neeuqdrazil's brother is getting married Canada Day long weekend, and I am tired of being one of those guys wearing a black suit, black tie and a red dress shirt to try to look slightly alternative while still conforming. Wearing all neo-victorian/steampunk formal wear has its own problems since I may end up looking fancier/more formal than the groom.
He's getting married in Nova Scotia.
I've been pondering getting a proper kilt - as in buying one. I'd probably wear it every now and then, so it'd probably be worth it. The kilt alone should be within budget, but I don't know that I can justify to myself buying the rest of the kit - the Bonnie Prince Charlie velvet jacket, the ruffly white shirt (that is a different style than the ruffly white shirt I already own), the big socks, the sock knife, etc. I likely would only wear that stuff to weddings or other occasional formal events.
I have quite a bit of random formal wear in the general Western tradition, with a significant Neo-victorian bent. This leaves me wondering if I can get away with putting together the rest of the outfit with stuff I already own.
So I turn to you, O Flist, for your opinions on wedding-wear for the modern weirdo.
Which of the following kilty options are appropriate for Zil's brother's wedding?
Full kit only - Prince Charlie velvet jacket, kilt hose, sgian dubh, ruffle shirt
mish-mash of formal wear - kilt + tail coat, wing-tip collar shirt or regency style ruffle shirt, vest, shoes, maybe a cravat
modern formal (suit, oxford shirt +tie) over kilt
black utilikilt + slightly steampunk/neovictorian formalwear on top. Maybe combat boots or New Rocks?
9 yards of plaid, a saffron shirt and some woad
An A-line velvet skirt and a nice sleeveless top and some modest pumps
All these choices are terrible.