Long time lurker in need of direct advice, I present to you my problem :)
I am attending a student gala next month and, while it is considered a formal event (black-and-white), since it's a student thing I believe the general dressing level will be sub-par, with the occasional tux.
I've decided to go with a black suit, and I'm having trouble picking the shirt and tie.
Obviously white shirt and black tie is the most formal, yet also the most boring in my opinion. I bet 80% of the people will be wearing that. I am exploring different options now, such as:
(pardon the horrible picture quality, the colors are definitely off, but it's to give you an idea)
Lavender shirt with purple tie:
(The color is actually a little more towards pink on both the tie and the shirt)
Light navy shirt with.. (haven't thought of the tie yet, let's just say the purple again).
I'd really like to go with a purple tie, maybe not this one, but a little darker. What do you guys think? Would a lavender shirt/purple tie stand out from the crowd?
Any other ideas will be highly appreciated. Thank you so much for keeping this forum alive and awesome.