Which combination should I pick to a wedding

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by Emreyorhan, Sep 7, 2016.

Lazy gentlemen who don't want to comment, please pick an option below.

  1. Combination 1 with beige boots

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  2. Combination 1 with dress shoes

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  3. Combination 1 with grey boots

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  4. Combination 2 with beige boots

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  5. Combination 2 with dress shoes

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  6. Combination 2 with grey boots

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  1. Emreyorhan

    Emreyorhan Member

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    Whatsup gentlemen,

    Got a wedding on Friday and I wanted your guys' opinion on the two combinations. I know it is kind of smart casual, but I don't own a suit and don't really like suits. Oh and I really like boots thats why it is in the options. Please do mind the type of pants that I put next to the pants.

    Combination 1

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  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    If I had to choose from those options, it would be the blue shirt, grey chinos, and the derbies.
     


  3. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Yeah, what Murlsquirl said.

    Neither of the combinations you offered really appeal to me. In No. 1, the pairing of a dark blue shirt with slightly different shade of dark blue pants is just awful. In No. 2, well, wearing a black shirt to a wedding doesn't strike me as a great choice.

    Of the footwear choices, the shoes are likely the least bad option, although I can't really tell much about the shoes from the small picture.

    BTW, in your post you mention suits. The implication being, if you owned a suit and didn't dislike suits, a suit would be a reasonable thing to wear to the wedding in question. Such being the case, I've got to tell you that if it's a wedding where the other men will be wearing suits, it's a shame that you can't wear one, too. Individuality can be a fine thing, but that doesn't mean it's always the best choice. (Sometimes, when the rest of the orchestra is playing Mozart, it can be a good idea to play Mozart, too. Even if you're not a big fan of Mozart, and would be more comfortable playing Gershwin.)
     


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  5. Emreyorhan

    Emreyorhan Member

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    Thanks man, never even thought about that combination.

    Thanks man, I absolutely understand your point. It is definitely time to buy a good suit, but I simply have no time before friday. And the shoes were some standard dress shoes I googled. Here are my real dress shoes I just photographed:

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    These are my exact beige boots.

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    These are quite similar to my grey boots
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    Would you still go for the dress shoes?





    It is not a highly casual wedding, it just that I am kinda short on time to buy a suit. Hopefully next time. Would you still recommend the same combination even if it is not a highly casual wedding?
     
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  6. Emreyorhan

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    quick question to add. Would a black skinny tie look good with the blue shirt, grey chinos and black shoes?
     


  7. Emreyorhan

    Emreyorhan Member

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    bump, anyone?
     


  8. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    I don't like the shirt. (It's too dark.)

    I don't care for wearing a tie without a jacket (or at least a sweater, if seasonally appropriate).

    I don't think a black tie is the best choice to wear with a moderately dark blue shirt. At least, not in this case.

    I don't think the fact that the pants are grey chinos and the shoes black really changes any of the above. Although, as I mentioned previously, wearing chinos to a wedding where most of the other male guests will be wearing suits is not a good thing.
     


  9. Emreyorhan

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    Yup, I

    You are absolutely right, I am going to invest in a suit. Wish I could match my navy dress pants with a good shirt. Next wedding is next year, by then I'll have a suit (I Hope)
     


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