Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Sparky Plays Dress Up

This weekend, we are off to Ocean City, Maryland for a wedding. Its some of Mrs Ducks good friends, though we all have become at least acquainted and friendly by now. It should be a good time with some beach and booze.
But, here is the problem. Mrs Duck is not exactly terrific when it comes to helping me put outfits together. Her suggestion is always white and my goodness when I mention a tie, I can actually see the smoke coming from her ears. I understand that, ties are a personal thing for most guys.

Well, here is the makings of an outfit:
Fashion plate

With the jacket and the khaki's what kind of shirt would you or your honey wear. Long Sleeve button down, golf polo shirt, short sleeve (highly unlikely, I always picture my crazy Shop teacher in a short sleeve button down shirt) Tie or no tie? Like I said its a beach wedding, so its casual, which means it is totally throwing me for a loop.

Oh and one other question, how can someone so sweet, so cute, so petite snore so loudly? Discuss...

29 comments:

Starrlight said...

My daughter snored like a fat drunk logger when she was all of 1 year old. It was kinda scary!

Annie said...

If it's beach casual than ixnay on the ietay. Think of places where you wouldn't like to have sand, and dress accordingly.

Ah, Maryland, home of Nora Roberts. Her hubby has a bookstore that not only carries her stuff, but has a lot of history stuff, too. Turn The Page Bookstore, I think, in Boon-something er other. Try noraroberts.com!

Oh, and girls make crude noises all the time, it's just usually we blame it on you guys :)

Twyla said...

Boo-urns on the tie. No tie.

Desert Songbird said...

Iffen it's truly a beachy/casual wedding, then you go get away with a polo under that jacket. Then you can ditch the jacket after the ceremony and during the party/festivities.

Snoring could equal sleep apnea. Might wanna have that checked out.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Beach?

Go Miami Vice, dude.

Wear a tee under that jacket. Preferably in a pastel color.

(no comment on snoring)

Michelle said...

Visiting over from Amy's blog - my hubby would probably wear a button down shirt.

Brandy said...

Dropped by from Amy's blog ... my husband would probably wear a button down shirt ... and I'd say no to the tie. Too formal for a beachy/casual wedding.

dew said...

I'd probably take a tie along just in case the beach wedding is somehow weirdly formal for a beach wedding. I like to be prepared! But I think I like Susan's suggestion best.

Vader's Mom said...

I'm with Susan. Wear a nice t-shirt under the jacket.

My husband wouldn't even take the jacket. Pants & Polo for him and that would be pulling teeth. He'd try to get away with jeans and a t-shirt like he wears everywhere else, but work! Dang that having to wear a suit at work thing!

K 3 said...

Stopping by from Amy's.

How about a nice T-shirt instead?

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I'm with the polo under the jacket. Love Ocean City, Maryland. We'll be heading there for vacation in July. Have fun!!
I've got nothing for you on the snoring. When I'm overly tired, I snore too (LOUDLY).

Jay said...

Definitely no tie.

Snoring is annoying, isn't it? And never to the person who inflicts it on the others!

booklogged said...

Mr. Sparky Duck, let me be the first to tell you that there are some things you do not reveal about your wife - snoring is one of those.

I say go without the tie.

Anthony said...

I'd like to help, but I wear white socks every day, so any fashion advice from me would be sort of valueless.

Carrie! :o) said...

You crack me up! Ditch the tie!!! Please! LOL! Since it's a beach wedding .... a polo shirt would be *perfect*. Y'all have fun!!

So glad Amy posted your blog for us to enjoy!

maria said...

from Amy's blog...pastel shirt, no tie (for casual beach weddings). besides, it might be too hot for the tie and you'd be sweating... most of all, have fun.

Bond said...

Whether beach or not, it is still a wedding. A nice blue long sleeve shirt. You can ditch the jacket and still look like you are not going surfing.

Bond said...

