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Ooh my brother has asked for mumsnet's opinion on his wedding 'evening invite' attire.

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nevercackle Sun 16-Nov-14 17:52:05

Have received this text:

"I am going to a wedding on Saturday as a evening guest and am wearing a nice jacket and waist coat with a shirt..do you think nice jeans are acceptable or not? What would mumsnet say?!"

On further questionning:

"Really, evening invite only is fine"
"Hmmm they will be darker blue then clarkson"
"I have a pink or blue shirt to wear"

www.slaters.co.uk/suits/mens-tailoring/mens-blazers/7-square-modern-tailored-fit-tweed-blazer?___store=2

Ok, style and beauty mumsnetters, what can you suggest?

AuntieStella Sun 16-Nov-14 17:55:13

Did you mean to link that pic, or is he really planning to wear a tweed jacket to an evening do? (apols in advance if he, or B&G, are known to be very bohemian, in which case jeans also fine).

nevercackle Sun 16-Nov-14 17:56:23

yes tweed

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TheLyingOldBitchAndHerWardrobe Sun 16-Nov-14 17:58:52

Tweed jacket and jeans? He'd be a laughing stock. Please entice him away from it.

Jeans (dark, smart) and a decent non tweed jacket would be fine.

Sparkletastic Sun 16-Nov-14 17:58:53

No to jeans

cardamomginger Sun 16-Nov-14 17:59:37

No. Not jeans and not the jacket. (Unless the venue and the event are casual. But even then, still probably no.)

zerotolerancezone Sun 16-Nov-14 17:59:47

Yes to dark blue chinos.

nevercackle Sun 16-Nov-14 18:02:13

He's 34 and has Colin Farrells eyebrows and alcohol tolerance.

BringYourOwnSnowman Sun 16-Nov-14 18:07:09

No jeans

The outfit he describes make me thinks wacky facial hair and a crazy quiff although not quite sure why!

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nevercackle Sun 16-Nov-14 18:15:23

hahaha grin

ok, help him.

he does like his jacket though, and i do too. maybe it's a highlander thing.

Castlemilk Sun 16-Nov-14 18:17:49

NO - unless he knows B&G from those crazy old days back at the Young Farmers Club.

Actually, no even then.

nevercackle Sun 16-Nov-14 18:22:49

maybe he's spending too much time hanging around balmoral.

any other suggestions?

stareatthetvscreen Sun 16-Nov-14 18:25:33

tweed day time wear only surely smile

never jeans to a wedding never!

CariadsDarling Sun 16-Nov-14 18:27:18

No jeans. Please!

nevercackle Sun 16-Nov-14 18:34:48

hang on a minute, i've just done a pinterest search for mens tweed jackets and those guys are seriously rocking the look.
i agree daytimey, but still nice.

soaccidentprone Sun 16-Nov-14 18:35:42

Well I disagree.

I think it's a really great jacket. And would look great with indigo skinnies (but not so tight they're indecent), and suede desert boots (not tatty ones though).

No waistcoat, just a well fitting shirt (not white or patterned)

GarlicNovember Sun 16-Nov-14 18:40:05

I like the jacket, too smile

I think he should go ironic with it. Wear it with a pair of green/grey cords and a patterned shirt. Weskit optional, but might be a bit OTT. And a tweed cap (trendy, not the gardener's old one.)

The jacket with jeans just looks like you're wearing two outfits, Bro, sorry.

zerotolerancezone Sun 16-Nov-14 18:41:36

I think this sort of look is good. But no jeans, smart casual trousers instead www.guystyleguide.com/blog/2012/02/guest-post-wearing-jeans-in-the-office/

zerotolerancezone Sun 16-Nov-14 18:42:23

Sorry, that's confusing given the article is about jeans! I like this look but would swap jeans for trousers.

zerotolerancezone Sun 16-Nov-14 18:44:06

Is your bro as fit as this man? If so then maybe he can carry off the waistcoat too! smile images2.drct2u.com/content/images/freeformat/131120_cgn_blazers_blazer4im.jpg

strawberryblondebint Sun 16-Nov-14 18:45:30

I actually think he will look fab.

BringYourOwnSnowman Sun 16-Nov-14 18:47:02

I don't think jeans are ever suitable for a formal wedding

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