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post #16 of 65
On a more serious note. I have not been to church except for a few Catholic things but as far as I'm aware, you are expected to dress like Captain Peacock.
post #17 of 65
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On a more serious note. I have not been to church except for a few Catholic things but as far as I'm aware, you are expected to dress like Captain Peacock.

I am unfamiliar with this expression -- whatever does it mean?
post #18 of 65
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Can a few of you please help me.?

I am starting to go to Church (Lutheran) with my new wife. I'm pretty much a heathen and have not spent a lot of time in this type of atmosphere. What do you guys wear?

Yesterday I went with a simple white button down, dark navy slacks, and Clarks. One of the head guys told me I looked like I belonged in the choir. It seems they all dress in black & white. A lot of guys where in polo shirts, but that is no fun.

I was told by someone at the church that it is considered "appropriate" to wear shorts and flipflops to church. In fact, I was specifically told not to wear a sportcoat...
post #19 of 65
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I do have some further theological thoughts on the matter, but I will keep them to myself for the time being.

Go ahead. Enlighten us...
post #20 of 65
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Originally Posted by james_timothy View Post
It took me -years- to figure out church pants.

What are church pants?
post #21 of 65
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Originally Posted by i10casual View Post
Can a few of you please help me.?

I am starting to go to Church (Lutheran) with my new wife. I'm pretty much a heathen and have not spent a lot of time in this type of atmosphere. What do you guys wear?

Yesterday I went with a simple white button down, dark navy slacks, and Clarks. One of the head guys told me I looked like I belonged in the choir. It seems they all dress in black & white. A lot of guys where in polo shirts, but that is no fun.

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I am unfamiliar with this expression -- whatever does it mean?

It is a reference to the 70's "Britcom", Are you being served?
post #22 of 65
I have no idea how Lutherans operate, but last time I went to church was to support my Catholic girlfriend; I wore a blue suit with a subdued PoW pattern and a grey odd vest over a white shirt and simple navy/burgundy striped tie. There were varying degrees of formality from others in full suits to some in jeans and work shirts. I wouldn't want to attend a church with a "no sport coat" rule O_O
post #23 of 65
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I am unfamiliar with this expression -- whatever does it mean?




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post #24 of 65
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I am unfamiliar with this expression -- whatever does it mean?

I found a better picture of him. I actually was thinking this would be good church wear as well. I'd change below by giving him a higher Edwardian collar.


post #25 of 65
Captain Peacock also wears morning trousers but plain mid-grey would also do.
post #26 of 65
I once wore Office Pants to church, God smote me with boils and leprosy. But I got better.
post #27 of 65
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Originally Posted by i10casual View Post
Can a few of you please help me.?

I am starting to go to Church (Lutheran) with my new wife. I'm pretty much a heathen and have not spent a lot of time in this type of atmosphere. What do you guys wear?

Yesterday I went with a simple white button down, dark navy slacks, and Clarks. One of the head guys told me I looked like I belonged in the choir. It seems they all dress in black & white. A lot of guys where in polo shirts, but that is no fun.

Some pretty good jokes both here and a few other posts today. Enjoyed quite a few, must be a good Monday. I can add some personal experience to this topic. "Lutherans" doesn't quite define what to wear. The Missouri synod is the one I have found as dressing the most formal. Wisconsin a bit less and ELCA even less.

I attend a Missouri Synod and very few men or even boys do not wear a suit and tie on Sunday. Most suits are fairly conservative and a few sport coats are in the mix as well. Add a sport coat, a tie, or both and you should be fine.

If that doesn't work, you could always go for the underwear over your shirt approach.
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post #29 of 65
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The Missouri synod is the one I have found as dressing the most formal. Wisconsin a bit less and ELCA even less.

Yeah, I was going to say that the more liturgical the service, the more formal the garb.
post #30 of 65
You could always solve the dilemma by going in to the office on Sunday mornings while your wife goes to church.

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