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    Budget Wedding Outfit

    Hi all. I have an early September wedding to attend. It won't be a super-formal affair, but it isn't outdoors either and money is a definite issue. I have a J Crew Ludlow cotten/linen un-suit jacket in Chambray Green, along with a white GoodThreads shirt, a couple of JC Factory linen shirts in blue and white, and some very casual chinos. That's it for existing pieces. At minimum I will need a new pair of shoes, some pants, belt and tie and I would like to get out of this at under $500. What is possible here?

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    Jcrew just had a sale a bit ago and I picked up a matching charcoal vest and trouser that would elevate a casual green jacket without getting too formal, and it was only $165

    Add a simple thetiebar.com tie for now, either a light glen plaid wedding staple or a dark green fuax grenadine to compliment the jacket.

    Honestly I'd just intensely thrift some shoes or watch sales if I had until September.

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    Lands End sale for wool trousers in light grey - $67: https://www.landsend.com/products/me...03?sku_0=::TVY

    Brown tie with pindots - $19: https://www.thetiebar.com/product/TIE-2471-0005

    Shoes - $250: https://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com...=6391965745179

    $164 left for a new white shirt if your linen doesn't go with the rest of the outfit, and a belt.

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    I believe Banana Republic is going to have a 50% off everything sale coming in very soon, sometime in August. That might work out for you

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    I think you can definitely fit a budget in for the few pieces you need. One thing to consider is how likely are you to use these items in the future? Do you normally attend weddings, need this type of attire for future events, work, etc? I think $500 is a lot especially if a one off type of event since you don't have these items. Also, if you are not going to wear them regularly it would be silly to recommend nice dress shoes that could take 1/2 or more of your budget.

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    Based on the sportcoat, I would go for a look like this:

    https://parisiangentleman.co.uk/2017...rtoria-peluso/

    Pick up an inexpensive blue shirt like this:

    https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/p...irt?color=BLUE

    And linen or cotton linen dress pants:

    https://www.spierandmackay.com/natur...temporary.html

    Shoes:

    https://www.jackerwin.com/collection...=5505147174927

    You can pick up a belt almost anywhere. You can also tone down the shoe and pant price pretty easily.

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