Funeral question


#1

I’ve got a funeral to o to on thursday, now i’ve been to many over the years but can’t remember ever going to any in this kinda heat, so my question is…should i wear a jacket of some description or fine in a shirt and tie?!

  • wear a jacket you disrespectful eejit
  • you’ll be fine in the shirt & tie

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#2

Take the jacket with you and carry it around if necessary man.


#3

yeah think this works, maybe gauge the rest of the crowd


#4

I went to a funeral a couple of weeks back, must have been 30 degrees.

I wore a suit. Takes yours and carry the jacket if others are.


#5

arcade fire’s best album yeah


#6

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#7

I assume you mean a suit jacket, and not a Castrol GTX one or something?

Just carry it with you. If it’s in a church, it is likely to be cool in there.


#8

I’ve got a course tomorrow. External but all the delegates are internal. Dress is casual. Shorts?


#9

I’d just wear a shirt and tie because you’re never going to actually wear the jacket, but if you’re worried just take it to carry it around.

Alternatively, could you just wear a black shirt (if you’re going for traditional black funeral attire) and no tie.


#10

There are no rights and wrongs at funerals really are there.


#11

Yeah I think people are ultimately far more concerned with grieving and remembering then how people are dressed.


#12

Yeah so long as you’re smartly/respectfully dressed I’d say that was ok. Been to a fair few these last few years and dress codes seem to be much less of a thing than they were.

(In answer to the OP going without a jacket is absolutely fine but of course it depends on whose funeral it is and what their family are like above all else)


#13

My wife’s family still talk about her uncle turning up to her dad’s funeral in jeans.


#14

saw a guy at a funeral once in double denim :smiley:


#15

Think you should err on the side of caution, I went to a funeral a few years ago where a few people made a point of wearing casual clothes because ‘it is what he would have wanted’ and it just seemed wrong


#16

Yeah, it’s really petty but I have memories of a friends husband turning up to our mates funeral in jeans and have had a dim opinion of him ever since.


#17

Think funerals might be the only time it’s not tory to wear a suit


#18

My Dad told me about his friends funeral where everyone wore striped socks and bright colours because that’s how he always dressed. I saw a group photo of everyone from the funeral (edit: OOPS) and my Dad was the ONLY one wearing black. To be fair, he was just wearing his normal clothes :laughing: It was really nice anyway.


#19

He’s going to a funeral, not working in a cocktail bar (sorry for your loss, lopes)


#20

I’ve often worn black jeans to a funeral