Summer wedding with a twist...

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  1. GHo

    GHo Senior member

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    Need some guidance and/or opinions please.

    My youngest brother is getting married in August and my wife and I have been asked to be hosts at the reception. The wedding will be pretty standard - at a church with the wedding party-ushers-parents in tuxes and dresses.

    However, the wedding reception is under the big tent in a pasture on a farm in rural Iowa. Yes, think pitchforks and coveralls....

    I don't know how this tradition started, but most people will also change out of their 'church' clothes into their 'nice' clothes (think Nautica button down and Savane wrinkle free khakis) for the reception/dance. And it will be hot as fuck in August on the plains.

    Anyway - with that background being set, I'd appreciate some thoughts on my attire. Obviously a nice suit is not going to work. And I want to look nice yet comfortable (and to not standout where people are pointing at the big city kid).

    linen? seersucker (actually no - will stick out like a sore thumb.) What should I do? TIA.

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    Sounds fun. I'd just go with the flow and wear what you described - button down and khakis ( or maybe coverall and pitchfork could work...).
     
  3. GBR

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    Make sure that you clean your pitchfork - can get some pretty nasty smelly things on the tynes. Go with the flow and do as others. It is NOT your day so do not try to seek attention.
     
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    Uh, the same sort of thing the others are wearing, just not the same labels?
     
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    This.

    Just replace Savanna with Howard Yount and Nautica with Cotton works, ha.
     
  6. GHo

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    I only ask because I'm "hosting" the reception along with my wiff.

    I'd like to be a tad bit better dressed but not attention seeking.
     
  7. GBR

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    You do not need to try to put the other guests to shame or even feel slightly uncomfortable - that is a most ungentlemanly thing to do, even by being just "a tad bit better dressed ". If they are told to wear 'X', then so should the host - without exception. Just because you are host you should not put yourself above them.
     
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    Jeans, oxford, and a linen sportcoat. No tie. Penny loafers. A step up, but not intimidating.
     
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    You are hosting a wedding . You are meant to stand out. I would suggest mid gray trousers, mid brown brogues to catch the country theme, a chambray shirt in white/icy blue or pink; a white or oatmeal linen blazer. Tie optional but a linen or tussah silk nubby one would work well.
     
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    GHo Senior member

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    thanks guys. exactly what I was looking for.
     
  12. GBR

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    You mean, you have posted what I wanted to read?
     
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    I would do some khaki's with a linen jacket, and a brooks gingham button down collar sportshirt.
     
  14. GHo

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    yeah, whatever dude. not sure why you have a hard on over this, but so be it.

    you weren't much help, but you've posted 3 or 4 times in the thread. congrats on being "that guy".

    :brick:
     

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