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Help with graduation attire. Gingham too informal?

Poll Results: Is gingham too informal for a graduation brunch?

 
  • 11% (3)
    Yes
  • 88% (24)
    No
27 Total Votes  
post #1 of 91
Thread Starter 
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I'll cut right to the chase. Is a purple checkered/gingham dress shirt too informal to wear to a graduation mass and brunch?

I have to wear the same shirt to both as they are back to back events. The brunch is at an upscale banquet hall.

Is gingham more of a casual fabric? BTW this is a high school graduation if that makes a difference.

Also if I do opt for the gingham shirt, what do I wear as pants? Will my charcoal dark grey suit pants be ok?

ALSO, I do not plan on wearing the shirt with my suit jacket, simply the shirt and tie as I believe a full suit would be overly formal in this case


I HAVE INCLUDED PHOTOS OF MY SHIRT AND TIE IN QUESTION AS WELL AS PHOTOS OF THE VENUE TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE FORMALITY OF THE PLACE. REMEMBER THIS IS FOR THE BRUNCH/MASS NOT THE CEREMONY OR DINNER. PLEASE AVOID ANY COMMENTS REGARDING THE FIT OF THE SHIRT OR HOW POOR OF A KNOT IT IS I WAS LYING DOWN TO GET A PICTURE WITHOUT SHOWING MY FACE.

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Edited by CDNstyle740 - 5/27/12 at 5:18pm
post #2 of 91
Wear whatever you want. It's only high school graduation. Besides, you'll be wearing a gown, right?
post #3 of 91
Thread Starter 

This will be for the brunch not the ceremony so in this case a shirt and tie is all that was recommended. I was just doing research and other sites claimed it was a more casual fabric. I want to have a different shirt than everyone else who will be wearing solid shirts most likely, but I don't want to be under dressed or casually dressed either.

post #4 of 91
You'll be perfectly fine. Personally I would opt for a tie of different colour(s) but this will work conservatively.
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post #5 of 91
Thread Starter 

Is there anything in particular you might suggest?

post #6 of 91
Thread Starter 

Also the other thing I needed to know is, would I be wearing my suit pants with this? Or rather some khakis or light pants? My suit pants are a dark charcoal grey.

post #7 of 91
i have to make dinner but will reply in a couple hours.
post #8 of 91

Way too informal. Please reconsider your graduation, especially in light of how upscale the banquet hall will be. Are you sure you deserve this?

post #9 of 91
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Originally Posted by Jackie Treehorn View Post

Way too informal. Please reconsider your graduation, especially in light of how upscale the banquet hall will be. Are you sure you deserve this?

 

Im a bit confused by your response. I take it you feel the shirt is too casual for a graduation, but what do you mean when you say reconsider my graduation? And as for deserving to attend the venue, it was chosen by the Graduation Council as well as the teachers, and at the end of the day I paid my $75 for the event. Could you possibly rephrase your comment, I must say I am confused.

post #10 of 91
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Originally Posted by JohnBlyskis View Post

This will be for the brunch not the ceremony so in this case a shirt and tie is all that was recommended. I was just doing research and other sites claimed it was a more casual fabric. I want to have a different shirt than everyone else who will be wearing solid shirts most likely, but I don't want to be under dressed or casually dressed either.

Your desire to be 'different' may cause you to be too casually dressed. For formal occasions only rock stars and celebrities are 'proper' when dressed to stand out.

Show some real, manly class, go classic.
post #11 of 91
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post


Your desire to be 'different' may cause you to be too casually dressed. For formal occasions only rock stars and celebrities are 'proper' when dressed to stand out.
Show some real, manly class, go classic.

Could you possibly suggest any outfit or shirt/tie combinations for a morning event such as this?

post #12 of 91
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Originally Posted by JohnBlyskis View Post

 

...what do you mean when you say reconsider my graduation? And as for deserving to attend the venue, it was chosen by the Graduation Council as well as the teachers, and at the end of the day I paid my $75 for the event. Could you possibly rephrase your comment, I must say I am confused.

 

My meaning was quite plain, sir. Reconsider your graduation. Reconsider whether it is time for you. There's no shame in this, young man. Not all of us are ready to graduate at a certain age; we may require some remediation. If necessary, refuse your diploma and demand another year's education.

post #13 of 91
I do not know your local culture and norms enough to say exactly.

Will a lounge suit be the norm amongst your peers?
post #14 of 91
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jackie Treehorn View Post

 

My meaning was quite plain, sir. Reconsider your graduation. Reconsider whether it is time for you. There's no shame in this, young man. Not all of us are ready to graduate at a certain age; we may require some remediation. If necessary, refuse your diploma and demand another year's education.

I was simply seeking some advice when it came to an important event, of which I have never attended anything similar, and you are implying that I am not educated to a satisfactory extent and that I should stay behind? What are you basing this upon? My inability to coordinate an appropriate shirt to the event? 

post #15 of 91
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Originally Posted by JohnBlyskis View Post

I was simply seeking some advice when it came to an important event, of which I have never attended anything similar, and you are implying that I am not educated to a satisfactory extent and that I should stay behind? What are you basing this upon? My inability to coordinate an appropriate shirt to the event? 

 

There is no shame in remediation. I did not mean to insult you, but rather, to place you on a proper course of self-discipline, correction, and uplift. The fact remains that you have not been educated. Not completely. Not yet. Do what must be done.

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