Flashy suits? Yes or no?

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There's a men's store near where I work, downtown. I refer to it as "The Pimp Store" and it looks like stuff that Chuck would be totally at home wearing. Not sure if I could actually "own" something like this enough to pull it off. Would be more likely to just look silly but thought I'd post some pics of their display window for discussion. Do you see any that catch your eye (that you'd actually wear on a gig)? I like the silver-black one and there's a maroon jacket that's a bit toned down that I might consider. How about you?

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steve149

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I might rock the mirror ball one for a retro party (I think Chuckie has one of those too). Maybe the copper colored one in the 2nd photo.
 
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Tuxes used to be the thing but it got annoying when people thought you were another server. A well fitted suit is going to look better and classier than a flashy suit that just comes in S, M, L, XL. However, at holiday parties and other non-wedding gigs, something flashy could be just the ticket. I have some dress shirts and ties with a little shimmer in them. I just wear them with black suits though.
 
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What if you're doing a barn wedding or something similar? I'm doing a wedding reception this weekend that is at a really small rural town bar and grill that has a rustic-themed large reception area (actually well done in the sense that it has some cool antiques in the venue). Seems a bit out of place to wear a full blown suit...or even a tie. I saw one DJ at a barn wedding simply do jeans, shirt and a casual jacket.
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What if you're doing a barn wedding or something similar? I'm doing a wedding reception this weekend that is at a really small rural town bar and grill that has a rustic-themed large reception area (actually well done in the sense that it has some cool antiques in the venue). Seems a bit out of place to wear a full blown suit...or even a tie. I saw one DJ at a barn wedding simply do jeans, shirt and a casual jacket.
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I think there's a difference between being too flashy and just being well dressed. No one will ever complain about being well dressed... so a nice fitting suit even in a barn wedding can be appropriate.
 

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What if you're doing a barn wedding or something similar? I'm doing a wedding reception this weekend that is at a really small rural town bar and grill that has a rustic-themed large reception area (actually well done in the sense that it has some cool antiques in the venue). Seems a bit out of place to wear a full blown suit...or even a tie. I saw one DJ at a barn wedding simply do jeans, shirt and a casual jacket.
-Tom
my rule of thumb has always been to dress on par with the groomsmen... not a tux...but if they are in jackets and dress pants....im gonna be in a jacket and dress pants... if a bride specifically tells me to dress casual....then im still gonna be dressed nice just no suit jacket maybe... but if the bride doesnt specify... the suit will be on

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djcrazychris

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most barn weddings ive been too actually decorate and wear attire that juxtaposes the rustic feel of the barn with the elegence of dressy attire and fancy table linens...etc

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rickryan.com

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my rule of thumb has always been to dress on par with the groomsmen... not a tux...but if they are in jackets and dress pants....im gonna be in a jacket and dress pants... if a bride specifically tells me to dress casual....then im still gonna be dressed nice just no suit jacket maybe... but if the bride doesnt specify... the suit will be on

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I usually do dark slacks, dress shoes with button shirt and a tie. For jacket, I have 2 faux leather jackets that I like. That's about as much "flash" as I feel comfortable with. With I had the uber-personality that Chuck has.
 
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