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Attire for a Week-Long Business Event

post #1 of 6
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I was recently invited to a leadership event for my job (tech industry). The invitation calls for Business Casual attire and states, "Nice jeans and wholesome shirts are acceptable."

 

I have a colleague who went in past years and said that he saw quite a few blazers with jeans. The problem is that the event is in a little over a week and I don't own a blazer (I only own a light gray suit and a black three-piece suit). Unfortunately, given my smaller body type, I can't find any suit coats that fit off the rack, so I have to get them made-to-measure.

 

What should I wear to this event? Like I said, it will be in a little over a week in the midwest. I'm willing to go on a shopping spree to get clothing for the event, so any suggestions are welcome. Opinions on cardigans, sweaters, and ties are also appreciated.

 

Thank you very much!

post #2 of 6

All of the things that you mentioned are acceptable (except for the black 3 piece suit). Pick a few outfits, load up on condoms and have a great week.

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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

All of the things that you mentioned are acceptable (except for the black 3 piece suit). Pick a few outfits, load up on condoms and have a great week.

 

Thanks for the help. I really wish I wouldn't have purchased that black three-piece suit. It was before I had done my research and now I barely wear it. I don't even know if it's a good idea to wear to any event.

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Originally Posted by BrandOfAction View Post

 

Thanks for the help. I really wish I wouldn't have purchased that black three-piece suit. It was before I had done my research and now I barely wear it. I don't even know if it's a good idea to wear to any event.

 

There are some situations where you CAN wear it, but a lot of the guys here wouldn't recommend it. If you have some type of company dinner, you COULD wear a black suit. You could wear it to a night club. You could also wear it for a day out on the town. Again, a lot of the members here wouldn't recommend it (I wouldn't recommend it), but in real life, most people wouldn't think twice about a man in a black suit. Just don't wear black tie, black shoes, black everything. You have it, so you'd might as well get some use out of it.

post #5 of 6
Wear the jacket of your black suit as a blazer. It is not ideal, but it does the job given the circumstances.
post #6 of 6
Try to get a navy blazer. I wouldn't wear a tie together with jeans, and try to get decent shirts although this will be difficult as well given your small build.
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