I'm thinking blue suit, blue shirt, pink tie and my AE tan shoes - or is that too farmer? Should I stick with the traditional red tie and dark shoes or do something really different for political events like wearing a grey suit?
My two cents on this one, coming from one who works in the nation's capital -- 1. Â Wear whatever looks best on you. Â You will still be better dressed most everyone else in the room. Â I say this because I've got a wall full of photos with "famous for Washington" people that fall into two categories -- clothes I was wearing because I thought I was "supposed to", and clothes that actually look good. Â Wear what looks best on you. Â The moment spent with the President is fleeting -- but the photo will live on long after the Bush Administration. Â Trust me on that one. 2. Â Grey suits are not uncommon at political events. Â I'd say the room at a typical political event is a 60/40 split between blue and grey. Â Brown, green, etc. are, as you might expect, outliers in this situation. 3. Â Tell W. to quite screwing around and to hold Congress' feet to the fire not only on Social Security, but on Medicare. Â Both programs are teetering on the brink of insolvency, and failure to act will only make things worse. Cheers, Hoya