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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
Is smegma ever the most appropriate thing to wear? Just go in something that makes you comfortable. The last thing she needs is an uncomfortable boyfriend that she needs to worry about while she is already under a lot of pressure.

I meant "shemale". Better go with some arm candy that can please anyone. The crowd will appreciate.
post #17 of 25
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Is smegma ever the most appropriate thing to wear?

You might want to consult the "Foreskin Back In!" thread. Your other point is well-taken.
post #18 of 25
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Fuuma, aren't you confusing "appropriate" with "ubiquitous"? I thought the idea was to show respect for his gf's hard work and achievement, and to be sure he knows he's making an effort. I'm not sure dressing like everyone else accomplishes that (obviously, a lot depends on the gf's personality/views/expectations). My experience has been that you'll see everything from jeans and t's to suits at an art exhibition, albeit more of the former than the latter. But it sounds to me like this is also a graduation celebration of sorts, which for me would skew it more toward "dressing up" (whatever that means in the OP's circle).


Yeah, I meant ubiquitous. My first advice still stands though.
post #19 of 25
I attended my (then) girlfriend's senior show in jeans and a jacket, no tie. I ended up where I wanted to be, better than most but not better than the exhibitors. I believe this is the right approach.
post #20 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. The main consensus seems to be to consult her.
So I think I will, rather than seeing me as clueless perhaps she will appreciate me asking as a nice gesture. Otherwise I am thinking slacks, leather shoes, and open collar shirt would definitely be a safe bet, while maybe a little boring it's nice without being too dressy.
post #21 of 25
You can always try the jeans and sport coat look if you want to look good but not look formal. And if you are going with the "open collar" shirt, I'd recommend a good dress shirt. And pair it with a well fitting sport coat or a sweater (depending on where you are).
post #22 of 25
Consulting with your girlfriend is a good idea, but keep in mind she'll want you to be yourself and to be comfortable, so she might pull a couple of punches. Some of the problems people are dealing with are regarding "artsy" people, which doesn't precisely describe the design crowd. You will want to:

1) Be comfortable/yourself. Designers are all about individuality, so your personality shouldn't be stifled by something that retards your confidence.

2) Don't go with "artsy" stereotypes (turtleneck under a blazer, I'm looking in your direction), because this, if it isn't obviously YOUR look, might be considered the look of a rube, or even worse, a rude misconception of what is socially acceptable in "art circles".

3) Don't under-dress because of points 1 and 2. It will be in a gallery, and your girlfriend will be exhibiting, so dress up to her level. Don't, however, dress to the point of outshining.

You will most likely see all manner of dress there, from people who just drop into the gallery (very casual dress), to designers and design enthusiasts (usually very cleanly put together, but also casual. Look for radically sporty PUMA sneaks), to partners in design firms (suits/blazer slack combos, and open collared shirts). That said, if it puts you at ease at all, there will be very little standard to follow. The exhibitors are usually happier if you step it up a bit, though.
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
Is smegma ever the most appropriate thing to wear? Just go in something that makes you comfortable. The last thing she needs is an uncomfortable boyfriend that she needs to worry about while she is already under a lot of pressure.

This calls for circumcision. I'm sure one could call it art.
post #24 of 25
dont forget this is to honor your girl friend. dress to do just that. dont go like a shlub. and yes ask her, you dont know because you have not to this type of an affair before.
post #25 of 25
Fuuma is just being cynical. It might have been the Shemagh reference that tipped me off. But it really depends on what sort of design exhibition it is. Do you think it will be composed of this? http://www.smh.com.au/ftimages/2008/05/24/1211183179871.html or this? http://www.news.com.au/entertainment...6631-1,00.html If you don't know, ask your girlfriend and adjust your dress code accordingly. Then again maybe being seen as the eccentric boyfriend might not be such a bad thing.
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