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Is it a faux pas to wear Boss to a jewish wedding?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JaredCE, May 22, 2014.

  1. JaredCE

    JaredCE New Member

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    So I have a wedding on Sunday. The Groom and his family are Jewish, but the wedding won't necessarily be Jewish. I don't wear suits very often, and while I had planned to buy a new Paul Smith suit for this wedding, I just never got around to it. However, I have an excellent Hugo Boss suit for the wedding, that fits perfectly.

    Is it a faux pas to wear Hugo Boss to a Jewish wedding (even if not a traditional one)?
     
  2. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you cut the big identifying manufacturers label off the sleeve first, you should be ok. You can save it and put it back on after the wedding.
     
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  3. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    +1

    I like it!
     
  4. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Can't tell if this gag is about Boss wearers doing this with the actual label, or a swastika armband reference.

    Well done, sir. Well done. [​IMG]
     
  5. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    Phew, for a second there I thought you were suggesting that tag should be permanently removed!
     
  6. alessandromo

    alessandromo Well-Known Member

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    Are you planning on telling everyone you are wearing a Hugo Boss suit?
     
  7. JaredCE

    JaredCE New Member

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    In my opinion, they have no business being on a off the shelf suit after it has left the shelf.

    Kind of let it "slip" on twitter already, where the Groom pulled me up on it. Hence the more generalist question here.
     
  8. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    Is this the final solution? Any other ideas?




    :satisfied:
     
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  9. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    Where are you shopping that they fold the suits and display them on shelves?
     
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  10. Srben

    Srben Well-Known Member

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    The company was sold years ago, and iirc, none of the original family has any holdings. I think it's Italian owned.
     
  11. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    And they're made in Turkey.
     
  12. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Senior member

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    As long as you don't wear it with a brown shirt and black tie. Avoid a red armband if you could too.

    These are the general looks you would want to avoid:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    LOL, normally it wouldn't be a big deal. But now that the groom is expecting you to show up in a Hugo Boss, you're kinda screwed. What do you want us to tell you? You know the groom better than all of us, I think. Is he going to try to inspect the inside of your jacket for a Hugo Boss marking? Does he know what the pattern/color of the suit is from your Twitter post? If he is, then you should respect his wishes not to wear it.

    Kinda thinking this is a troll thread too. Sounds like a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode.


     
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  14. JDMills

    JDMills Senior member

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    I can't believe this is serious, but most of my Jewish friends have boss suits and they're fine, lot of em drive Benz's too. As long as you don't walk around with an SS armband or a swastika tattooed on your forehead I think you'll be fine.
     
  15. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Yeah but he says the person getting married is going to be pissed.

    Maybe you need to pick up a seam ripper and take off the inner tag too if he's gonna be anal about it
     
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    ltontheqt Senior member

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    Final solution? Not amused. I know you were trying to be clever and funny, but some comments skirt the edge of good taste.
     
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  17. RY4N

    RY4N Well-Known Member

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    Generally, I say no, but it is faux pas to wear something that would upset your host. There are still holocaust survivors and some of them (understandably) hold strong anti-German feelings, and while Hugo Boss did not design Nazi uniforms he did make them and was a party member.
     
  18. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    eh, sorry. Honest.

    (I'm Jewish BTW)
     
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  19. pnin22

    pnin22 Senior member

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    Hugo von Bossenshaften (a.k.a. Hugo Boss) was a Nazi camp guard in WWII. So no, it's totally not Okay.
     
  20. RY4N

    RY4N Well-Known Member

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    Is this a joke? Neither is that his name, nor was he a camp guard.
     
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