wearing a suit w/ no tie to a wedding?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gqcao, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. gqcao

    gqcao Senior member

    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Norman, Oklahoma
    i have a wedding coming up. i'm just a regular guest; nothing special. since i've always wear a tie to weddings, this time i'm thinking of doing something different: wearing a suit with a nice french cuff shirt with no tie. is it too casual? i know almost everyone wear a suit or shirt and tie to a wedding. am i being disrespect for not wearing a tie??
     


  2. WSW

    WSW Senior member

    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    I think you should still wear a tie with your suit, but have fun with it. Pick a tie that is more colorful or flashier than what you would wear to work. Wear a pocket square as well. If you do not wish to wear a tie, you could put on a sportcoat instead. Since it is the summer, perhaps you might want to go with some light colored linen or lightweight wool.
     


  3. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

    Messages:
    6,324
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Would be no disrespect. But for me that would be merely another one of those rare chances to wear one of my ties so I would not miss out the chance by going tieless [​IMG]
     


  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    16,118
    Likes Received:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Location:
    Tombstone
    Depends on the formality of the wedding. For a casual beach wedding, I'd say going tieless is a possibility. But for anything more formal than that, I'd suggest a tie. While no disrespect would be intended, I'm sure, it might not be received that way.
     


  5. AskAndyAboutClothes

    AskAndyAboutClothes Senior member

    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2003
    Location:
    Manhattan Beach & Palm Desert, CA
    gqcao:

    I'd wear the necktie!

    And "respect" is a factor: We live in a complex, crowded society where considerate people dress appropriately for various places and occasions. Dressing appropriately is about respect for your fellow humans and our institutions.

    Andy
     


  6. gqcao

    gqcao Senior member

    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Norman, Oklahoma
    i just hate it whenever i wear a suit and tie; i look and feel over-dressed for any occasion.
     


  7. AskAndyAboutClothes

    AskAndyAboutClothes Senior member

    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2003
    Location:
    Manhattan Beach & Palm Desert, CA
    gqcao:

    You look great! It's the other guys who are "under" dressed!

    Andy
     


  8. royal618

    royal618 Senior member

    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Location:
    London
    You can never be over-dressed, only under-dressed.

    Rock up to a game of football in a tux... sure, if you feel like it and if you need an 'out', you can say you're going to the opera that evening and you have to go straight from the game!

    [​IMG]
     


  9. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

    Messages:
    2,121
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Location:
    The Dominion of Canada
    i just hate it whenever i wear a suit and tie; i look and feel over-dressed for any occasion.

    Your statement reminds me of something that Russell Smith wrote in his recent book Men's Style: The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress: It's not always about you. You dress appropriately for certain occasions to show respect for other people. If that's too much of an imposition, stay home.
     


  10. javyn

    javyn Senior member

    Messages:
    16,749
    Likes Received:
    492
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    I don't know, if you are already going to bother with french cuffs, why not just add the tie
     


  11. Sgt. Chic

    Sgt. Chic Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    A velvet morning suit would be rather elegant provided you compliment it with the necessary amount of braggadocio.
     


  12. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

    Messages:
    6,324
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    I don't know, if you are already going to bother with french cuffs, why not just add the tie

    I agree.
     


  13. Rampart

    Rampart Senior member

    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2006
    I would also reccommend wearing a tie. I've been to a couple weddings where some guys didn't & it just doesn't seem to fit the occasion..

    The reception however is another story. If you aren't closely connected to the event, I wouldn't see it being an issue.

    Rpart
     


  14. williamson

    williamson Senior member

    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Europe
    PLEASE don't wear a suit without a tie! This sloppy look has reached epidemic proportions. A tie gives the opportunity for colour and flair.
    If you don't want to wear a tie, don't wear a suit.
    W.
     


  15. javyn

    javyn Senior member

    Messages:
    16,749
    Likes Received:
    492
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Hey! Let's not go overboard here, what about casual Fridays?!
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by