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post #76 of 180
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
I ask them, "Am I overdressed or are you underdressed?" Then I beat them for lacking their own sense of style.

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post #77 of 180
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Originally Posted by Dedalus View Post
Being overdressed can also be considered rude.

"The only sin is underdressing."

Hubert de Givenchy
post #78 of 180
"The only way to atone for being occasionally a little over-dressed is by being always absolutely over-educated."

-Oscar Wilde
post #79 of 180
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Originally Posted by Canal Directo View Post
"The only sin is underdressing."

Hubert de Givenchy

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Originally Posted by dv3 View Post
"The only way to atone for being occasionally a little over-dressed is by being always absolutely over-educated."

-Oscar Wilde

"You're overdressed!"
-Guy at some engagement party
post #80 of 180
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Cereal can be delicious, but heart attacks are never fun.

I guess if you can afford steak for breakfast every morning, you can afford the triple by-pass and new chimp heart....
post #81 of 180
"Hmmm, it seems as though I am... Perhaps I should take off my pants?"
post #82 of 180
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Cereal can be delicious, but heart attacks are never fun.
Good reason to avoid cereal.

As to the OP, whereas many here would be inclined to take the high road in a situation like this or attempt to make some kind of witty retort, I almost certainly would have told the guy to suck my cock.
post #83 of 180
Wait, so how is it that everyone except you knew not to wear a suit and tie?
post #84 of 180
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Originally Posted by Dedalus View Post
Wait, so how is it that everyone except you knew not to wear a suit and tie?

Probably because he's from a state devoid of any sort of class.
post #85 of 180
SkinnyGoomba your mastery of the English language is.... not.
post #86 of 180
I've been confronted to that sort of situations often enough when I was younger, and I was so upset I wasn't able to control my answers that were pretty direct. Which made the person accompanying me feel unconfortable.
Since then, I've aged andwhenever I am invited somewhere, unless I really know the host well enough, I'll always ask about the dress code.

But I do agree that it's always easier to dress down than up once you are there...
post #87 of 180
OP - I think its always safer to be overdressed then underdressed. If you are the only guy overdressed, you can lose the tie and jacket and just roll up your sleeves - whereas if you are underdressed, theres no alternative - its embarrasing and its rude to the host/hostess of the event.

In your situation, I would say that you probably weren't overdressed at all - a suit at an engagement party is very normal, unless its gathering of close friends only. If someone shouted to me "you are over dressed" I would've simply told them that I came here straight from a formal event and that it really isn't a big deal.

Of course there are events where wearing a suit would look silly - certain concerts, clubs, etc. but apart from the obvious, I would always dress up rather than down. Depending on the season you can probably opt for a smart business casual as well - i.e. no tie and a sports coat rather than a full suit or suit pants, dress shirt and a pea-coat etc.
post #88 of 180
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Originally Posted by Dedalus View Post
Wait, so how is it that everyone except you knew not to wear a suit and tie?
Because i'm not from Delaware. Being the country bumpkins that they were, i was expecting some Gun Club tweed and heavy country shoes, then i realized that Real life is far less spectacular.
post #89 of 180
Dressing well shoes education and respect for the others. Just don't lesser your standards because of people tha cannot understand the basic rules of living in society.
post #90 of 180
- don't sweat it. the guy had penis envy. he mighta felt the same way if you arrived in a ferrari, but it would seem dumb if he said "your car is too nice!"
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