Homburg or Fedora for a wedding reception?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Wesslyn, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Wesslyn

    Wesslyn Practically Family

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    Tomorrow I'm heading to a friend's wedding reception.
    Being the indecisive human I am, I'm debating whether to wear a fedora or a homburg.
    Is one more appropriate than the other for a wedding? I know you're not supposed to "out-dress" the groom, and I feel like a homburg might do that. This guy ain't exactly Frank Sinatra...
     
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  2. TheDane

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    Forget about "right" and "wrong". In most circles you'd have to pass around fliers, explaining the differences between homburg and fedora. Wearing a nice hat, you'll probably be among the top-three best dressed for the occasion.

    To the bride and groom the day is supposed to be the most beautiful and happy in their life. Hopefully they will remember the event - not the clothes of the guests.

    Wear whatever hat that makes you feel the best. Then you automatically contribute the most to a good, memorable atmosphere.

    Just my two cents ... :)
     
  3. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Wear what you think looks best with the clothing (suit? tux? colors?) you will be wearing.
     
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  4. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    The gentlemen are, of course, correct. I tend to wear a homburg with a lounge suit to such occasions myself... though to qualify that: given that most people won't know the difference, I'd not go overboard by taking a very precious hat that you'll spend all night worrying about - especially if the event is indoors....
     
  5. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts I'll Lock Up

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    Where the burg if you want or whatever you think looks best with your ensemble.
     
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  6. Wesslyn

    Wesslyn Practically Family

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    Went with this bad boy...
    2016-04-22 15.37.44.jpg
     
  7. Frunobulax

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    That's a fantastic hat!
     
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  8. Kirk H.

    Kirk H. One Too Many

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    I agree...Looks fantastic with your suit.
     
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  9. Wesslyn

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    Thanks guys!
     
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  10. TheDane

    TheDane Call Me a Cab

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    That's the perfect appearance for a wedding guest, Wesslyn. Well done! ;)
     
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  11. RJR

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  12. emigran

    emigran Practically Family

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    SHARP...!!!
    (sorry... dating my self with that adjective)
     
  13. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    From sharp minds come sharp...opinions.
     
  14. MichaelV

    MichaelV New in Town

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    Both are class acts! If you like to see a great Homburg watch the first 5 mins of 12 o'Clock High.
     
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  15. MichaelV

    MichaelV New in Town

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    Good looking suit as well. Bravo!!!
     
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