I of course saw this as yet an opportunity to dust of the old topper and the sponge-bag trousers (a semi attempt to quote Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster).
This time I chose my black morning suit coat; the cashmere striped trousers; the 1920s striped pop society waistcoat; a cutaway collar Stenström's shirt; a red Antonio Muro medaillon printed silk tie; black captoe Oxford shoes; white spats; and grey kid leather gloves.
|I truly enjoy wearing my 1930s morning coat . The boutonnière flower is a smaller version of a white carnation|
|A picture taken at the hotel early in the morning prior to the ceremony in the church|
|My lovely little niece Rosa in the center of attention - she already changed clothes to get out of the traditional long white dress she wore to church|
A common thought was that if people do not want to wear their finest at such an occasion as a Child Christening, a Wedding or any other significant event in the lives of our dearest when - if ever - would they? which we both thought a little sad.
In regards to thoughts about how the couple hosting the party would take it if you were "over-dressed" compared to them my proposition is that if a host attempts to dress according to tradition you should not show up in a morning suit if he wears a beautiful lounge suit with boutonnière etc.
But if he made no attempts to dress otherwise than on a normal day I think he or she lose the right to feel insulted.
Another part of the full picture is that if your regular standards are tailor-made three-piece suits no friends and family raise the eye-brow when you show up in a morning suit - then it is just an expected next step up.
|Vintage grey kid leather gloves|
|Vintage white spats from Gentleman's Outfitter: Whitetie at Ebay|
|Cashmere stripes, white spats and black polished shoes - I love the look|
A service announcement: if you are to attend a party early in the morning in a foreign city or in a village were no Eliza Doolittles are in sight a good idea is to buy a potted plant with e.g. small carnations; this way you will be able to sport a fresh and delicate flower in your boutonnière.
|I will plant this in the garden and for a while ensure stable deliveries of carnations|
|Morning Suit at a Child Christening Party|
|007 in morning suit; grey gloves and grey topper|