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When you dont ahve a blazer to wear to a wedding

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hellah fresh, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. hellah fresh

    hellah fresh Active Member

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    My friends wedding is this Saturday and i dont have any blazers other then the military one that is a no go. I have a pair of some Express grey slacks and i was wondering what i can wear with it since i dont have a suit blazer. I was thinking about maybe a black long sleeve button down or my new red button down that i havent wore yet. Still trying to decided because i didnt want to drop $200+ on a blazer just for this occasion. What is a good idea i can get away with? BTW i have a black gucci belt with the gold GG buckle. THe only nice belt i have to wear lol.
     
  2. tgt465

    tgt465 Senior member

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    Are you saying that if you buy a blazer or suit now, you're only going to wear it this once? You plan to never go to another wedding, or a funeral, or even a job interview the rest of your entire life? For fucks sake go out tomorrow and buy some MEN's clothes, for all the times when you have to dress like a MAN and not like a BOY.

    Edit: And what the hell do you plan to wear to your OWN wedding?
     
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  3. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    whatever you choose to wear, please burn that gucci belt.
     
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  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1 (minus the harshness...though I'm sure it's just tough love).

    The fact that you don't need to often wear suits is not a good reason not to own a good suit. For you, suit wearing is a low probability high yield event. Though you won't have to wear them often, the times that you do will be important. Buy a decent suit. No Express/Zara/H&M type stuff.

    Dressing as you described would be somewhat disrespectful for a traditional wedding (or really anything but the most casual affair...and even then it doesn't seem like it would look good aesthetically). Here are my suggestions, the best to the bare minimum
    a) Buy a suit. Charcoal (black is less versatile)
    b) Buy a nice blazer (navy)
    c) Buy a nice cardigan
    d) Don't wear the black or the red shirt. White or blue.

    And for all the above, lose the belt. It sounds very tacky
     
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    Chase H Senior member

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  6. TomTom

    TomTom Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm...first thing first. I have only one word to say regarding the black shirt: Waiter! Invest in a nice navy blazer as it's the most versatile piece of clothing you will ever own. Other than that listen to Claghorn's advice and start building a respectable wardrobe.

    And about the Gucci belt...please don't be THAT guy with the tacky belt. Get rid!!
     
  7. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Agree with everyone above..........you shoud be able to get a suit in time..............HOWEVER, if $$ is an issue, buy a nice white shirt....and a decent slim leather reversible black/brown belt. You can also get a V neck sweater and round out the look. It's not traditional gear, but you can get thos done for <$100. It doesn't help that you waited until a day before to get on your game.....
     
  8. Millerp

    Millerp Senior member

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    People on this forum have been known to find quality suits and blazers
    at very reasonable prices at thrift stores. If there's one or two near
    you, it might be worth it to check them out.

    If you had more time, or for future consideration, there's always ebay.

    A tight budget doesn't have to deter you from dressing appropriately.
     
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  9. LBC Demon

    LBC Demon Well-Known Member

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    Hit a thrift store and see if you can find something good. Do you live in a big city?

    Get a white button up shirt and look for a coat/suit.

    If that isn't an option and cost is an issue hit up American Apparel and get a white Oxford Cloth Button Down shirt and maybe a Cardigan or V-neck sweater like people already said.

    http://store.americanapparel.net/product/?productId=rsacp4sa

    Obviously the best choice is to invest in a coat or suit but I think if you can look decent most people won't notice like people on these boards will.
     
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    What do you mean by "the military one", and why is it a no go?
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There are things that only an SFer would pick up on. Being the only person at a wedding without a jacket isn't one of them.
     
  12. Ivar

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    Agree. I suggest you either borrow or thrift a suit jacket/sport coat/blazer. Passable used ones can be had for a song.
     
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    lol...Are you the guy who got shxtted on for posting pics of that military jacket? If you're unwilling to shop for the occasion, then your options are limited. You're the only one who knows what's in your closet...no sense in asking us what you should wear.
     
  14. hellah fresh

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    ^^^ Yes that was me. I got shitted on lol. I welcome and take in all of these comments as constructive criticism. I was just trying to get by with what i had. As for the suits i always have planned on buying them when occasions like THIS one. The wedding came by so fast so i was trying to hurry. So i went out to buy some nice black colehann laceups and 2 Vneck sweaters from Banana Republic. Now that i read all of the comment i think its time to just get my ass a suit. For a first time suit buyer... would a nice grey suit be ok? or just go with navy or black?

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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Read Styleforum 101 - don't get black. Navy or grey/charcoal.
     
  16. Johnboy

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    Nice shoes Mister.
    The posters above said to buy a navy suit and white shirt. What part of that do you not understand.
    Grey is passable but blue is better, that's why they said Navy not grey!!
     
  17. hellah fresh

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    ^^^ I just looked nice lol. So Navy it is! I did a little research on the styles and types of shoes to go with and i know brown is the most preferred color for most.
     
  18. hellah fresh

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    Black button up shirt?? Oh yeah its not like a strictly traditional wedding lol
     
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  19. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't do that to yourself. White shirt.
     
  20. hellah fresh

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    And maybe with a blue or navy pattern tie? I forgot to mention it is semi formal/casual and it starts at 4pm
     
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