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meeting with secretary of state

post #1 of 35
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The university I attend has invited Dr Rice for a "conversation", which will be held in our center for the performing arts. This will basically be her speaking briefly followed by questions and discussion. I have been to this venue infrequently, and only for performances of the musical arts variety. From what I remember, men generally wore tuxes... but this is a completely different event. What would be appropriate to wear for meeting with the secretary of state... I can't say this has ever happened to me before but I'd assume it would be the same for meeting with any distinguished speaker.
post #2 of 35
Coat and tie, preferably a suit.
post #3 of 35
OK. It's a university, And there will be a lot people. If you wear a tie, you will probably stand out. A tux would be way too much. Even a suit might be out of place. Wear a suit if you want to. Otherwise, odd jacket and trousers, and informal tie, will be fine.
post #4 of 35
So you're just going as a spectator? If so, I think coat and tie is plenty. If you're presenting, a suit would be my choice.
post #5 of 35
I just re-read the OP. If you are just in the audience, go in something respectable, but no need to get dressed up. My advice stands if you are actually meeting her.
post #6 of 35
Something Ferragamo.
post #7 of 35


Seriously... is it too much to ask for?

post #8 of 35
It's Hard Gay! Wait, didn't he just marry a woman?
post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by texas_jack
It's Hard Gay! Wait, didn't he just marry a woman?
Anne (or An) Suzuki... it was a little while ago.
post #10 of 35
I went to the WH twice in the past year to meet with Harriet Miers. WOre a suit and bowtie both times. I would highly suggest a suit.
post #11 of 35
don't forget the american flag lapel pin
post #12 of 35
Doesn't Condi have better things to do than give talks at universities? Oh wait, they are bastions of public opinion and repositories of wisdom...

Dress should be Republican-Trad, lapel pin obligatory. Failing that, white tie, or texas tuxedo.
post #13 of 35
As its not a personal audience or one on one, I wouldn't go out of my way to appear different than on any other day. After all, you'll just be another face in the crowd (with all due respect).

By the way, that so-called "Hard Gay" photo is hilarious;who is that guy?
post #14 of 35
A "U.S. out of Iraq" t-shirt if you wish to be removed, probably in hand-cuffs.
post #15 of 35
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Originally Posted by marc237
A "U.S. out of Iraq" t-shirt if you wish to be removed, probably in hand-cuffs.

i was thinking more of an "i Mark Foley" tee.

-Jeff
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