The Groom and the Best Man



	   Fed up with the way the bride invariably steals the show at her own
	wedding, the University at which Rob Tombes works carried in its news
	weekly its own unbiased account of his recent marriage here to Mary Beth
	Snyder:


	   Mr Robert Tombes, son of Dr. and Mrs. Averett S. Tombes of Fairfax, Va.,
	became the bridegroom of Miss Mary Elizabeth Snyder today at Fairfax
	Presbyterian Church.

	   Mr. Tombes was attended by his brother Thomas Hamilton Tombes as best
	man.  As the groom approached the altar he was the cynosure of all eyes.
	Blushing handsomely, he replied to the questions of the clergyman in low
	but firm tones.  He was charmingly clad in a 3-piece suit consisting of
	coat, vest and pants.  The coat, of some dark material, was draped
	handsomely about the shoulders and tastefully gathered under the arms.  A
	touching story was current among the guests that the coat was the one worn
	by his father and grandfather on their wedding days.  Mr. Tombes would
	neither affirm nor deny the truth of this sentimental touch.  The vest was
	sleeveless and met in the front.  It was gracefully fashioned with pockets
	and at the back was held together by a strap and buckle of the same
	material.

	   The groom's pants were of some dark material, and were suspended from
	the waist, falling in a straight line almost to the floor.  The severe
	simplicity of the garment was relieved by the right pantelet which was
	caught up about four inches from the floor by a Boston Brighton worn
	underneath, revealing just the artistic glimpse of leather, laced with
	string of the same color.  The effect was rather chic.

	   Beneath the vest the groom wore blue galluses attached to the pants fore
	and aft and passing in a graceful curve over each shoulder.  His neck was
	encircled with a collar characterized by a delicate sawedge, and around the
	collar a cravat was loosely knotted so that it rode up under his left ear
	with a studied effect of carelessness which marks supreme artistry in dress.

	   The best man's costume was essentially the same as the groom's, and as
	the two stood at the altar, a hush of awed admiration enveloped the
	audience.

	   As Miss Snyder led the groom from the nuptials, it was noted that she
	wore the conventional white veil and orange blossoms.







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