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post #32 of 45
While I think wearing a tie is appropriate and preferable, I do not think going without one with a suit is necessarily "disrespectful," "douchey" or "wrong," given the context. The wedding is not about you, it's about the bride and groom, and I highly doubt you not wearing a tie is going to garner you more attention than you deserve. If you don't feel like wearing a tie, but you've put yourself together nicely all things considered, then don't wear the tie. Having been to around 20 of these functions with people more or less in my age group, I've encountered far worse infractions than not wearing a tie.

I would wear one in any event.
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post #34 of 45
The impression that ties are stuffy comes from the fact that most men wear shirt collars that are too tight on them. They either don't get remeasured since they were 16, or they don't take into account the eventual shrinkage of the shirt. Real men wear ties. Hollywood is an exception in style, because they're more about fashion. Also, because they're fit, handsome (or beautiful), and popular they can wear a rag and still look better than you.
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Touche.
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Touche.
Douché.
post #37 of 45
Wear the tie. Maybe later in the evening at the reception when the sun goes down (if applicable) you could loosen the tie, but really, give your very best for the entire day for your friends wedding.
post #38 of 45
Put the tie 'round your waist, uzip the fly, and let it fly.
post #39 of 45
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PLEASE don't wear a suit without a tie! This sloppy look has reached epidemic proportions. A tie gives the opportunity for colour and flair.
If you don't want to wear a tie, don't wear a suit.
W.

I have to disagree here. Its not a sloppy look. It can be a very good look, and very flattering for an athletic build. The problem is so many guys do it poorly, and make it look sloppy.

Done well:
700
700

Done pitifully wrong
700

Clooney - RIGHT Pitt - WRONG WRONG WRONG!
700
post #40 of 45

For a wedding, I think it's important. It's not just for your sake, but the bride & groom as well as the guests are all expecting people to dress up. And for those photos which will last a lifetime, you will want to make a positive lasting impression after the wedding ends.

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I have to disagree here. Its not a sloppy look. It can be a very good look, and very flattering for an athletic build. The problem is so many guys do it poorly, and make it look sloppy.

All of those look wrong for the start of a wedding. At best some look okay after everybody has had a few drinks.

BTW do you normally bring a gun to a wedding? Usually it's only the brides father that needs to be armed.
post #42 of 45

Best to check with groom and bride for dress code.  You wouldn't want to spoil their day, but if everyone is opting out, then you should have the right too.

post #43 of 45
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I have to disagree here. Its not a sloppy look. It can be a very good look, and very flattering for an athletic build. The problem is so many guys do it poorly, and make it look sloppy.

Done well:
700
700

Done pitifully wrong
700

Clooney - RIGHT Pitt - WRONG WRONG WRONG!
700

I fail to see the big difference between that Kanye West shot and the lower Daniel Craig shot. Maybe West's collar is collapsing just a touch. I'm finding sartorial photos of Daniel Craig very uninspiring; this tieless Bond look he has going on is clearly playing to the current preference of 'tielessness' among the younger new Bond audience. Maybe I'm old, or old-fashioned, but I remember Bond inspiring men to dress the best they could in a classic timeless way, not aping the current trends.
post #44 of 45
Those Bond photos are not of him attending a formal event like a wedding. It's not about if the "look" looks good or not. It's more about dressing for the occasion, and in this case, a special one like a wedding. If the wedding was on a beach, heck go for sandals then. But if it's in a church, wear the damn tie for a few hours and take it off on the dance floor after a few drinks.
post #45 of 45

I realize that this thread is old, but at the same time, it's timeless.

 

Definitely wear a tie.  My sister got married a few months ago, before I started reading around here. 

 

I wore a nice tie, but I now regret that I wasted the rare (for me) opportunity to start rocking a more creative pocket square :)

 

Nobody present will have a strong opinion that you shouldn't have worn a tastefully chosen tie. 

 

LOTS of people, including many that you may not realize or talk to (particularly the older people) will really think it's disgraceful, whether you ever hear about it or not.

 

Weddings are celebrations for the whole family.  Don't ruin grandma's desires for her granddaughter's event to be a classy one by stomping on her esthetic, because you want to look like a badass for the 20 yr olds, who wouldn't know the difference, anyway.

 

I agree that it's offensive to do the chino thing.  It's not the day for the expression of your personal rejection of fashion.  It's the day to express your support of the presentation that the family envisions. 

 

The only exception I could imagine is the guest who legitimately cannot afford or get it together to arrange a suit, even to rent.  Nobody should be viewed unfavorably who is on legitimate hard times or has known serious social handicaps which are obviously bigger than just a hangup about suits.  The individual was certainly invited to the event with the understanding of his limitations - although probably also a secret hope for a miracle transformation in the months between invite and event.... :)

 

That picture above with the double-fisting drinker is spot on.

 

ccm

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