Any thoughts on what distinguishes a shirt you'd wear in the evening with a suit and a shirt you'd wear in the daytime? Evening shirts tend to be less busy, right? Where do you draw the line on patterns? I've got a CEGO shirt with an extremely fine blue/white stripe (really, it looks solid blue from a distance); would that look too daytime-y at an evening reception along with a solid navy suit, Paul Stewart black-and-white-pindot tie and black shoes?
I'm thinking a prince of wales check shirt or another shirt of mine that has roughly this pattern
would be too daytime-y. Thoughts?
How about what distinguishes a daytime tie from an evening tie? Is it just pattern (more subdued in the evening) or color as well? As I'm imagining it, bright red ties don't look quite right after dark, but I'd appreciate the board's insight.