Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by whnay., May 29, 2008.
That's as good as it gets.
The only thing that kills it for me is wearing the watch.
Wearing a watch, or wearing THAT watch? I definitely agree if it's the former.
Wearing a watch, not to mention a metallic sports watch, to your own wedding. LAME
Interesting. I wouldn't have expected much fault to be found with wearing a watch, but to each his own, I suppose.
Note: a proper dress watch, not a sport watch.
I think sometimes, the 'rules' need to be thrown out the window.
I'm not sure of the significance of this person's watch but I can share my own experience from my wedding. I wore a traditional smoking/dinner jacket for my reception, replete with slippers. My wife and in-laws were generous enough to gift me a lovely watch. It is a Sub/diver watch and obviously isn't a match for what I was wearing. However, it was my wedding and I wanted to show my new family how much I appreciated their gift. So I wore my 40mm bulky sub watch along with my smoking jacket, bow and velvet slippers and had a blast.
It's only lame if you are willing to let these ethereal 'rules' govern every aspect of how you dress. If you step back, it's really not that big of a deal.
I think both of these points are quite obvious. If you're going to have a joyous day ruined by a useless trinket (for better or worse, watches are thus) not jiving with the rest of your outfit, there may need to be a reassessment of values.
By rules, it's wrong, but, at the end of the day, virtually nobody is going to scoff at a watch being "wrong," and, more importantly, you shouldn't care if anyone does.
For me, I'd prefer a dressier watch, in situations beyond wedding attire, but that is based far more along the lines of my own tastes than whatever rulebook exists in the ether.
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