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MrsM-6-7-08
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Appropriate attire for a wake?

Just wondering cause i have a wake tonight, do all men wear full suits to a wake?

Its been a while, and I am drawing a blank.

Posted 9/2/09 8:43 AM
 
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Re: Appropriate attire for a wake?

Men usually don't wear full suits. A shirt and tie, maybe.

If I were you, I'd just wear a nice pair of black pants and a nice top.

Posted 9/2/09 8:47 AM
 

smdl
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Re: Appropriate attire for a wake?

Conservative is always best in my opinion.

I think men wearing a suit is a sign of respect. Not just stopping by between 2 errands. JMHO.

Posted 9/2/09 8:47 AM
 

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Re: Appropriate attire for a wake?

Posted by smdl

Conservative is always best in my opinion.

I think men wearing a suit is a sign of respect. Not just stopping by between 2 errands. JMHO.



ITA
i live near a funeral home. it really chaps my hide when i see people in jeans and t-shirts and/or bright colors... again, that's just my opinion

Posted 9/2/09 9:01 AM
 

skinny
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Re: Appropriate attire for a wake?

I don't think a suit is necessary. I think any dark outfit (no jeans) is fine. I have to go to a wake tomorrow night straight from work and am just wearing work clothes.

Posted 9/2/09 9:04 AM
 

MrsM-6-7-08
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Re: Appropriate attire for a wake?

Posted by libby2595

Posted by smdl

Conservative is always best in my opinion.

I think men wearing a suit is a sign of respect. Not just stopping by between 2 errands. JMHO.



ITA
i live near a funeral home. it really chaps my hide when i see people in jeans and t-shirts and/or bright colors... again, that's just my opinion



Oh no the guys at the office would never wear jeans or their work clothes.

Just wondering if dress pants for a man with a dress shirt would be appropriate. or if they will need a tie and jacket as well.

Posted 9/2/09 9:06 AM
 

BriBri2u
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Re: Appropriate attire for a wake?

Posted by MrsM-6-7-08

Just wondering if dress pants for a man with a dress shirt would be appropriate. or if they will need a tie and jacket as well.




This would be appropriate.

Posted 9/2/09 9:10 AM
 

MarathonKnitter
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Re: Appropriate attire for a wake?

Posted by Beaver2be

Posted by MrsM-6-7-08

Just wondering if dress pants for a man with a dress shirt would be appropriate. or if they will need a tie and jacket as well.




This would be appropriate.



oh, yeah. this would be appropriate attire. sorry, i got a little carried away

Posted 9/2/09 9:20 AM
 

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Re: Appropriate attire for a wake?

I don't thinka tie and jacket is necessary. a sweater over a dress shirt is a nice outfit for a wake too.

Posted 9/2/09 10:00 AM
 

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Re: Appropriate attire for a wake?

I went to one last week and the majority of women were in black & white and men in button down shirts w/ black pants.

Posted 9/2/09 10:05 AM
 

SingingBowlr
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Re: Appropriate attire for a wake?

IMO, A full suit would be appropriate if it were a wake for an immediate family member or close family friend. For almost anyone else casual but neat attire would suffice, like Dockers and a button down shirt. I would stay away from jeans and sneakers although I attended a co-worker's father's wake with some others in our work uniforms.

Posted 9/2/09 11:01 AM
 

JennB
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Re: Appropriate attire for a wake?

if it is for a family member i would say suit otherwise dress pants and dress shirt would be fine. And I stick to the rule of dark colors too

Posted 9/2/09 2:16 PM
 

smdl
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Re: Appropriate attire for a wake?

Posted by MrsM-6-7-08

Posted by libby2595

Posted by smdl

Conservative is always best in my opinion.

I think men wearing a suit is a sign of respect. Not just stopping by between 2 errands. JMHO.



ITA
i live near a funeral home. it really chaps my hide when i see people in jeans and t-shirts and/or bright colors... again, that's just my opinion



Oh no the guys at the office would never wear jeans or their work clothes.

Just wondering if dress pants for a man with a dress shirt would be appropriate. or if they will need a tie and jacket as well.




That would be appropriate. I would bring a tie though for "just in case".

Posted 9/2/09 2:40 PM
 

MrsList
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Re: Appropriate attire for a wake?

Posted by libby2595

Posted by smdl

Conservative is always best in my opinion.

I think men wearing a suit is a sign of respect. Not just stopping by between 2 errands. JMHO.



ITA
i live near a funeral home. it really chaps my hide when i see people in jeans and t-shirts and/or bright colors... again, that's just my opinion



We just had DH's grandmother's wake and some people came right from work in jeans/shorts, whatever and I honestly didn't care. I think it's nice that people take the time out of their day come to pay the respects to the family after a long day at work, whether they're in a suit and tie or workboots and jeans.

Posted 9/2/09 2:43 PM
 

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Re: Appropriate attire for a wake?

Posted by MrsList




We just had DH's grandmother's wake and some people came right from work in jeans/shorts, whatever and I honestly didn't care. I think it's nice that people take the time out of their day come to pay the respects to the family after a long day at work, whether they're in a suit and tie or workboots and jeans.


completely agree with this

Posted 9/2/09 2:54 PM
 
 

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