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What should I wear to a wedding? Men’s Guide

The weather is definitely getting warmer and that usually means that many more people will be attending weddings! Great news, yes. What to wear is the question. In this post, we will give you a couple of tips on what men should consider when heading out to such an occasion.

The first thing to pay attention to is the wedding invite. The invite will usually say things such as: “Black Tie Only” or “Black Tie Optional”. If this is a Black Tie Only wedding, then make sure to wear a tuxedo. If the event is “Black Tie Optional”, then you can put on a tux if you have one or if you like wearing one in general. If you don’t want to take the tux route, then what you can always do is go for a darker suit.

Another thing that is important in a wedding invitation is the language that is used. If the wedding invite is very informal (i.e. come see us get hitched), then chances are that a sports jacket is about as dressy as you’d want to get, otherwise, a full suit is the way to go.

The time of the day of the wedding is also very important. If this is a morning/noon event, then a lighter color suit is most appropriate. You can check out the following Sean John Suit from SuitUpp.com to get an idea of what you could wear.

If this is an evening event then you should go for a darker suit. Try not to wear a tux if the event takes place before 6pm. Finally, white is a color that you generally want to avoid (although, this is changing recently).

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What to wear with a white shirt? Some Ideas to go.

Most people will have a white shirt in their closets. If you don’t have one, you should get at least one. White shirts are what some people call recession busting shirts as they always come in handy. With such a shirt, there are limitless stylish combinations that can be produced. In this post, our goal is to talk about a few cool new combinations that you could wear with this type of a shirt.

Cardigans:

Cardigans are definitely coming back into style. You can choose from a variety of colors to wear. Grey and black are some of the more typical colors but feel free to experiment with others as well. The darker your skin tone, the easier it is for you to experiment with lighter colors.

Striped Blazers:

Sometime wearing a striped blazer will make a great combination. With a white shirt, almost any color blazer will go. Try some lighter colors such as beige to go for a more stylish look. If you don’t have a blazer, you could also try wearing a hoodie instead.

Shorts:

Sometimes wearing shorts with your white shirt (if the occasion is appropriate) will give you a more relaxed, but yet still serious look.

White Pants:

While darker pants are more common, white pants definitely do show a more refined look. What you have to be careful of is the fabric that the pants are made of. Make sure that they are not too thin otherwise they will expose more skin than you may want.

Track Jacket:

If you are going for the more sporty look, definitely pick up a track jacket to show off a professional yet young and athletic style. Track jackets are multi-purpose and keeping one around does nothing but help.

References:
http://ca.askmen.com/fashion/fashiontip_400/451_5-garments-to-wear-with-a-white-shirt.html

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What type of Hat Looks Best on You? (Part III of Hat Series)

Previously, we talked about Hat Nomenclature (different parts of a hat) and also different types of hats. This time around we can focus on what type of a hat would look best on you.

Before saying anything further, though, we should mention that Miller Hats does a very good job of explaining what type of hat to wear here: http://millerhats.com/hatcare_index/hatfaces.html

We will attempt to offer a summary of some of the tips for wearing a hat here:

The main idea here is that the hat is like an extension of your head. Therefore, depending on the general shape of your head, you will want to balance certain features out by picking and choosing what type of hat to wear. Let’s see some examples:

Let’s say you have a short and full face as demonstrated in the picture below:

With this type of a face, you will want to wear a medium crown so that the hat does not look like it is squatting down your face. Also notice in the picture that when the hat band does not have the same color as the hat itself, the hat does not look as tall ( a good thing if you have a short and full face).

Now, let’s look at another example. Let’s say you have a long and slender face like the picture below:

In this case, you will want to wear a hat with a smaller crown so that the hat looks like it is a part of the face and does not make it look even more long. Furthermore, you want to avoid a small-width brim as that will make the hat look taller as well.

In short, you must take a look at your own facial features and see how you can balance or even emphasize certain features by using a hat. If you do want more information, you can check out the Miller Hats website.

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