Question:

Is there any leniency for wearing new clothes at our son’s bar mitzvah without having others wear it first while in the year of Aveilus?

Answer:

I don’t know of any leniency other than having someone else wear it first, so that it don’t look new and fresh.

Sources:

Y:S 389-5, Rema ibid 3.

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