Friday 24 August 2012

Traditionally, families attending church on Sundays will be seen dressing in their finest clothes. Most often, a gentleman's finest item would be a suit. You can not feel like it is any other day than a work week day with your everyday business suit. But a church suit for your Sundays will make you feel like it's a special day. 

This would be basically a well designed suit, formal in appearance with the correct additional items such as shirt and tie. Although Sunday morning church has now become a much more social affair, shaking hands with the priest is still considered a formal part of the proceedings. 

If preferred, a hat can be worn to complement your suit. The hat should match the suit well in color. Choosing a hat should be done with care, you wouldn't want the hat to seem cheap and tacky, or even too fancy and extravagant. For best results, a smaller hats without too wide a brim is suggested. 

The shirt that a man wears with his church suit should be reserved in its color and nothing flashy. Most shirts that are worn with a suit and tie have collars that button so you want to make sure that these are buttoned. Then again in this day and time many churches have a much more relaxed atmosphere and find that allowing shirts without ties are acceptable as well. This certainly remains true of the younger Parishioners. 

Men's suit can, at times, look quite smart with an open neck. And although it is not always necessary to wear a tie, this should be based open the atmosphere at your local church. 

As far as what color shoes to wear, usually a pair of black dress shoes will go perfectly with a dark suit. 

If you are wearing a white or cream colored suit then white or tan shoes will be best. Please remember that you are not at the office. It's a social occasion, but you wish to look smart and feel comfortable. 

Any watches, rings or other jewelry should be matching and subtle. Necklaces or pendants should be worn inside the shirt. Be discreet and don't allow your gold to become a distraction to other worshippers.


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