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    Hopsack for formal events?

    I am love the look of a light grey blazer with a navy vest. I see a few nice blazers on sale right now, but with the season they are open weaves (like hopsacks).
    If I pull the trigger now, can you wear an open weave blazer to a formal event?

    https://www.spierandmackay.com/drago-light-gray.html
    https://bonobos.com/products/unconst...zer?color=grey


    Thanks

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    How formal? I wear a hopsack to interviews all the time (engineering field)

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    The so called “business formal” banquet type events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggedcasual View Post
    The so called “business formal” banquet type events.
    i'd have no problem wearing hopsack to that

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    Linen blends are pretty informal.

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    Business formal is one step from black tie. It calls for a full dark suit and tie. I'd be much less concerned about the weave -- which requires close inspection to notice -- and more about the light colour, mismatched top and bottom, and patch pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galcobar View Post
    Business formal is one step from black tie. It calls for a full dark suit and tie. I'd be much less concerned about the weave -- which requires close inspection to notice -- and more about the light colour, mismatched top and bottom, and patch pockets.
    Agree with this. 99% of people in the real world won't notice the weave. But I wouldn't wear a light grey blazer with patch pockets to a "formal" event.

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    Thanks Guys.
    This helps. I will stick to a suit for those and think if I can justify adding another casual blazer to the overfilled closet for less formal occasions.
    Cheers

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    Business formal is an oxymoron. Formal refers to black or white tie, typically eveningwear, while business attire is by definition informal.

    Anyone throwing a banquet - typically an evening social event - that demands either the oxymoronic "business formal" or ordinary business daywear obviously doesn't know what the heck they're doing, so the rules are probably irrelevant and you can wear whatever you want. I would interpret this sort of situation as appropriate for cocktail attire.
    Ben

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    Thanks Ben...help me out...what classifies as cocktail attire?

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