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    #16
    Originally posted by Nleaders View Post
    Here's one for you. Don't want to hijack the thread with a theoretical question, but I have both dark navy and charcoal. My navy suit is more traditionally styled (notch lapels, worsted wool, etc.). My charcoal however has peak lapels, a ticket pocket and the wool has a herringbone pattern. Which would you wear?
    I was assuming that the navy and charcoal were both solids / similar styling, but fair point -- that being said, I'm going to disagree with charles and pepetito and say that unless the herringbone pattern and/or peak lapels are particularly garish or obscenely showy, I still might go for the charcoal over navy. Most people won't know the difference between peak vs. notch or herringbone vs. solid worsted. Although this is likely splitting hairs -- most people won't really care charcoal over navy either.

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      #17
      Folks put way too much thought into this. Dark suit, if you have one, dark tie.

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        #18
        Originally posted by Evenflow View Post
        Folks put way too much thought into this. Dark suit, if you have one, dark tie.
        Exactly this. I don't know if I would even include a pocket square. If I did, white cotton/linen in a TV fold only is the way to go.

        The way I've seen people dressed at funerals even here in NY/NJ, showing up in a suit might attract too much attention unless you are blood related.

        My wife has two very old family members on her side, so I will be putting this into practice within the next few years.

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          #19
          Question Shadow stripe suit for funeral

          I have a solid black suit for this (and only this ) very reason. Here in Japan there is zero deviation culturally from black suit & solid black tie for a funeral. Literally, if you are over 12 you have a funeral suit. Two years ago my mom passed & I go back for the funeral w/ my black suit. I was amazed at what people wore. Other than my dad (who wore navy) almost zero suits, entirely blazers & trousers. And i was raised in a fairly conservative Midwestern suburb.

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            #20
            I also have an all-black suit for this purpose. Tags still on it, though.

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              #21
              Originally posted by Evenflow View Post
              Folks put way too much thought into this. Dark suit, if you have one, dark tie.
              Well said.

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