Proper Church wear?

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  1. BareSolid

    BareSolid Senior member

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    On a more serious note. I have not been to church except for a few Catholic things but as far as I'm aware, you are expected to dress like Captain Peacock.
     


  2. eg1

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    On a more serious note. I have not been to church except for a few Catholic things but as far as I'm aware, you are expected to dress like Captain Peacock.

    I am unfamiliar with this expression -- whatever does it mean? [​IMG]
     


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    Can a few of you please help me.?

    I am starting to go to Church (Lutheran) with my new wife. I'm pretty much a heathen and have not spent a lot of time in this type of atmosphere. What do you guys wear?

    Yesterday I went with a simple white button down, dark navy slacks, and Clarks. One of the head guys told me I looked like I belonged in the choir. It seems they all dress in black & white. A lot of guys where in polo shirts, but that is no fun.


    I was told by someone at the church that it is considered "appropriate" to wear shorts and flipflops to church. In fact, I was specifically told not to wear a sportcoat... [​IMG]
     


  4. mkarim

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    I do have some further theological thoughts on the matter, but I will keep them to myself for the time being.

    Go ahead. Enlighten us...
     


  5. mkarim

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    It took me -years- to figure out church pants.

    What are church pants?
     


  6. Drydis Greis

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    Can a few of you please help me.?

    I am starting to go to Church (Lutheran) with my new wife. I'm pretty much a heathen and have not spent a lot of time in this type of atmosphere. What do you guys wear?

    Yesterday I went with a simple white button down, dark navy slacks, and Clarks. One of the head guys told me I looked like I belonged in the choir. It seems they all dress in black & white. A lot of guys where in polo shirts, but that is no fun.


    I am unfamiliar with this expression -- whatever does it mean? [​IMG]

    It is a reference to the 70's "Britcom", Are you being served?
     


  7. kuwisdelu

    kuwisdelu Senior member

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    I have no idea how Lutherans operate, but last time I went to church was to support my Catholic girlfriend; I wore a blue suit with a subdued PoW pattern and a grey odd vest over a white shirt and simple navy/burgundy striped tie. There were varying degrees of formality from others in full suits to some in jeans and work shirts.

    I wouldn't want to attend a church with a "no sport coat" rule O_O
     


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    I am unfamiliar with this expression -- whatever does it mean? [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    - B
     


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    I am unfamiliar with this expression -- whatever does it mean? [​IMG]

    I found a better picture of him. I actually was thinking this would be good church wear as well. I'd change below by giving him a higher Edwardian collar.


    [​IMG]
     


  10. BareSolid

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    Captain Peacock also wears morning trousers but plain mid-grey would also do.
     


  11. Chips

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    I once wore Office Pants to church, God smote me with boils and leprosy. But I got better.
     


  12. wingin' it

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    Can a few of you please help me.?

    I am starting to go to Church (Lutheran) with my new wife. I'm pretty much a heathen and have not spent a lot of time in this type of atmosphere. What do you guys wear?

    Yesterday I went with a simple white button down, dark navy slacks, and Clarks. One of the head guys told me I looked like I belonged in the choir. It seems they all dress in black & white. A lot of guys where in polo shirts, but that is no fun.


    Some pretty good jokes both here and a few other posts today. Enjoyed quite a few, must be a good Monday. I can add some personal experience to this topic. "Lutherans" doesn't quite define what to wear. The Missouri synod is the one I have found as dressing the most formal. Wisconsin a bit less and ELCA even less.

    I attend a Missouri Synod and very few men or even boys do not wear a suit and tie on Sunday. Most suits are fairly conservative and a few sport coats are in the mix as well. Add a sport coat, a tie, or both and you should be fine.

    If that doesn't work, you could always go for the underwear over your shirt approach.
     


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    The Missouri synod is the one I have found as dressing the most formal. Wisconsin a bit less and ELCA even less.

    Yeah, I was going to say that the more liturgical the service, the more formal the garb.
     


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    You could always solve the dilemma by going in to the office on Sunday mornings while your wife goes to church.

    [​IMG]
     


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