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post #16 of 23
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I made this war. XD

 

Well. I appreciate all your comments. I still have no idea yet about the dress code since my graduation is far away. It will be two months from now. I am just wondering what to wear, as so as to be prepared. Also, I think that my university would allow us to be "liberal" in choosing what are dresses will be and I think that would really complement my degree which is related to Humanities.

 

I also like the idea on how johnnvw cited some sources. Thank you for that! I am really happy getting ideas from all of you and I'd be happier if we discuss this in a non-militant way. :P

 

-Angel

post #17 of 23
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If possible, can you share a picture of the pants you are recommending, so that I can have an idea of its color? Thank you guys! 

 

-Angel

post #18 of 23
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OP, if you have not yet done so, determine whether your school has a required or recommended dress code for graduation. If not, you are free to wear what you choose, but, in fact, dark trousers, such as dark grey or navy, would be more appropriate than other colors. The "Academic Costume Code" webpage of the American Council of Education website states: "Shoes and other articles of visible apparel worn by graduates should be of dark colors that harmonize with the academic costume." Since you mention that your graduation gown is black, black, navy, or dark grey would harmonize with it (rather than contrast with it) better than other colors. The American Council on Education sets the code for academic dress in the US. (As an aside, no one has asked yet where the OP's school is located.) Although not all schools require this standard, the ACE's statement indicates the existence of a long-standing tradition regarding commencement wear.

The comment that this recommendation is not more appropriate than another choice is "nonsense" is untrue and offensive.

OP, all the best after graduation!

Yes, dark grey and navy are slightly more formal, but there's not enough of a difference to suggest that medium grey is not "appropriate for the solemnity of the occasion." Medium grey harmonizes just fine with black and is perfectly appropriate. Suggesting otherwise or implying that there's some dramatic difference between this color and either charcoal or navy is in fact nonsense. I am sorry if saying this offends you but I think that your post goes a bit far in what it suggests. I can promise you that 99% of the population has never heard of the "Academic Costume Code," most students and professors do not follow it and that realistically nobody is going to think that OP is not dressed appropriately if he is wearing medium grey trousers instead of charcoal, unless the school has a specific dress code, and I've already indicated he should follow any specific dress code the school has. If the school does not specify a dress code, there will be plenty of people in khakis with no tie. Medium grey instead of charcoal, the horror, the horror. Give me a break.

In response to the OP's question, dark trousers would be more appropriate for the occasion than ones of other colors, regardless of what other graduates wear or the level of awareness among the general population of academic tradition. True, in the end, the decision is his. Can we agree to call a truce on this and join in wishing him well?
post #19 of 23
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This is what I wore during the photo shoot. That's the academic gown too!

post #20 of 23
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In response to the OP's question, dark trousers would be more appropriate for the occasion than ones of other colors, regardless of what other graduates wear or the level of awareness among the general population of academic tradition. True, in the end, the decision is his. Can we agree to call a truce on this and join in wishing him well?

But of course; hope you didn't take anything I said personally. I'll happily join you in wishing him well.

OP, you will not go wrong with charcoal or dark trousers. Some of us just prefer medium grey and think it adequately somber. Not the end of the world.

Btw, at my law school graduation, we had someone walk across the stage in khakis, a light blue dress shirt and a navy sport coat. No cap and gown. I kid you not. Note to OP: I do not under any circumstances suggest doing that. I think JohnVW and I would both agree that is inappropriate.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by johnvw View Post

In response to the OP's question, dark trousers would be more appropriate for the occasion than ones of other colors, regardless of what other graduates wear or the level of awareness among the general population of academic tradition. True, in the end, the decision is his. Can we agree to call a truce on this and join in wishing him well?

But of course; hope you didn't take anything I said personally. I'll happily join you in wishing him well.

OP, you will not go wrong with charcoal or dark trousers. Some of us just prefer medium grey and think it adequately somber. Not the end of the world.

Btw, at my law school graduation, we had someone walk across the stage in khakis, a light blue dress shirt and a navy sport coat. No cap and gown. I kid you not. Note to OP: I do not under any circumstances suggest doing that. I think JohnVW and I would both agree that is inappropriate.

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post #22 of 23
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Hey guys, I uploaded a pic of me in my graduation gown. What shade of charcoal or blue would I match? Thanks!

post #23 of 23
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Hey guys, I uploaded a pic of me in my graduation gown. What shade of charcoal or blue would I match? Thanks!

The blue in that is light enough that I don't think you'll get any complimentary or matching benefits by wearing navy, which would not look right next to the black. If you're deciding between charcoal and navy, I would definitely go with charcoal. It will look better with a black gown IMO than navy. Charcoal is basically really dark grey; any specific shade in this range is fine.
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