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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??
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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i just hate it whenever i wear a suit and tie; i look and feel over-dressed for any occasion.
 

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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!

 

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Originally Posted by gqcao
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.
 

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I don't know, if you are already going to bother with french cuffs, why not just add the tie
 

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A velvet morning suit would be rather elegant provided you compliment it with the necessary amount of braggadocio.
 

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Originally Posted by javyn
I don't know, if you are already going to bother with french cuffs, why not just add the tie

I agree.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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PLEASE don't wear a suit without a tie!
Hey! Let's not go overboard here, what about casual Fridays?!
 

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