot climates. The colour was perfect. When we went they had a great sale and we got the suit for only $150 (yahoo!!). We had great customer service there too.
His sandals we bought at a Timberland outlet in the US for $30 and he loves them. He is wearing them this summer all of the time and are quite stylish. We did splurge a bit on his dress shirt - from le Chateau. We looked everywhere for something that was a cut a bit more slim and couldn't find something that fit him well except for le Chateau. This was on OK splurge for us as he will wear the dress shirt again. The suit not so much.
Groomsmen attire was challenging as we were on a very tight budget, and couldn't get the two groomsmen together to even attempt shopping. Groom and groomsmen didn't match, but groomsmen pants matched the bridesmaids dresses. We ended up buying pants from a discount suit store in the mall, and shirts from old navy.
Shirts were white, my dress was "diamond white". I don't think it looked dingy.
Edited by DinaQtobe, 05 August 2014 - 04:42 AM.