Wedding in november

I am attending a wedding in november, as a guest and i don’t know what to wear, its formal wear and i was thinking of wearing a blue blazer, with a white and blue plaid shirt with red bow tie and red dress pants i don’t know if this is good or too over dressed, also i was thinking of going with brown shoes/ oxfords with matching belt. Please let me know if this is good, and if not what will you suggest, thank you in advance

How a 18 year old should dress

Hi Antonio,
My name is André, Im from Brazil and I have a question for you.It may be a little out of your league, but I want your help anyway, Im 18 years old about to go to college and I want to know how to dress like a professional/casual, I don’t think that I am ready for suits yet.Thanks for the attention.
André

Collar Bars/pins

Do you have any advice on collar bars or pins? Are they alright for young people to wear or are they a thing of the past? Also, I find it very difficult to source these pieces of jewellery. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

When is it required to wear a tie?

When I wear a suit, I try to get away without wearing a tie as much as possible. It’s not that I hate wearing ties, but I guess, in this casually-dressed world, it seems like a step too high. I do like using a pocket square instead when I can.

I know there are times where the tie is a requirement, but where’s the line drawn? I know on gigs, I can get away with it, especially if I am wearing a square. I really dislike wearing a tie when playing a gig; it seems too restrictive (now think about how I feel when I have to wear a tux for a gig!). Is it too much if I wear a double breasted suit without a tie?

I really need help with dressing nice

I am very interested in dressing nice. For quite some time I’ve always been intrigued by how much different everything could be with just clothes. The only problem I’m facing is figuring out what to wear according to my body type.

Right now I’m 6’5″ and I wouldn’t say that I’m fat but I’m not very skinny either. I would say that I’m about average I guess. Anyways, I really want to “dress up” but all the clothes that I find seem to fit weird. Right now I’m in college and I can’t afford expensive clothes or someone to tailor them. I feel like I could accomplish so much more if I just had the right clothes.

When I say accomplish more, I feel like I could overcome my anxiety and actually interact with more people without thinking…”Are my pants too long?” or “Does my shirt fit properly?”.

I live in San Marcos, Texas and saw that your business in Austin. So, I was hoping that maybe you could help in person or on the internet. Anything would help really. Thank you for everything in advance! By the way, my email is lxltravislxl@yahoo.com

How to dress well in High School

Hello, my name is David. I am 16 years old and a junior in high school. My question is how do i look good without wearing a suit to school every day? I do not want to look to up tight, but at the same time I do not want to look sloppy. I am 6 foot 2 and skinny. I am in shape but i do not have 6 pack abs or a toned look. What should I do?

P.S. Also what color combinations look good and how can I build an amazing wardrobe.

Black Pea Coat & Flannel Trousers

I bought a black pea coat 6-7 months ago and I want to match with flannel trousers, shirts and sweaters. I am a student now and I usually wear jeans and sport jackets , but I want to change my style and it will be my first experiment. 🙂 I am a “medium contrast man”.

I think that the possible combinations are :
1) black dress shoes, charcoal grey flannel trousers, medium grey sweater, blue(or white) dress shirt and black pea coat

2) black dress shoes, medium grey flannel trousers, charcoal grey sweater, blue(or white) dress shirt and black pea coat

My idea is to buy 2 pairs of trousers( maybe two shades of grey ), 2 sweaters and 2 dress shirts, so that I can match them from Monday to Friday.

All-black attire

I’ve asked before, but may have missed the answer by Antonio last year.

Concert season in Florida is getting started up again, and some of my old questions are returning. Here’s one particular one:

When musicians play in a pit orchestra for a musical (or in salsa bands or other groups that want a certain uniformity), the general required dress is all black. In a pit orchestra, whether in the pit or on-stage, the idea is to be invisible and not draw attention away from the cast.

I would, however, like to add some style to this. Most guys show up looking sloppy in faded black shirts and perhaps something like tuxedo pants. Last night, I wore my charcoal suit, which has very small pinstripes that I can’t even see on it from more than five feet away, and accented it with a pocket square. Tonight, I plan to wear black trousers with the black shirt, and a light grey sports jacket, which I will take off when I get to the theater. When playing an instrument, I try not to wear a tie if I’m allowed to get away with it, so I don’t feel as restricted while playing, especially if I’m playing a brass instrument.

Are there other ideas I could try to break the monotony? Another thing to point out, is that with musicals, the run can be days on end, and I want to try to steer clear of wearing the same exact thing every day.