In the past an invitation specifying formal meant a tuxedo was to be worn. When black tie optional is noted on an invitation a dark suit or tuxedo is appropriate. In today’s world a tuxedo or a formal dark suit, white shirt, and conservative tie are appropriate for a formal wedding. A dark charcoal gray suit would be a better choice than a light chocolate-brown suit for a formal wedding. Weddings are to celebrate. You want to send the message that you understand proper attire, show respect for the couple getting married and look your best. A wedding being held at an exclusive private yacht club sounds like an awesome celebration. Check with other friends going to the wedding to find out if they will be wearing a tuxedo or dark suit to the event. If you need to purchase a new suit, a dark suit is a great investment and you will have it for many years.
What shirt & shoes can I wear with white pants & a red tie?
Shirt and shoes should not be a problem to coordinate with your white pants and red tie. A colored shirt that looks good with red such as blue, purple, pink or even a mustard yellow would all look great with white pants and a red tie. Other shirt ideas would be red and white or blue and white check or stripe shirts or a red , white and blue stripe or plaid shirt would also go with a red tie. Tan shoes or white loafers or white canvas shoes would look good with your white pants and are a better way to go than black accessories. If you are short wear a white belt and white shoes. Tan shoes and a tan belt would work with any of the combinations but are better on tall men. Shoes and belt do not have to match.
What is the best shirt color to wear with a burgundy blazer?
A burgundy blazer is a great investment for a man’s or woman’s wardrobe. There is no one best color shirt to wear with a burgundy blazer; there are a multitude of colors that will work with a maroon / burgundy blazer. Classic colors such as black, white and gray look good with dark reds. However, blues, golds/dark yellows, pinks, ivory and some greens are complementary with burgundy. Many stripe and check shirts look very stylish with burgundy blazers (try one in a color that works with burgundy mentioned above). Or go with a burgundy stripe shirt. Print shirts with burgundy would be cool with a burgundy blazer, too. For dressier occasions go with a more traditional stripe or classic color. For casual venues go wild a with print, bold check or stripe.