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  • Premier Icon franksinatra
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    I’m been on the forum for years and suspect that this, more so than any other thread I have started, is a wide open invite for a piss take. But here goes.

    Usually when I go to weddings I dust off the suit, iron a shirt and polish my shoes, jobs a good’un.

    Problem is that at the end of April I’m off to Rome for a wedding. A relatively informal affair but in one of the most stylish cities in the world. I therefore feel obliged to make an effort. So what would you wear?

    Hopefully, amongst the inevitable replies of mankini, safari suit, onsie and birthday suit there may be some sensible replies.

    Ta

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    A nice linen suit?

    mogrim
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    Italian men are very stylish in a massively boring kind of way – think sharp suits, lots of labels, and a complete lack of imagination.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Linen suit, open neck shirt, stylish loafers, no socks, raybans. Slicked back hair.

    Or; embrace your englishness and go dressed as an englishman (I’m assuming you’re not a Scot otherwise I’d assume you’d wear a skirt)

    Premier Icon Yak
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    Its going to be hot, so:

    Premier Icon Yak
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    or the heritage look… 😉

    Houns
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    Nothing wrong with Italian style!! Boring?! FFs!

    I wish British people could be 1/10 as stylish as Italians.

    As above, nice linen suit, crisp white shirt, good shoes and a good pair of sunnies

    Premier Icon Hobster
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    Has to be a toga

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AohA367VVk[/video]

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Slicked back hair.

    and there is the first problem (baldy)

    Or; embrace your englishness and go dressed as an englishman (I’m assuming you’re not a Scot otherwise I’d assume you’d wear a skirt)

    Englishman abroad in Scotland. By embracing englishness are you suggesting I go dressed as a morris dancer or football hooligan?

    theflatboy
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    You’ll have to wait until the discerning STWer logs on for the response to this… could be a while, he’s not on much.

    IHN
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    are you suggesting I go dressed as a morris dancer

    Well, I wasn’t going to, but I am now.

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    You’ll have to wait until the discerning STWer logs on for the response to this… could be a while, he’s not on much.

    Are you talking about simonfbarnes?

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Yak. I am strangly tempted by your suggestion, just for the hell of it.

    Premier Icon Yak
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    Might work… probably depends on how tidy your legs look.

    Premier Icon totalshell
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    has to be a toga.. hopefully doesnt turn out like the wedding scene in Caligula.. esp for the groom.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Linen suits are all well and good in theory. In practice, ten minutes after you’ve put it on, you’ll look like you slept in it. After half an hour, it’ll look like somebody else slept in it. Possibly a tramp

    Instead, take the words of those sages of style ZZ Top. Apparently every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man….

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Might work… probably depends on how tidy your legs look

    I could combine your suggestion with the ‘englishness’ one, get some tattoos of Bulldogs, Roses and football club crests on my lower legs. My legs would then look awsumsz under the Roman skirt thing. I would be multi cultural.

    mogrim
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    Nothing wrong with Italian style!! Boring?! FFs!

    I wish British people could be 1/10 as stylish as Italians.

    As above, nice linen suit, crisp white shirt, good shoes and a good pair of sunnies

    Which is what I was basically saying – nothing wrong with that, but it’s hardly the most imaginative of looks.

    Italians will outdo you on style unless you play the classic British MasterCard – the full morning suit.

    Premier Icon Yak
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    positively cosmopolitan indeed!

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Not trying to outdo the italians, I accept that by even trying I would look like a t*t. Just trying to keep up…

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Digraced cruise captain look ftw

    or any scottish ancestry?

    Premier Icon edhornby
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    get there a good few days before the wedding and buy an outfit in italy – the mens clothing choice in italy is way bigger than in the UK. Especially the sunglasses, occhiali are way cheaper there

    take your own shoes though, you’ll be wearing them all day so not the best time for breaking in new ones

    rome in april will be nice but not boiling hot, a suit will be fine as long as it’s not a thick woollen job (if you have a nice one that you like)

    Premier Icon binners
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    Never mind the Italians, you need to be thinking Australian….

    Do it properly.

    Morning suit.

    But for God’s sake, no tie pin!

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Whatever the Romans do/wear?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Is that princey/future king bloke wearing slip on shoes? Loafers even?

    The royal family have gone very downhill.

    [edit] CFH – did you change your picture

    It was a ninja edit, yes. I noted the appalling footwear and shoddy weskit, and found something better. Alas, that had a tie pin in it. Still, nobody’s perfect. Apparently.

    andyrm
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    2 piece suit, black, slim fit. Go for a brighter lining.

    White open collar shirt.

    Sharp black shoes.

    Clean, classic but contemporary style.

    Stand out by not standing out and all that………

    Premier Icon simon_g
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    Won’t be that hot in Rome in April – low to mid teens most likely.

    Nothing wrong with a properly fitting suit and a decent shirt and shoes.

    I went to a wedding in Cambridge last summer and a couple in the States (Colorado and Florida).
    Didn’t want to take the kilt as it’d be too hot and too bulky for travelling.

    Ended up going for some light Dockers khakis, a blue shirt, blue topsider boat shoes or some pointy brogues, blue ribbon belt, no tie, a panama hat, ray-bans and a ridiculous boater jacket (though that was me not being entirely serious)

    I am aware I’ve set myself up for some pisstaking here!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I am aware I’ve set myself up for some pisstaking here!

    I think we’ll struggle to add anything, tbh 😉

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Those pictures are crying out for a Jamie edit.

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    yourguitarhero, wow. just wow. I really don’t know what to say. um…

    iolo
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    I find the italians appreciate a borat style mankini in their weddings.

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    I find the italians appreciate a borat style mankini in their weddings.

    I’m sure that is true but wedding etiquette dictates that no guest must outshine the bride, therefore it is not an option for me.

    fasthaggis
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    yourguitarhero

    Sir,well done for posting those snaps.
    You have no fear. 😉

    scuttler
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    April so plenty of time to get a beards-and-axes beard on.

    “Getcher beard-on, getcher beard-on, getcher getcher getcher getcher getcher beard-on”

    BFITH
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    Speaking as a half-Italian (Careful what you say! 8) ) who went to his cousins wedding in Italy a few years ago, I would wear a sharp black suit White shirt and deffo wear a tie!
    I went out and bought a beautiful brownish/beige linen suit thinking I would fit in just fine with my well-heeled Italian relatives only to find out that the order of the day was most definitely Black (middle of July too)! Every single male had a black suit on, and whilst I looked pretty good in my Linen suit… I stuck out like a sore thumb.

    On the other hand, who wants to be a sheep? as mentioned before…wear morning dress and show them all up!!

    A presto e salute!

    bikebouy
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    D&G Jeans,
    Suade Loafers from TODs,
    D&G white shirt, open neck to button 3,
    Black suit jacket by , open,
    Manbag by D&G,
    Shades by D&G.

    Don’t thank me.

    allthegear
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    I’d wear a dress. Not sure how much that helps you, though.

    Rachel

    yourguitarhero,

    MrSmith
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    wear whatever you feel comfortable in.
    me i would go for a lightweight wool notch lapel 2 button in super 100’s that fitted well in something that wasn’t black (why look like a waiter/undertaker/bank manager) possibly beige with pale blue shirt, tan oxfords and a tie with red/orange (probably a Missoni to appease the locals) in it with a pocket square that didn’t compete with the tie and definitely not matching as thats for bad dressers who hire form burtons.

    closest pic i could find on the web

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