I was relieved last year when my buddy got married and instead of tuxes, he wanted his groomsmen to wear black suits. Not only was it a lot less stuffy, it gave me a good reason to finally go get a black suit, something which I had put off for quite some time. I went a tad overboard and splurged on a nice Hugo Boss ensemble, but hey, now I have a quality suit for the rest of my life. Given I keep my current body type for a long while, I can be buried in it. There’s an expense my wife will not have to worry about. What a morbid thought…. And wait, I don’t have a wife. Yet.
Back to the versatility of suits versus tuxedos: Needless to say I was excited when my brother said, for his wedding, we’re donning ourselves in khaki and having a semi-laid back ceremony at the country club. So now not only am I beyond stoked to welcome a new member into the family, but I now get to look around for a quality khaki suit, the likes of which I will have for quite some time as well. My search started at J. Crew and their Italian Ludlow suit. I’m a fan, indeed. Of course, this is the first stop on what could possibly be a long journey. So, as always, if you have some other ideas, I am all ears and open to suggestions. I have until July, so right now, it’s not pressing. But I’d prefer not to wait too long. What is appealing furthermore is the fact that for a measly extra $10, you can get the suit monogrammed. Into that in a big way, I am.