Monday, July 16, 2012

Another Public Service Announcement


I am sick sick sick of grooms who neglect to hem their pants. [Update: I deleted the link to the poor guy whose pants needed hemming. Endeavoring not to be an asshole.]

Photo by Rad + In Love

33 comments:

  1. pants can't break in the sky, cookies. well, like, zeus-pants, but otherwise.

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    1. oh i didn't even SEE the arrow.

      i should just redo this for you.

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  2. oh hiiiiii.

    i am not sure about the text on there.

    but i can forgive you.

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  3. The pants are the least of that guy's wardrobe problems jfc

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  4. Why is this so difficult for guys to figure out???

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  5. That's a mid break (or half break), which is totally acceptable. I personally am a fan of the full break, where the pants fold once. The groom you link to has like, a quadruple break, which is NOT OKAY.

    All of the following options are ok:

    How Pants Should Fit

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  6. This is what happens when people don't have to dress up on a daily basis.

    Case in point, our groomsmen wore their own suits and on the day of the wedding my hubs had to tell a guy that his suit's vent was sewed together to stay flat during production NOT because it's suppose to look like that.

    Suffice to say, he had to snip the strings for the guy's suit vent and ALL four groomsmen's pockets.

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    1. OMG: unsnipped vent-stitches is one of my biggest pet peeves!

      A friend just showed me a photo from a wedding and one of the groomsman's pants were SO long. I pointed it out and she said "yeah, that's a $99 suit."

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    2. Baha! I had to snip the vent on guy friends suit as we were entering the church!

      Also, my guy has a $99 suit. Is it anything special? No. But we are poor grad students, and we plan to replace it when we have the means. That being said, the pants are hemmed to the right length!!

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  7. Where is this ridiculous place where the suit salesman doesn't push alterations?

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  8. GROSS! That's like an infinity break. That shit should be illegal...along with the saggy pants where dudes have to walk like they crapped their pants!

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  9. Oh my god, my husband is famous on ESB for his cute wedding outfit. Or just having properly hemmed pants. Still, best day ever.

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    1. i figure he got the full "groomstyle" tag, so CLEARLY it was more than his hemmed pants!

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  10. to note: ladies, when your man goes to get his pants hemmed, CHECK THAT SHIT ASAP (before your wedding day). Make him try them on and let you peek. Because just maybe he'll go to a tailor/seamstress who has no clue what they are doing or knows what "hemming" entails. And it will be too late to fix it. :(

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  11. .....also there are way too many pictures of perfect looking brides with grooms wearing suits that just don't fit at ALL (shoulders too big, jacket too long and 2x too wide, huge pants with the inseam halfway to the ground...).

    Seriously?

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  12. I'd just be happy if my husband stopped wearing jeans that gave him 'mum bum'.

    Sigh.

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    1. Finding jeans, with a proper fit, is nearly impossible.

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    2. @ESB, I will. Now, I'll complain about tie companies making ties too long. Your river is at flood stage.

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  13. You could do another PSA on tie length.

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  14. I work in an office with a pretty formal dress-code (i.e. suits for men at all times) so you can imagine the pain that I endure on a daily basis. I'm no picture of sartorial perfection myself but I am at least aware of how long a pair of trousers (sorry, I'm English and therefore just cannot call them 'pants')or a tie should be. And don't get me started on tie-knots.

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  15. Can we also chat about untucked shirts? If you don't want to dress formally, I get that. Don't go formal. But don't do a half-arsed job of it.

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  16. How about this groom's SHOES?! good god.

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    1. Proud wifey here. The miracle of those shoes is he's owned them for FIFTEEN YEARS and just needed a good polish to get them wedding-ready. I ruin shoes after 15 weeks.

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  17. See also: Why men in the wedding should buy suits instead of renting. Rented suits are always too long and too baggy and also make you look like you're at prom.

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  18. I know this isn't in everyone's budget, but I felt that since I was getting the most expensive dress I would ever purchase... I felt it would only be fair and appropriate if the man was wearing a perfect suit. I took him to a haberdashery and had the most fabulous suit made for him (he was a hockey player so sometimes suit pants are just awful for him, so that also informed my decision). He looked so fabulous on our wedding day and now has a perfectly tailored suit he can wear again and again, unlike my one-hit wonder wedding dress.

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    1. My husband spent more on his suit than I did on my dress. I've worn my dress once and he's worn his suit, like, 5 times--smart spending!

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    2. Ha. My future-husband too. Frankly a proper made to measure suit is easily a far more reasoned expense than your typical wear-once wedding dress.
      My dad still wears his wedding kilt 30 plus years later.

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    3. My fiance paid ALMOST the same amount as my gown on his suit (as did his groomsmen) for a completely custom made suit. We had to stretch other things budget-wise to make it work.

      But it's ONLY FAIR. Every groom should look as good as his bride.

      I haven't seen it yet but my rules were:
      1) Do not look like a little boy in your dad's suit. That shit better be PERFECTLY FITTED.
      2) No vampire suits. (He's tall, thin, and pale so vampire isn't far off)
      3) No 50's gangster/mobster suits.

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