funeral attire

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  1. Oddly Familiar

    Oddly Familiar Senior member

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    I'm going to a funeral wednesday, and am wearing a black shirt with white pinstripes, black slacks and dress shoes naturally. What other color slacks are suitable to wear with the shirt/ shoes? Also, I have a tie but it's purple. Is that acceptable for a funeral?
     


  2. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I would opt for a white dress shirt, and a dark, conservative/understated tie. A black tie would be ideal, but it's not absolutely necessary. Avoid red.

    You want to be somber, respectful and not draw attention to yourself.
     


  3. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Purple, being a colour, normally wouldn't be appropriate, unless the funeral goers understand the religious symbolism (purple -> death, mourning).
     


  4. Oddly Familiar

    Oddly Familiar Senior member

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    I'm going thrift store shopping tomorrow, so I may just go with a more traditional outfit. White shirt, black tie, black slacks. Thanks guys!
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You don't have to go entirely black and white, just somber.
     


  6. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    For whatever reason, a white shirt sans jacket seems a little bright. A dark grey/charcoal would be ideal, methinks.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     


  7. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    White suit.
     


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    Jovan Banned for Good

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    I'd go with a patterned dark red or dark blue tie personally, preferably striped.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I was thinking something suiting the mood of a New Orleans funeral.
     


  10. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    You don't have to go entirely black and white, just somber.
    Maybe it's a cultural thing, but I've found that someone dressed entirely in black and white is the exception, rather than the rule. I've mostly seen dark gray and navy.

    Sorry for your loss, OF.
     


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    Flame Senior member

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    Would dark chocolate brown be alright for a sombre occasion like this?
     


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    -Black or Navy suit
    -White poplin shirt
    -Black tie
    -Black shoes
     


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    alflauren Senior member

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    White suit.

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  14. Matt

    Matt ex-m@Triate

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    if youre going thrifting, why not pick up a dark charcoal (or even black) suit

    you will get more use out of the charcoal later, but funerals are one of those occassions where even SF wont lynch you for a black suit, and since itll be six bucks at thrift store, then you dont need to be overly concerned with it as an investment in future wear...
     


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    Arethusa Senior member

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    Would dark chocolate brown be alright for a sombre occasion like this?
    Generally, no, it would not be socially acceptable. Whether that matters to you or not is another matter, naturally.
     


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