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Black Tie Preferred = Blue Suit


If you're following my Instagram stories, you're probably already aware of my recent wedding adventures. Three wedding weekends in a row and three reasons to dress up as much as possible! All three weddings were black tie, so I was trying to plan well in advance which combinations I wanted to wear to each wedding. Thankfully, my cousin's wedding in Boston (congratulations to Rachel and Ben!) was Black Tie Preferred, which gave me the opportunity to wear this brand new Tailor Store suit. I wore my tuxedo with suspenders the wedding prior and my tuxedo with a waistcoat the week after. It worked out perfectly!

Why did I think it was appropriate to wear a blue suit to a Black Tie Preferred wedding? Well, because this suit is perfect.

This blue suit is a custom suit from Tailor Store that I had tailored even more to fit absolutely perfect. I selected all the details: wide peak lapels, pick stitching, contract buttonholes, functional buttonholes, side tabs, 2 inch pant cuffs, unlined, unstructured, and a blue windowpane that turns heads.

The double monks with broguing are from the Allen Edmonds St. John collection. The bow tie and pocket square are from The Tie Bar, and the watch and bracelets are Daniel Wellington.

When is it appropriate to wear a suit like this:

1. Black tie preferred weddings

2. Summer weddings

3. Events (work or personal events)

4. Wearing the jacket as a suit separate with jeans or gray slacks (for a more toned down look)

When is it not appropriate to wear a suit like this:

1. To work when you have an important meeting

2. To work if you don't ever wear suits

3. To work when you have an important meeting (it's just too much)

4. Strict black tie event

Feel free to reach out if you have questions!





Thank you to Tailor Store for the suit, Allen Edmonds for the shoes, The Tie Bar for the bow tie. Daniel Wellington for the watch and bracelets.

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