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Wedding reception outfit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LoneSurvivor, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. LoneSurvivor

    LoneSurvivor New Member

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    Hello, new member here. I was looking for a place to ask my style question and found this site. I hope you all can give me some good suggestions.

    My question is: I am going to a wedding reception soon. I asked the groom if it was formal or casual attire. He told me its up to me.

    I have already decided on a dark grey long sleeve shirt to wear. My question is what color of pants, shoes and tie would look best?

    I already own these color of pants: Black, Navy, Brown/Dark Khaki, Tan/Light Khaki, Blueish Gray/Slate
    I already own these shoes: Black dress, Dark Brown loafers and Cherry Brown loafers
    I already own these ties: Solid black (I'm willing to buy another tie..not a big deal)

    What combination of the grey shirt/pants/tie would look the BEST? I'm open to buying another tie if needed

    Please help me ..any and all replies would be greatly appreciated!
     


  2. P12OFIT

    P12OFIT Senior member

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    Most members will probably recommend ditching the grey shirt for either a white or blue shirt. Wearing a tie without a jacket is considered a faux pas. You'd likely benefit from a more versatile tie as well.
     


  3. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Blue or pink shirt NOT grey. No tie.
     


  4. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Very light blue or pink. It's rare that a boldly colored dress shirt will trump one with muted colors.
     


  5. LoneSurvivor

    LoneSurvivor New Member

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    I have a light blue shirt and a white shirt now.

    So here's what I have:

    Shirts:
    Black
    Dark Grey
    Light Blue
    White

    Pants:
    Black
    Slate(Gray with a hint of blue)
    Navy
    Tan(Khaki)
    Brown(Dark Khaki)

    Ties:
    Solid black
    Solid white
    Dark grey/light grey/white (checkered pattern)
    Dark blue/light blue/light grey(checkered pattern)


    Shoes:
    Black oxfords
    Black Loafers
    Dark Brown loafers
    Cherry Brown loafers




    Out of all this, what do you feel is the best outfit?
     


  6. Joshgtv

    Joshgtv Member

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    Light blue shirt, tan trousers, no tie (unless you come up with a jacket, preferably navy) and either brown or cherry shoes, provided you have a belt to match.
     


  7. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Can't say without knowing what time of day the reception is. because evening colors (not the shirt) typically should be dark.

    As an aside, reddish shoes do not require a reddish belt. (Feel free to read the article about belts.)
     
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  8. LoneSurvivor

    LoneSurvivor New Member

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    Well guys it was an evening reception starting at 5pm. I chose to wear the blue shirt with blue/white/grey plaid tie and the slate pants with black belt and black shoes.

    It was a success as I got at least a handful fo compliments that I can remember on how I looked.

    Thanks for everything guys!!!
     


  9. irishsweaters

    irishsweaters Member

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    Glad it worked out for you.

    For weddings I usually just wear a tweed waistcoat with a suitable shirt, pants and necktie. It just adds a special event feel to an outfit for me.
     


  10. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Insightful.
     


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