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How to Dress for a Wedding and Avoid Being Called Toffee-Nosed

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On the shortlist of people we enjoy very much but don't completely understand how they do everything they do because how do they ever have time to sleep is Euan Rellie, investment banker, man about town, prolific tweeter, husband to the fabulous Lucy Sykes (that's a photo from their wedding, right), family man, and all-around fun person.

Anyway, great-mystery-of-the-universe-Rellie has penned a piece for GiltManual on how to dress for the royal wedding—or any wedding, for that matter. This part about UK Prime Minister David Cameron is one of our favorite excerpts:

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Dave Cameron, is already in trouble over his choice of clothing for the big event this week. He is my contemporary from our schooldays at Eton, and although I know his pretty wife Samantha a bit, and her scorching hot mother, Annabel, Viscountess Astor, quite well, I don’t really know him. In any case, the PM let it be known last month, through his advisors, that he would be wearing something called a “lounge suit” to the wedding. That’s English politician talk for a “very boring suit.” This caused uproar: Every other serving prime minister in British history has worn a morning coat to every past Royal Wedding. Sadly, Cameron has been labeled a “toff” (as in “toffee nosed”, or too upper class), and so has taken to wearing boring suits at weddings. Luckily, he’s now come to his senses and confirmed he’ll be wearing tails.
· How to dress for a royal wedding [GiltManual]