Mens Church Suits
Mens church suits haven't completely gone out of style and never will. The days of the entire family getting formally dressed up and going to church together are long gone for some, but not for all.
These days most of the typical churches have a combination of suited up and non-suited people attending their masses. Since I'm sure some of you are still wondering what exactly church suits are, I'll try to create a mental picture for you.
A suit worn to church is basically any type of suit you want it to be. A person can wear a standard business suit in a two or three piece model, or they can go with something more fashionable.
In the past, many would wear some of their less formal suits. These would include suits with check patterns or even plaid suits. In the summer, seersucker suits might be worn and in the winter, tweed and flannel models would be worn.
These suits of the past typically had either two or three buttons on them. They would also be pretty standard in color and would still be somewhat conservative.
Today, mens church suits can be seen with up to six buttons on them. Some people have taken up very trendy suit jackets that almost look like trench coats.
Bold colors are used and all sorts of accessories are mixed and matched with the suit. This of course doesn't occur at all churches and many men, both young and old still wear conservative suits. However, it is not frowned upon to wear new trendy models to church.
While these suits may not be appropriate for an interview, they look great at Sunday brunch.
As you may have figured out, these suits are basically just designer suits. The reason for this is because although church goers want to be well dressed (hence the suit), they also don't want to feel like they are going to work. If they did though they could always take a look at the business suit section of this website.
For those of you that do decide to wear a business suit to church, I would recommend that you lighten the outfit up with a more trendy tie and wear one of your solid suits rather than a pinstripe. Sometimes pinstripe suits can be a bit overpowering and make one look very authoritative.
This is a good look for the boardroom, but not for church.
Since these suits have unique accessories I have included accessory sections below.
I've left out a dedicated section for church shoes, because they do not vary much from standard suit shoes. Just keep in mind that if you go with a less formal look, you should choose suit shoes with more designs on them.
When wearing mens church suits, wingtip shoes might be a good option.
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