I was having a conversation yesterday with another pastor and we somehow got on the topic of Church Attire and the current trend of dress, specifically for Pastors. It seems a though the current look for “Contemporary Pastors,” for the lack of a better term is: expensive trendy jeans, trendy shirts un-tucked or half-tucked, the glasses, bald head… well you get the picture and the congregation generally tends to follow the trend of the pastor for the most part.
I recently noticed that Ed Young; who is one of the “Big Dawgs” of Creative Pastors in the country is now wearing suits. Hmmm this got me to thinking that we may only be a few years from this current “Contemporary Look” moving towards the clean cool suits, french cuff shirts, tie or no tie, the glasses… again, you get the picture. You are already seeing blazers/suit jackets as part of the repertoire, accompanied with the current casual jean look.
Some of you may think that I’m kidding; however I am dead serious. Just think about how your church and your pastor dressed about 7 years ago… I’m sure that it’s quite different than today. Whether it’s intentional or not, I think Ed Young might just be on to something (They don’t call him Mr. Creative for nothing) and you better believe all of the “Creative Pastors” are taking note.
Creative is defined as: Having the quality of something created rather than imitated; re-create.
Do you think the “Contemporary Church” dress/attire is going to re-create itself into suits? Share your thoughts and opinions on this subject overall.
Don’t forget that “I Told You So!” BigIsTheNewSmall