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post #31 of 53
a lesson to all PLAN AHEAD !!!!
post #32 of 53
I do, but that's just me. Seriuosly though I always say wear the suit, you can always dress it down if need be but if you go without a suit and find that you should have your sol.
post #33 of 53
depends on the wedding. I have been to weddings where everyone is in black tie and others where people attend in shorts.
post #34 of 53
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Originally Posted by TexasLidig8r View Post
Answer... a taupe/ivory Pal Zaleri linen suit... Mezlan Platinum spectators... light brown linen shirt...

You're going to wear an ivory suit to a BBQ. Wow. You must really hate this suit.
post #35 of 53
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Bunch of my work mates from Toronto took suits down to a 35c Kansas wedding and found out the groom wore a sportcoat with odd trousers and a badly tied FIH knot. The rest of the people wore whatever which ranged from jeans to a guy in shorts.

If you're going to that wedding, it's OK

I have been to a few of those...

A navy blue blazer would be a great investment. You will never look overdressed or underdressed in one.
post #36 of 53

I also have a wedding to go to, and have no suit. The wedding reception will be taking place in a week, June 2, 2012. The reception will be outdoors in I assume a tented area. Would the look below be suitable to wear to a wedding?

 

 

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post #37 of 53
It is preferable but I doubt you will be thrown out if you do not. People may talk but these days I doubt even that.
post #38 of 53
Was at a funeral last year at Arlington National Cemetery. A guy showed up in white pants, sneakers and a hawaiian shirt. Looked like an imbecile and everyone knew it. All other people like me in suits, dark clothing, and him.

My point being just conform and wear the suit. Little kids are the only ones that generally get a pass.
post #39 of 53
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Originally Posted by raczyk View Post

I also have a wedding to go to, and have no suit. The wedding reception will be taking place in a week, June 2, 2012. The reception will be outdoors in I assume a tented area. Would the look below be suitable to wear to a wedding?


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I suspect, so attired, you would be better turned out than many of the guests at weddings I have attended.

Let us bear in mind that a vast segment of the population does not know the distinction between an odd jacket, when worn with a tie, and a proper suit.
post #40 of 53
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I suspect, so attired, you would be better turned out than many of the guests at weddings I have attended.
Let us bear in mind that a vast segment of the population does not know the distinction between an odd jacket, when worn with a tie, and a proper suit.


I agree,

 

and as Ian Flemming once noted, when he attended a function which he mistook to have required formal dress, he was approached by the host who remarked "Sir, aren't you a little overdressed?", to which he responded "if the standard of my attire is an expression of my respects to my hosts, well then by whose standards would I be considered overdressed Madam?"

post #41 of 53
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I agree,

 

and as Ian Flemming once noted, when he attended a function which he mistook to have required formal dress, he was approached by the host who remarked "Sir, aren't you a little overdressed?", to which he responded "if the standard of my attire is an expression of my respects to my hosts, well then by whose standards would I be considered overdressed Madam?"

Fleming used to wear short sleeve dress shirts with a bow tie.lol8[1].gif

post #42 of 53

Do you have to wear a suit to a wedding? Absolutely.

post #43 of 53

As a sign of respect to the groom & bride - yes please wear a suit.

post #44 of 53
How well do you know the bride/groom? If VERY well, you can get away with it.
If not.................eh.gif
post #45 of 53
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Originally Posted by SMatthews View Post

Do you have to wear a suit to a wedding? Absolutely.

Disagree. A wedding is a festive--not a solemn and somber--affair. For most of them, a blazer would be quite appropriate, unless it's an extremely formal affair or a dress code is specified in the invitations.
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