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Some nylon stuff from Issey Miyake and C.P. Company the other day in Brisbane.

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Nice look Xeoniq. I suppose it is from the same series of the pictures you used for the "Layering" Friday Challenge ?
"Layering" is a too wide topic IMO, lacks a real direction. But as usual your pictures are very good. :cool:
 

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I was inspired by a discussion on another thread : like @Yorky i find it better to show respect and to dress well for a funeral. I find ridiculous the trend (that happily isn’t common in my country) to dress in a colorful way for funerals. In my case I always dress in black and this is my typical attire. I can add a black blazer if needed.

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Shirt as to be white of course. Here it is a FP OCBD, I just love the collar roll on this one, one could argue that a non BD shirt would be better for the occasion though, and I quite agree.
Tie (and the rest) is black of course. This one is a Lanvin from their heydays.
Coat is a Merc London.
Trousers are wool flat Front Ben Sherman, MiE from quite a long time ago.
Shoes are Church’s Burwood.

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I was inspired by a discussion on another thread : like @Yorky i find it better to show respect and to dress well for a funeral. I find ridiculous the trend (that happily isn’t common in my country) to dress in a colorful way for funerals. In my case I always dress in black and this is my typical attire. I can add a black blazer if needed.

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Shirt as to be white of course. Here it is a FP OCBD, I just love the collar roll on this one, one could argue that a non BD shirt would be better for the occasion though, and I quite agree.
Tie (and the rest) is black of course. This one is a Lanvin from their heydays.
Coat is a Merc London.
Trousers are wool flat Front Ben Sherman, MiE from quite a long time ago.
Shoes are Church’s Burwood.

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I should think Yorky is as fed up as I am about the way standards are dropping in this country. The push to be democratic, inclusive and woke means we must not exclude anyone who may wish to pay their respects - so we all misguidedly dress down.

Your outfit is exemplary Inspector and I am sorry to say that I did not embrace the correct attire on the last occasion that I attended a funeral, being concerned that I may appear out of step in this modern Britain 🙄
 

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I should be interested to see how others cope with traditional events Here and Now such as a funeral, in this relaxed age. Apart from evening wear, I no longer have a black suit in my wardrobe.

The last funeral I attended, I wore a dark navy suit in Yorkshire worsted cloth, a nearly-black Budd tie and the grey coat I shared recently with black Church’s plain cap Oxford shoes (Lingfield).

There were very few men in attendance who would have been considered ‘correctly dressed’ but most made an effort to be at least soberly dressed.
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I should be interested to see how others cope with traditional events Here and Now such as a funeral, in this relaxed age. Apart from evening wear, I no longer have a black suit in my wardrobe.

The last funeral I attended, I wore a dark navy suit in Yorkshire worsted cloth, a nearly-black Budd tie and the grey coat I shared recently with black Church’s plain cap Oxford shoes (Lingfield).

There were very few men in attendance who would have been considered ‘correctly dressed’ but most made an effort to be at least soberly dressed.
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Last week

White shirt, black tie, three piece charcoal suit, black shoes. Full length black Crombie overcoat.

My funeral kit. Also worn at a ‘non-religious’ funeral a few years ago where we were advised to wear a favourite band T shirt. I told them ‘I don’t wear T shirts except for exercise or on the beach’.

Strangely enough it was the same bloke running the service - ‘a funeral celebrant’ - in a neighbouring London borough this time. Professional, but better when there is a priest or minister who actually knew the deceased.

I will go for a traditional service myself.
 

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I should be interested to see how others cope with traditional events Here and Now such as a funeral, in this relaxed age. Apart from evening wear, I no longer have a black suit in my wardrobe.

The last funeral I attended, I wore a dark navy suit in Yorkshire worsted cloth, a nearly-black Budd tie and the grey coat I shared recently with black Church’s plain cap Oxford shoes (Lingfield).

There were very few men in attendance who would have been considered ‘correctly dressed’ but most made an effort to be at least soberly dressed.
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I don’t think a black suit is a requirement. A dark, sober suit fits the bill.
 

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I should be interested to see how others cope with traditional events Here and Now such as a funeral, in this relaxed age. Apart from evening wear, I no longer have a black suit in my wardrobe.

The last funeral I attended, I wore a dark navy suit in Yorkshire worsted cloth, a nearly-black Budd tie and the grey coat I shared recently with black Church’s plain cap Oxford shoes (Lingfield).

There were very few men in attendance who would have been considered ‘correctly dressed’ but most made an effort to be at least soberly dressed.
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That’s about how I do it. I have a bookster dark navy suit in super 100s ‘cool wool’ which I typically wear for funerals. I wear it with a white point-collar shirt, black knit tie, and I have a pair of black Alden split toe bluchers in black shell cordovan or a black pair of Tricker’s plain toe bluchers. Top it off with a black fly-front mac or fly-fronted black wool overcoat weather dependent.
I know some don’t like to mix black and navy, but I think for a funeral it gets a pass because it keeps it understated and sober.
 

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That’s about how I do it. I have a bookster dark navy suit in super 100s ‘cool wool’ which I typically wear for funerals. I wear it with a white point-collar shirt, black knit tie, and I have a pair of black Alden split toe bluchers in black shell cordovan or a black pair of Tricker’s plain toe bluchers. Top it off with a black fly-front mac or fly-fronted black wool overcoat weather dependent.
I know some don’t like to mix black and navy, but I think for a funeral it gets a pass because it keeps it understated and sober.
Good point about black and navy. It was my reluctance to mix them that led me to my grey overcoat rather than my black. But I think you are right that these smooth things should not worry us on occasions like that.
 

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Black is the tradition, but asking people who are attending to wear bright clothes has a meaning. All will take notice of how you want your final event to be remembered.
Time for another topic maybe ?
 

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The poll is up in the boring ooops I mean layering Challenge. Two guys from this thread are participating, and I confess a certain preference, guess who ?

 

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