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Old Nov 1st 2012, 8:00 am
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Wedding this arvo.

Blue suit.
White shirt.
An array of ties.

Pocket square - what are the rules?

Matching / Not matching?
Neat slip / stuffed in / pointed?

White pocket square with a pale coloured tie acceptable?

Thanks in advance for any (good) jokes and advice.

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I suggest a brightly coloured bow tie, monocle and walking stick. Just the business. Is it a church do?
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Pointed pocket square and it would be nice if it matched the tie in colour. In my opinion....
If not, a tie with a bit of white in.
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Good god, definitely not matching. Colour mustn't clash with tie, nor must pattern. Sedate tie + loud square, or vice verca. Or Bond/50's style white pocket kerchief, squared-off and neat, but only if the rest of the ensemble suits (which probably means a narrow, quiet tie, thin reveres and slim-fitting suit).

Alternatively shiny silver/grey trousers and black coat, or vice verca. With white shirt and black or loud tie.
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Depends what you want to say about yourself scampy

What colour and fit is the suit?

I like white shirts personally- (if its a good shirt)- and with a well tied tie and keep your tie on for as long as possible. It's formal but timeless and elegant- nice cufflinks- NOT comedy ones. Coloured shirt make it less formal though in my opinion and you risk looking like a twat.

Waistcoat ? I do love a man in a 3 piece suit :-)

Personally I like a suit without a pocket square especially if its a good well cut suit, however if you have to have one do not point it! stuff it in in a gathered or folded in neatly- never pointed. matching tie to pocket square is a bit dated.

Also keep your jacket on for as long as possible!
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Good god, definitely not matching. Colour mustn't clash with tie, nor must pattern. Sedate tie + loud square, or vice verca. Or Bond/50's style white pocket kerchief, squared-off and neat, but only if the rest of the ensemble suits (which probably means a narrow, quiet tie, thin reveres and slim-fitting suit).

Alternatively shiny silver/grey trousers and black coat, or vice verca. With white shirt and black or loud tie.
Not a black tie. Ordinary black ties should only be worn at funerals or when in mourning.

Scampi - just wear your usual sailor suit.

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Also keep your jacket on for as long as possible!
That will also hide your sweat patches.
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But not this one Scampi, OK? It just gives off the wrong signals...

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brit- whats the point in wearing a suit if you are taking the jacket off? I mean presumably you wouldn't be wearing a heavy wool suit out here, men look good in suits, men don't look as good in trousers a shirt and tie. - you can't beat Sean Connery in that 3 piece suit (Goldfinger) did he ever take his jacket off- no- and he was saving the world!
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A good looking man in a well cut suit - with no tie and his shirt undone a little bit, while still wearing his jacket in that, i've just fended off a gang of henchmen, kinda look. mmmmmmm
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Plain suit + ornate waistcoat works, too.

Agree with Kitty, no joke cufflinks, they are naff beyond belief. And--not that you'd do this--no buttons on the cuffs: you either have cuffs that are made for buttons or cuffs that are made for cufflinks.

And make sure your collar and cuffs match, just in case...
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Plain suit + ornate waistcoat works, too.

Agree with Kitty, no joke cufflinks, they are naff beyond belief. And--not that you'd do this--no buttons on the cuffs: you either have cuffs that are made for buttons or cuffs that are made for cufflinks.

And make sure your collar and cuffs match, just in case...
Ornate waistcoat? NO! They are as bad as comedy cufflinks or ties.
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ornate waistcoats if you are over a certain age and never want to get laid again or scottish

you are neither scamp so don't listen to bahtatboy
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difficult look to pull off but you might just have the style to do it
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ornate waistcoats if you are over a certain age and never want to get laid again or scottish

you are neither scamp so don't listen to bahtatboy
Exactly!

Gents, do listen to us. A good quality, well cut suit is a winner. I'd also vote for French cuffs and cufflinks. Shiny fabrics, ill-fitting or badly cut suits, especially ones that are too heavy for this climate are as bad as wearing crocs.
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