Oh and sorry for the brain cramp dude.. I linked you tonight... not sure why i had blanked on that

Jenny McB said...

No tie, but a silky type short sleeve button down shirt, maybe a darker brown?
Go out and look at a GQ magazine...LOL

Thanks for calorie idea on the timing, my thumb really did get tired.

Tug said...

I would do nice crisp white polo without the jacket (bring it along in case), or nice t-shirt WITH the jacket. No tie. ;-)

I snore when I'm really really tired, but I'm not petite. My granddaughter? You can hear her from her bedroom to the living room when she's sick...

KarenW said...

Hello! I came by from Amy's scavenger hunt. I would say forget the jacket and go with a Hawaiian print or a short sleeve button down at the very most.

Goofy Girl said...

I am no fashionista, but I would say to wear a polo shirt since it sounds like it's causal. I think you'll be uncomfortable in a tie on the beach.

I am pretty short, and I do a good job of snoring. I have no idea how this comes to be!! :D

Here via Amy's Random Thoughts!

Larry said...

Hi, here from Amy's Scavenger Hunt. Having worked in Public Relations for a long time, I've worn suits and neckties for far too many years. Here's some suggestions from a Canadian guy (and we do dress far better than lots of our American friends.)
If it's a casual beach wedding, the jacket and khaki's are appropriate.
But when wearing a jacket, you should wear a long sleeved shirt. You're right about the shop teacher -- short sleeves and a tie are unforgivable.
Your shirt probably shouldn't be white (never compete with the bride). Solid coloured shirts are okay but you take the chance of big, wet armpit sweat stains if it turns out to be a hot day.
Multi-coloured striped shirts are popular now.
Try to find one with French cuffs. You can find cheap cufflinks at many thrift stores. But don't go for glitzy cufflinks -- remember, you never wear polished stones in the country (one of Queen Victoria's many rules).
When you take off your jacket (which you will do), the long sleeves with French cuffs will give you that debonair look as if you know what styling is all about.
When all the other guys at the wedding start rolling up their sleeves, you'll be cool as David Niven in your understated but individual look.
Warning: do not wear sandals and socks.

Michael - Lover of Amy said...

Beach wedding is the key. Dump the jacket, a nice one color solid shirt (button down, without a tie is fine. I would suggest a rich blue with the khakis, similar to the shade at the bottom of the recent readers box (with the green print over it). If you have them, a pair of docksider loafers to complete the ensemble.

If all else fails, it's the beach, jam shorts and an A.C. airbrush shirt with the couple's name on it!

Amy said...

I don't know if I wold even have you wear the jacket. I would skip the jacket and tie and wear a pretty color long sleeve shirt (a blue or a green) and hen roll up the sleeves a time or two. After all it is a casual wedding. Would you be comfortable in this?

Christine said...

Definetly no tie. I'm leaning towards no jacket, but depending on the weather, if it's a morning or early afternoon wedding, then it might get chilly and Mrs. Duck could use the jacket, so I'd say wear a cream colored polo.
Have fun this weekend.

Agapetospaidiske said...

I would say no tie.

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi! I came from Amy's Scavenger Hunt. Since it's a beach wedding, I'm thinking it's not strictly formal so I suggest skipping the tie and the jacket. You can wear a nice polo shirt. But it would always be wise to bring extra set of clothes just in case majority of the guests are geared towards being more on the formal side. Have a great time at the party.

Christie said...

wow! you got a lot of comments on this one!!! hahah! well i'll throw in my two cents. if it's a casual beach wedding, i'd agree on the white long sleeve shirt and khakis thing. we did a wedding in st. lucia last year and my husband did a blue oxford shirt (yes, tie, i think it was blue and yellow--but it came off at the reception) and khakis. but he didn't do a jacket. of course, you can poll all the dudes when you get there and have some extra options on hand just in case! oh and ofcourse when you get to cocktail hour, no one will remember what you're wearing!!