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I'm new to AAAC and I'm trying to think ahead for Easter, and here is what I have so far. I would appreciate any thoughts...

Seersucker sports coat
Yellow Ralph Lauren OCBD (wish I had a white one, and don't want to wear my regular white dress shirts)
Light blue "Shotguns & Shells" bow tie by Southern Proper
Pleated and cuffed khaki's
Brown belt
Tan Sperry Top-Sider's (no socks, of course)

So, am I going wrong anywhere or missing a good opportunity?

Thanks,
BPW
 

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I suppose it depends on where you're going. Sounds snappy for a visit with relatives or an afternoon/ early supper out, although I'd personally go with different shoes. Top-Siders just scream summer to me.
How hot does it get where you are in Texas?
It's not uncommon to have snow for Easter here in the Great North East!
 

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We'll be going to church and then dinner afterwards with the family. We're in the upper 70's, lower 80's this coming week. Certainly no snow in Texas or the rest of the South by that time! (if ever). Just trying to dress proper.

Can't say that I'm a fan of Pee Wee, haha.
 

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"Shotguns and shells"

Sounds like a-hunting we shall go. Easter egg hunt, perhaps, or Easter Rabbit?

If what you mean is a bow tie with a pattern consisting of shotguns and shotgun shells, I would hesitate to wear that in church on Easter Sunday. Can't you come up with something a little less lethal:(

I also think that boat shoes with no socks in church are a bit much. I looked up Richardson TX, and you're near Dallas. That's too far from the gulf to be wearing boat shoes to church on Easter Sunday, the most significant Christian religious event of the year. If you were skipping church and going to a sunrise service at one of the lakes, fine, but that's not the case.
 

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While I love my Topsiders and wear them nearly anywhere, I think church on Easter deserves something a bit better, just a pair of loafers. Socks could still be considered optional, though.
Good point Skipper, I do want something that is reverant. Thank y'all for the advice on the shoe situation, may do some tweaking here.

The jacket is your classic blue seersucker. Pastel yellow polo ocbd, brown leather belt...

And, "given my location," the theme of my tie won't be an issue. Besides, it just matches so well!
 

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I'm new to AAAC and I'm trying to think ahead for Easter, and here is what I have so far. I would appreciate any thoughts...

Seersucker sports coat
Yellow Ralph Lauren OCBD (wish I had a white one, and don't want to wear my regular white dress shirts)
Light blue "Shotguns & Shells" bow tie by Southern Proper
Pleated and cuffed khaki's
Brown belt
Tan Sperry Top-Sider's (no socks, of course)

So, am I going wrong anywhere or missing a good opportunity?

Thanks,
BPW
Glad to see you decided to change the shoes before I wrote in...

I nearly bought that same tie as a Christmas gift for a friend. When I break out my new Seersucker suit in a couple weeks, I'll be wearing a blue/navy/white striped bow with it.
 

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Sounds like a-hunting we shall go. Easter egg hunt, perhaps, or Easter Rabbit?

If what you mean is a bow tie with a pattern consisting of shotguns and shotgun shells, I would hesitate to wear that in church on Easter Sunday. Can't you come up with something a little less lethal:(

I also think that boat shoes with no socks in church are a bit much. I looked up Richardson TX, and you're near Dallas. That's too far from the gulf to be wearing boat shoes to church on Easter Sunday, the most significant Christian religious event of the year. If you were skipping church and going to a sunrise service at one of the lakes, fine, but that's not the case.
+1 and perfectly said!
 

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I don't like the hunting motif bow tie or the sockless boat shoes for Easter.
Seriously . . . shotgun shells for Easter?

Pee Wee favored a gray glen plaid suit and a red bow tie, with white socks and white slip-ons, and what is probably a short-sleeved white shirt. Whatever errors you may or may not be making in the area of Paschal-season sartorialism, I don't see how looking like Pee Wee can be said to be one of them:

https://www.pedalpushersonline.com/images/peewee_02.jpg
 

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I don't like the hunting motif bow tie or the sockless boat shoes for Easter.
+1

Other than making those changes, I think your planned outfit is fine. As others have noted, a suit or blue blazer might be more appropriate for church. But considering how lax people have become in what they wear to worship, you'll probably be one of the best dressed men in the congregation.
 

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Outfit sounds great

The plan sounds pretty good. I will be wearing something similar myself, although I'll be going with a Haspel seersucker suit and a SoPro bow.

As far as the criticisms go, I think people are forgetting regional variations in style. While the outfit might be inappropriate up in New Haven, it's perfect for down here. A great tie with shotguns would be a fun piece on any day, even Easter, down South.

A dark suit would be more formal, but unless you attend an Episcopal Cathedral, you'd probably be out of place. Easter is a great day for pastels and fun Spring/Summer fabrics.

I would avoid the Sperrys unless you're still in school. Of course, this all depends of your church. Even in Sperrys you might be the best dressed guy in the Parish depending on your congregation's style.
 

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The plan sounds pretty good. I will be wearing something similar myself, although I'll be going with a Haspel seersucker suit and a SoPro bow.

As far as the criticisms go, I think people are forgetting regional variations in style. While the outfit might be inappropriate up in New Haven, it's perfect for down here. A great tie with shotguns would be a fun piece on any day, even Easter, down South.

A dark suit would be more formal, but unless you attend an Episcopal Cathedral, you'd probably be out of place. Easter is a great day for pastels and fun Spring/Summer fabrics.

I would avoid the Sperrys unless you're still in school. Of course, this all depends of your church. Even in Sperrys you might be the best dressed guy in the Parish depending on your congregation's style.
Dixie, thank you for the support, glad to hear from another southerner on the issue...regional differences indeed. I have yet to invest in a full seersucker suit, and would like a Haspel. I hope to get one soon.

Which SoPro bow will you be going with?

My shoe options are fairly limited, which is why I went with the Sperry's. I have some brown loafers, a pair of weejuns or my brown boots, but thought the tan top-siders would go well with the lighter colors that I am wearing. I'll have to get some dirty bucks when I get the suit.

Thanks again,
BPW
 

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Coming from another fellow southerner, I think it all sounds just fine. A light blue bow on a yellow shirt sounds perfect for Easter. Nevermind the yankees saying you shouldn't wear shotgun shells for Easter. I hear that 6 months of snow can really mess with your head. :icon_smile_big: Turkey season starts this Saturday, so I'd say that bow tie is ever more appropriate. I love Southern Proper ties and think any of them look great on Easter Sunday.

The only thing I wouldn't do is the boat shoes. I wear dress loafers without socks all the time when the weather is above 70. Boat shoes are the epitomy of casual, and that doesn't go well with your other attire and the fact that it's Easter. Switch the boat shoes to brown or tan dress loafers and you will hit a home run.
 
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