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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, May 19, 2005.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Nov 5, 2004
    Do the same dress guidelines apply for a wake as for a funeral?


  2. JBZ

    JBZ Distinguished Member

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    Having attend a few wakes (unfortunately), I have found them to be, as a rule, a little less formal. Oftentimes, you are only there for a few minutes, to pay your respects to the departed and his or her family. Depending on the size of the wake, there can be a considerable line, so everyone tries to keep it moving for the most part. Those closer to the family might stay for a longer period of time. Sometimes the priest will perform a small ceremony at the wake and, if you're there for the start of it, I feel it is rude to leave in the middle.

    All of the above being said, I always try to wear a jacket and tie (both in subdued colors), whether I am attending a wake or a funeral. I believe that this type of respect is warranted. You will see others who don't share my feelings.

  3. markb

    markb Well-Known Member

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    Jan 17, 2005
    I agree dress code about the same as for a funeral, however my experiences of wakes has included raising a glass or two or tree to the dearly departed. But then I come from a good German-Irish family, so this may not be the same as for everyone/

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