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Which combination should I pick to a wedding

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    Combination 1 with beige boots
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    Combination 1 with dress shoes
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    Combination 1 with grey boots
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    Combination 2 with beige boots
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    Combination 2 with dress shoes
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    Combination 2 with grey boots
 
post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Whatsup gentlemen,



 



Got a wedding on Friday and I wanted your guys' opinion on the two combinations. I know it is kind of smart casual, but I don't own a suit and don't really like suits. Oh and I really like boots thats why it is in the options. Please do mind the type of pants that I put next to the pants.



 



Combination 1



 





 






Combination 2:





 



 



 



 



 

post #2 of 9

If I had to choose from those options, it would be the blue shirt, grey chinos, and the derbies.  

post #3 of 9
Yeah, what Murlsquirl said.

Neither of the combinations you offered really appeal to me. In No. 1, the pairing of a dark blue shirt with slightly different shade of dark blue pants is just awful. In No. 2, well, wearing a black shirt to a wedding doesn't strike me as a great choice.

Of the footwear choices, the shoes are likely the least bad option, although I can't really tell much about the shoes from the small picture.

BTW, in your post you mention suits. The implication being, if you owned a suit and didn't dislike suits, a suit would be a reasonable thing to wear to the wedding in question. Such being the case, I've got to tell you that if it's a wedding where the other men will be wearing suits, it's a shame that you can't wear one, too. Individuality can be a fine thing, but that doesn't mean it's always the best choice. (Sometimes, when the rest of the orchestra is playing Mozart, it can be a good idea to play Mozart, too. Even if you're not a big fan of Mozart, and would be more comfortable playing Gershwin.)
post #4 of 9
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Looks like a highly casual wedding. Go with the blue shirt, grey pants, and definitely the oxfords. However I would suggest a lighter toned shirt. Even if it's casual, those two shirts seem very somber to me.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post
 

If I had to choose from those options, it would be the blue shirt, grey chinos, and the derbies.  

Thanks man, never even thought about that combination.

 

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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Yeah, what Murlsquirl said.

Neither of the combinations you offered really appeal to me. In No. 1, the pairing of a dark blue shirt with slightly different shade of dark blue pants is just awful. In No. 2, well, wearing a black shirt to a wedding doesn't strike me as a great choice.

Of the footwear choices, the shoes are likely the least bad option, although I can't really tell much about the shoes from the small picture.

BTW, in your post you mention suits. The implication being, if you owned a suit and didn't dislike suits, a suit would be a reasonable thing to wear to the wedding in question. Such being the case, I've got to tell you that if it's a wedding where the other men will be wearing suits, it's a shame that you can't wear one, too. Individuality can be a fine thing, but that doesn't mean it's always the best choice. (Sometimes, when the rest of the orchestra is playing Mozart, it can be a good idea to play Mozart, too. Even if you're not a big fan of Mozart, and would be more comfortable playing Gershwin.)

Thanks man, I absolutely understand your point. It is definitely time to buy a good suit, but I simply have no time before friday. And the shoes were some standard dress shoes I googled. Here are my real dress shoes I just photographed:

 

 

 

These are my exact beige boots.

 

 

 

These are quite similar to my grey boots

 

 

Would you still go for the dress shoes?

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Dr Gary View Post

 

It is not a highly casual wedding, it just that I am kinda short on time to buy a suit. Hopefully next time. Would you still recommend the same combination even if it is not a highly casual wedding?


Edited by Emreyorhan - 9/8/16 at 4:10am
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

quick question to add. Would a black skinny tie look good with the blue shirt, grey chinos and black shoes?

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Emreyorhan View Post
 

quick question to add. Would a black skinny tie look good with the blue shirt, grey chinos and black shoes?


bump, anyone?

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Emreyorhan View Post

quick question to add. Would a black skinny tie look good with the blue shirt, grey chinos and black shoes?
I don't like the shirt. (It's too dark.)

I don't care for wearing a tie without a jacket (or at least a sweater, if seasonally appropriate).

I don't think a black tie is the best choice to wear with a moderately dark blue shirt. At least, not in this case.

I don't think the fact that the pants are grey chinos and the shoes black really changes any of the above. Although, as I mentioned previously, wearing chinos to a wedding where most of the other male guests will be wearing suits is not a good thing.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Yup, I
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

I don't like the shirt. (It's too dark.)

I don't care for wearing a tie without a jacket (or at least a sweater, if seasonally appropriate).

I don't think a black tie is the best choice to wear with a moderately dark blue shirt. At least, not in this case.

I don't think the fact that the pants are grey chinos and the shoes black really changes any of the above. Although, as I mentioned previously, wearing chinos to a wedding where most of the other male guests will be wearing suits is not a good thing.

You are absolutely right, I am going to invest in a suit. Wish I could match my navy dress pants with a good shirt. Next wedding is next year, by then I'll have a suit (I Hope)
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