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Attending a wedding this Saturday...need help

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by siara, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. siara

    siara New Member

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    This coming Saturday I'm attending a wedding.

    Party will start @ 6.30pm.

    I have a navy blue pinstriped suite.

    I'm not sure what color shirt / tie combo to wear? A girl that I'm going with will wear a black evening gown.

    Any ideas, suggestions? White shirt , pink tie, silver tie? Light blue shirt with ..... tie?

    How do I match cufflinks with the shirt and tie?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     


  2. EL72

    EL72 Distinguished Member

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    If you have a solid dark suit, I would wear that over pinstripes. Wear a white shirt. I prefer a silver tie to pink for the evening but would go with a darker black or midnight blue solid or tone-on-tone pattern. Wear whatever metal links you have (no tie rack, novelty, golf thingies though), preferably double-sided in silver, which I would match with a silver belt buckle (or gold if gold links).
     


  3. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Are you planning to wear only items from your existing wardrobe, or are you prepared to go out and buy a new tie, for instance, if necessary?

    I would go with the silver tie, personally. A boutoniere might be a nice touch, so long as it's low key. You probably want to avoid outdressing the groom.
     


  4. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    white shirt silver tie sounds good.
     


  5. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Distinguished Member

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    Welcome.
    White shirt with a nice silk tie and nice cufflinks.
     


  6. mrpologuy

    mrpologuy Senior Member

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    I would do as the other suggest. Dark suit, white shirt, and a silver or dark colored tie. I am sure you will be better dressed than 99% of the people there. Weddings are a blast. Have fun!
     


  7. siara

    siara New Member

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    Thanks every one for suggestions.
     


  8. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Distinguished Member

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    So, have you decided what to go with?
     


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    (Vaguely on-topic...)

    I have been told, and it holds up under both anecdotal observation (as difficult as it is to infer a negative...) and native introspection, that navy suits are considered acceptable social wear in central and eastern Canada but not in western (where they are business-only). Can anyone support that rule or comment on its international applicability?
     


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    (Vaguely on-topic...)

    I have been told, and it holds up under both anecdotal observation (as difficult as it is to infer a negative...) and native introspection, that navy suits are considered acceptable social wear in central and eastern Canada but not in western (where they are business-only). Can anyone support that rule or comment on its international applicability?

    I've never noticed the black suits only rule at night. I was at a large fundraiser in Vancouver a few months ago and wore a blue blazer, grey trousers, white shirt, navy tie and brown shoes and was complimented a few times on the outfit. Things are way too lax already in the west for a seemingly arcane rule.

    A.
     


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