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  • ianr
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    Originally posted by Tacitus View Post
    "garden party formal" at which point I kind of gave up and just texted the groom asking WTF that meant.
    In my experience, the expectation is to wear a tan cotton/linen suit or some kind of black watch tartan sports jacket.

    The reality is nobody knows what this means and show up in linen slacks and sandals.

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  • Tacitus
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    Yeah, I have a (perhaps irrational) reluctance to hit the bride/groom up with these types of questions as I generally imagine they're dealing with a million more important things. They ended up sending out an email yesterday saying that the attire was "garden party formal" at which point I kind of gave up and just texted the groom asking WTF that meant.

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  • Domino
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    You can also find out what the wedding party is wearing and use that as an idea. Suits for the groom and groomsmen (or bridesmen, whatever, I'm woke!) would be a more casual thing than if they were wearing tuxes or morning dress. Khakis and dress shirts even less. My general rule of thumb is one step below the wedding party in terms of formality.

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  • LesserBlackDog
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    Originally posted by Tacitus View Post
    Going to a wedding in Northern California next weekend. Outdoors, ceremony's at 4pm. Invite/website don't mention dress code at all.

    Can I wear a more casual suit like this or this - or should I stick with navy/charcoal in wool?
    I would ask whoever invited you. If you feel uncomfortable doing that or get no response, do a web search for the venue. That may give you a sense of what is normally worn in that setting. If the wedding is not being held at a true “venue,” but just at a park or a campground or in someone’s backyard, then I’d say you would be quite safe to opt for something more casual.

    If all else fails, take a look at the invitation itself. Most people buy invitations that will match the general theme and colors of their wedding. If the invitation looks more formal or informal you can probably expect the same from the wedding.

    Safest bet for an afternoon outdoor wedding would be to opt for a more relaxed material (linen, cotton, seersucker, whatever) but stick to a conservative palette so you’re not drawing too much attention to yourself (dark blue or grey for the suit itself, white or pale blue for the shirt with either a dark tie or a silver wedding tie if you’ve got one). Save the bright colored suits and walnut shoes and madras shirts and whatever other loud stuff people wear for “fun” for your own wedding where it’s your day to be the center of attention - or for a wedding or other event where you know for a fact that dressing a little loud is going to be acceptable.

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  • Tacitus
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    Going to a wedding in Northern California next weekend. Outdoors, ceremony's at 4pm. Invite/website don't mention dress code at all.

    Can I wear a more casual suit like this or this - or should I stick with navy/charcoal in wool?

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  • Nandyn
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    Originally posted by ncf05 View Post
    So, I've been searching for a brief case for the last two ish weeks.

    What do you think about this one?
    https://imgur.com/a/Ich0xrV
    Somebody was recently trying to sell their Banana Republic leather briefcase for ridiculously cheap recently. Last I saw it hadn't sold yet, might wanna check out the for sale thread of you're interested

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  • ncf05
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    So, I've been searching for a brief case for the last two ish weeks.

    What do you think about this one?
    https://imgur.com/a/Ich0xrV

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  • thedrake
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    I'll second oxblood, I just think it looks better.

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  • Token
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    Originally posted by ncf05 View Post
    I already have allen edmonds daltons, red wings, and a tan chelsea boot. I like taft shoes as they are extremely comfortable. and yes, denim is the norm.

    A coworker was wearing those shoes at my current job and i really liked them, so ive had my eye on them for a while
    I'd go with the oxblood since you already have some tan chelsea boots.

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  • JBarwick
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    Originally posted by ncf05 View Post
    I already have allen edmonds daltons, red wings, and a tan chelsea boot. I like taft shoes as they are extremely comfortable. and yes, denim is the norm.

    A coworker was wearing those shoes at my current job and i really liked them, so ive had my eye on them for a while
    I would say go for it then. If it were the standard wool trousers and button up shirt environment then I would say stay away but it sounds like there is a lot of variability. That said, both colors look fine. I have been looking at All Birds for some casual wool shoes but have not made a purchase yet...I don't know what is holding me back.

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  • ncf05
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    Originally posted by JBarwick View Post
    Those are both sort of dandy due to the wool? areas of the boot. For the $250, you would be better off buying another boot which would allow for more function. Make sure you have your other shoes in line before going off the deep end with a boot like this. Joe's main page post has a few boots that would better serve you in the office environment unless denim is the norm.
    I already have allen edmonds daltons, red wings, and a tan chelsea boot. I like taft shoes as they are extremely comfortable. and yes, denim is the norm.

    A coworker was wearing those shoes at my current job and i really liked them, so ive had my eye on them for a while

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  • JBarwick
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    Originally posted by ncf05 View Post
    Sorry for the ton of questions, but im starting anew job lol. and im doing shopping

    ive seen the taft jackboot in person and really liked it. but forgot what shade it was.

    which shade of the boot do you think would work better in a business casual with button down

    oxblood
    https://imgur.com/a/3qvvKqv


    light brown
    https://imgur.com/a/lLlvVkw
    Those are both sort of dandy due to the wool? areas of the boot. For the $250, you would be better off buying another boot which would allow for more function. Make sure you have your other shoes in line before going off the deep end with a boot like this. Joe's main page post has a few boots that would better serve you in the office environment unless denim is the norm.

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  • ncf05
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    Sorry for the ton of questions, but im starting anew job lol. and im doing shopping

    ive seen the taft jackboot in person and really liked it. but forgot what shade it was.

    which shade of the boot do you think would work better in a business casual with button down

    oxblood
    https://imgur.com/a/3qvvKqv


    light brown
    https://imgur.com/a/lLlvVkw

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  • JBarwick
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    Originally posted by ncf05 View Post
    Fortunue 500 company. Business casual , but people are pretty trendy/into fashion business casual
    If you have the option for brown, I'd go for that. This looks black to me which feels more formal. Brown looks great with age and dresses up and down the spectrum when needed.

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  • ncf05
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    Originally posted by JBarwick View Post
    Depends on your job. It looks ok but we have no other information about where you work, type of work, and the atmosphere.
    Fortunue 500 company. Business casual , but people are pretty trendy/into fashion business casual

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