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What to wear to a wine and cheese reception

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The College of Business at my school is having a Wine and Cheese reception in the conference room of the dean's suite this week. The reception is at 5:00 pm and frankly I have no idea what to wear. The big problem about SoFLA is that it's all so very informal, primarily due to the heat. Any suggestions?
post #2 of 34
A Thom Brown shorts suit should do the trick.
post #3 of 34
Don't wear Swiss -- too revealing.
post #4 of 34
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Anyone with serious responses?
post #5 of 34
I'd avoid excellent white shirts. Wine drop stains just call for attention on white shirts. You'd probably be best with a freshly pressed shirt and well cut trousers, but who knows with these MBA types.
post #6 of 34
What is the point/objective/topic of the reception? I doubt that this is simply in honor of wine and cheese- is there a hosting employer or a panel/debate?
post #7 of 34
At 5pm most people will wear whatever they wore to work that day.
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Anyone with serious responses?

You can't go wrong with a pressed shirt, pants (not khakis) and nice, polished shoes.
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For casual I'd go w/ something like this (just leave the attitude at home)

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Bizness? Here ya go...
post #10 of 34
Does anyone still do wine and cheese parties?

K
post #11 of 34
since its on a school day, I'd imagine most people would wear what they wore to class. Since its in the dean's office, I'd dress up a little bit, but nothing beyond a pair of khakis, loafers, and an OCBD or something like that.
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What is the point/objective/topic of the reception? I doubt that this is simply in honor of wine and cheese- is there a hosting employer or a panel/debate?

There is a guest lecturer beforehand, but it's not mandatory to attend, i.e. one can go only to the reception. I am unsure if he is a potential employer, but let's say that he is a potential employer, then what would you recommend I wear?
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There is a guest lecturer beforehand, but it's not mandatory to attend, i.e. one can go only to the reception. I am unsure if he is a potential employer, but let's say that he is a potential employer, then what would you recommend I wear?

Wear a pressed shirt, pants (not khakis) and nice, polished shoes. Take a sportcoat/blazer with you. If you think the situation calls for the sportcoat/blazer, wear it.
post #14 of 34
Ascot and monocle. Edit - haven't you been around here long enough to know the answer to something like this???
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There is a guest lecturer beforehand, but it's not mandatory to attend, i.e. one can go only to the reception. I am unsure if he is a potential employer, but let's say that he is a potential employer, then what would you recommend I wear?

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Wear a pressed shirt, pants (not khakis) and nice, polished shoes. Take a sportcoat/blazer with you. If you think the situation calls for the sportcoat/blazer, wear it.

This. Leave the jacket in a corner if you feel you're standing out too much.
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