Inappropriate to wear a navy suit to a semi-formal event?

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    AvariceBespoke Senior member

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    I would wear a suit too. I don't think there is anything wrong with it. If you want to tone it down maybe an OCBD with no tie, maybe even sweater over it under the jacket?
     


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    It's not inappropriate at all.

    To make it a bit more formal, wear a white spread collar shirt with french cuffs. Dress it up with some shiny cufflinks, a solid colored tie (gold, bright red, silver, metallic blue, etc.), a silk pocket square and a pair of polished black lace-up shoes.
     


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    It's not inappropriate at all.

    To make it a bit more formal, wear a white spread collar shirt with french cuffs. Dress it up with some shiny cufflinks, a solid colored tie (gold, bright red, silver, metallic blue, etc.), a silk pocket square and a pair of polished black lace-up shoes.


    I took semi-formal once the OP said "not black tie" as fairly "business casual".
     


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    I took semi-formal once the OP said "not black tie" as fairly "business casual".

    Sorry if my terms were not clear. Essentially it is not-black tie but it is relatively formal.

    When I said, semi-formal, I meant "not black tie"
     


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    Sorry if my terms were not clear. Essentially it is not-black tie but it is relatively formal.

    When I said, semi-formal, I meant "not black tie"


    Then French cuffs on a white shirt should do it. Technically semi-formal is black tie. I guess that is why I assumed you wanted to look more casual.
     


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    It's not inappropriate at all.

    To make it a bit more formal, wear a white spread collar shirt with french cuffs. Dress it up with some shiny cufflinks, a solid colored tie (gold, bright red, silver, metallic blue, etc.), a silk pocket square and a pair of polished black lace-up shoes.


    I was going to wear spread collar bright white shirt w french cuffs, antiqued brown shoes (borrelli esq)

    i need to decide upon the tie and pocket square
     


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    Then French cuffs on a white shirt should do it. Technically semi-formal is black tie. I guess that is why I assumed you wanted to look more casual.

    I understand - thanks for clarifying.

    I need to decide on tie / ps combo now.
     


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    I've done this in the past but I don't want to wear a p. design tie this time around - think I may go w/ a solid

    http://www.styleforum.net/attachment...1&d=1254579311

    http://www.styleforum.net/attachment...1&d=1254579311

    http://www.styleforum.net/attachment...1&d=1254579311


    That pocket square or a plain white silk one would be fine. I'd definitely go with a solid tie. Paisley just strikes me as a more casual/daytime look.

    And while I know it goes against SF ideology [​IMG] , I'd still argue that black shoes and belt are more formal for an evening event like this.
     


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    Solid tie. or something that is simple with lines or dots. Nothing over the top.

    -LR
     


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    This is perhaps the weakest remedial thread in SF history.


    - B
     


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    Attending a large 200pp dinner/cocktail party at a country club this weekend. Is it inappropriate to wear a navy suit? If one did wear a navy suit what would be appropriate shirt/tie/accessories to make it more appropriate for the evening? This is not a black-tie event but it is an evening dinner party that will resemble a wedding.

    Why wouldn't you be able to wear a navy suit? If its not black tie, then something like a navy suit is the obvious next step down in formality. I would probably wear it with a white french-cuff shirt, then choose whatever tie takes your fancy.
     


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    It's not inappropriate at all.

    To make it a bit more formal, wear a white spread collar shirt with french cuffs. Dress it up with some shiny cufflinks, a solid colored tie (gold, bright red, silver, metallic blue, etc.), a silk pocket square and a pair of polished black lace-up shoes.


    ^^^^ This.
     


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    Then French cuffs on a white shirt should do it. Technically semi-formal is black tie. I guess that is why I assumed you wanted to look more casual.

    incorrect.

    Semi-formal = suit and tie
    Formal = tuxedo (aka black tie)
     


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