Originally Posted by faisal.100
Hi, I have a california theme party tomorrow. Would this work out? White chino or khaki shorts that cutoff at the middle of the knee and a white and light blue stripe dress shirt, tucked in, with the sleeves rolled up and top two buttons undone. And boat shoes with matching belt.
Clearly you're from a place where they do California theme parties--which is to say, someplace far from California. If you just want to goof off, wear whatever your imagination tells you. But if you actually want to look like a (southern) Californian, it's CARGO shorts, UNtucked T-shirt (with a nasty slogan) or polo shirt (with a logo from a software company), boat or running shoes with *black socks* (gah, there I said it) if you're still on the young side of 30 and gray socks with sandals if you're over 50, and *no* belt or else a very unremarkable one. Sunglasses should be Wayfarer-style (again, under 30) or police/commando wraparound (for over 50). Ballcap optional. And NO beer gut. People around here aren't nearly so fat as in most parts east of us. However, a little band-aid to signify recent removal of a patch of sun-induced skin cancer would be quite appropriate. All set? No charge. EDIT: Actually, I think you really need that band-aid. Otherwise it's just a generic American costume, isn't it?