I'm a 20 year old college student. I've been with my girlfriend for two weeks now and she informs me her father will probably be in town this weekend and would like to meet me (a little scary to be meeting a parent so soon). I'd like to make the best impression as possible with my clothing. How should I dress for this occasion? It will likely be over dinner, but possibly over lunch. Here are my ideas. Please let me know what you all think. If dinner: Shirt: Solid white or slate blue dress shirt Tie: I have it narrowed down between 5 (I lean more toward #s 1-3). I'm trying to wear some more friendly ties--trying to avoid the red power ties and such. Jacket/Slacks: Obviously, this depends on where we go to eat, but assuming it's a not-too-fancy-but-still-nice place (say, Carrabbas), do I need a jacket, or should I be okay in just the shirt & tie? If a jacket is necessary, should it be a suit? I have gray, navy, and tan suits. Shoes: Doc Martens or full-fledged leather sole dress shoe? If lunch: Shirt: Slate blue, French Blue, or Royal Blue dress shirt, collar unbuttoned. Tie: I suspect no tie should be necessary for lunch. Jacket/Slacks: No jacket. Khaki pants or black wool/linen dress slacks? Shoes: Doc Martens The ties: Thank you all in advance for the suggestions.
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7/14/04 at 8:04pm