Suit & Tie/Tuxedo or Casual/Plain Clothes

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Spring TX MM, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Benton

    Benton Premium Member

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    Coat and Tie (not necessarily a suit) for degrees, nice khakis and a nice shirt for stated meetings typically. Practice nights, I just come in whatever I'm wearing that day. But as others have said, if another brother doesn't come to a degree in a suit, it doesn't bother me one bit, I'm just glad to see them there, and appreciate their attendance. :)
     
  2. BryanMaloney

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    I have so far dressed as I would for church, for court, or for a job interview. It's no skin off my nose what others wear and seems to be no problem for the more casual brothers what I wear.
     
  3. Observer

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    I've noticed the more successful men are working on the "internal" the more they come to realize the external should not be neglected.
     
  4. Brent Heilman

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    I try to go with business casual attire on stated meeting nights. I will were a suit on degree nights. There are times though that I don't get away from work in time to change so I will wear what I did to work. My work attire consists of jeans and a polo shirt. Our dress code has become very casual over the years and there are a few of us that are trying to set an example that hopefully others will follow. In the end all I really care about is that they are showing up.
     
  5. daddyrich

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    Suit & Tie/Tuxedo or Casual/Plain Clothes

    It seems to be much the same here in So Cal. Degree work i always wear a dark suit and practice or association meetings go in whatever I feel comfortable in, usually jeans and t-shirt, always clean shoes. I have seen some older brethren scoff at newer members showing up to degrees dressed casually, but the most important of all is that they show. I'd never want to lose a brother in the seats because he felt he couldn't get his wardrobe right.
     
  6. Mac

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    I support leading by example: Some will see you wearing a suit, and will do the same. Some won't, and have no interest in ever doing so. They're all still my brothers.

    One thing I was surprised by: In my area, I hardly ever see anyone in a Tux. At a school social I attended in a tux, I fit right in. I'd have stuck out like a sore thumb at a masonic function.
     
  7. Benton

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    If you wore a tux in any Texas lodge I've ever seen, you'd stick out just as much. I'm sure there are a few that wear tuxes, but they're definitely in the minority, I think.
     
  8. SeeKer.mm

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    Jacket and tie or suit for stated. Khakis and polo or jacket and tie or suit for table lodge. Last meeting in June is Hawaiian night so Hawaiian shirt, sandals and shirts are allowed, or whatever is tasteful is allowed and left to the discretion of the Brethren.


    Officers where Tux on stated.
     
  9. Phre-massen.nash

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    At the Lodge I was Rasied at, we wore black and white for every meeting. At my current Lodge I would wear my black and white, but noticed that I was the only one wearing it. Even though black and white is not the usual attire, majority of the brothers do wear an embroidered polo shirt with the name of the Lodge and their name, so that there is some form of formality. But we do black and white for Degree work, and functions in the community.
     
  10. JTM

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    I generally went straight from work to lodge. In that I was used to preparing dinner, I didn't expect any complaints from the peanut gallery regarding my dress :)

    Should anyone have chosen to make a comment, however, they could have usually found their own meal. I was junior warden, I'm new to senior warden... maybe my perspective will change over the year.

    :)
     

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