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camel hair blazer to a wedding?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
This is my first post, so go easy.

I am attending a wedding this September, and I am currently putting together an outfit to wear. I assume the wedding is going to be standard formal/semi-formal attire, and I was wondering if a blazer with slacks is considered too casual for a wedding. I was thinking of a tan camel hair blazer, brown or grey worsted wool slacks, a nice blue pink or lavender French cuff shirt, and a bold tie with a solid silk pocket square. I am adding the French cuff and pocket square for extra class and formality, but I am still wary of the camel hair blazer being too casual, any advice would be great, thanks.
post #2 of 15
Don't know. I wear t-shirt and jeans to weddings. No one cares...
post #3 of 15
I'd wear a suit, the get-up you're describing sounds too informal.
post #4 of 15
My fiance and I are planning to have a courthouse wedding ceremony this May with close family and friends. Then a few days later we are planning to have a huge wedding reception for everyone to come and celebrate our union.
post #5 of 15
If you own one, wear a suit and stick to the accessories already mentioned. If not go with the camel hair but exchange the shirt for a white one, get a navy or dark brown solid tie and wear the grey pants. In this instance I'd stick with a simple white linen for the square.
post #6 of 15
Camel hair is fine - but it's going to be warm.
post #7 of 15
Far too casual for most here although some might just wear jeans. There are many threads on suits at the bottom end and weddings here so you might have troubled to use search however get your self a suit - the best you can afford.

Tan is NOT a wedding colour so how on earth you believe that it accords with " I assume the wedding is going to be standard formal/semi-formal attire," I really do not understand.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by charliepaulsen View Post
* * * I assume the wedding is going to be standard formal/semi-formal attire, * * * but I am still wary of the camel hair blazer being too casual, any advice would be great, thanks.


It's too informal. The color is too light, the texture is too informal, and the styling of the coat will also be informal (e.g. patch pockets, etc.)

The camelhair coat is best used for a country club or a weekend visit to the museum. I picture Bing Crosby with a pipe in the country club bar after a round of golf.

The only odd sportscoat in the formality scale below a dark suit is the navy blazer with dark grey slacks. Tan slacks make it less formal.

Stick to either a dark suit or a navy blazer and dark grey slacks.
post #9 of 15
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post #10 of 15
I agree that such a blazer would be informal, but the dress code depends on the wedding. If it is informal/semiformal (suits and tuxedos), I would stick to those, but unless you go to a wedding with a bunch of SFers and other clothing people, you could easily get away with a darker blazer and trousers.
post #11 of 15
I think a camel hair blazer is a bit too casual for a wedding, especially if the dress is supposed to be semi-formal/formal. That being said, the terms semi-formal and formal seem to have a varied meaning these days. You might want to call the bride or groom and get an idea of expectations.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mark Seitelman View Post
It's too informal. The color is too light, the texture is too informal, and the styling of the coat will also be informal (e.g. patch pockets, etc.)

The camelhair coat is best used for a country club or a weekend visit to the museum. I picture Bing Crosby with a pipe in the country club bar after a round of golf.

The only odd sportscoat in the formality scale below a dark suit is the navy blazer with dark grey slacks. Tan slacks make it less formal.

Stick to either a dark suit or a navy blazer and dark grey slacks.

This is good advice. If you want to display some traditional style, you might invest in a "wedding tie" to complete your look. Here's an example.
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the advice, I see what you guys mean about tan being too casual. I think I'm going to go for a dark blazer and slacks, being that I'm too broke to get a suit and I actually don't really care for them, exactly matching patterns and colors on a jacket and pants just seems so boring and pointless to me (criticize away)
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by lenahan View Post
I agree that such a blazer would be informal, but the dress code depends on the wedding. If it is informal/semiformal (suits and tuxedos)

Also... I think you guys have the wrong idea about the dress code, I guarantee than nobody will be in a tuxedo, and probably very few people will even be in suits, which is apparently considered more informal
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by charliepaulsen View Post

This is my first post, so go easy.

I am attending a wedding this September, and I am currently putting together an outfit to wear. I assume the wedding is going to be standard formal/semi-formal attire, and I was wondering if a blazer with slacks is considered too casual for a wedding. I was thinking of a tan camel hair blazer, brown or grey worsted wool slacks, a nice blue pink or lavender French cuff shirt, and a bold tie with a solid silk pocket square. I am adding the French cuff and pocket square for extra class and formality, but I am still wary of the camel hair blazer being too casual, any advice would be great, thanks.
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