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Christmas dinner party attire

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spencermiles, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. spencermiles

    spencermiles New Member

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    I have a christmas party coming up this friday for employees of the company I work for. They say the dress code is not formal, yet nicer than business casual: Slacks and nice dress shirt for men, with jacket and tie optional. This is a software company, so I'm assuming that most people will not be wearing a jacket/suit.

    I'm thinking about wearing a black tailored suit I have, mainly because I don't get the chance to wear it often enough. However, I was thinking I would just wear a nice collared shirt, top button undone and no tie, in order to not look too formal. Do you think this is a good idea?

    Also, If I choose to wear the suit, is there a certain time that it is appropriate to take the jacket off? For example, when I sit down for dinner, should I remove the jacket?

    I'm 22 years old fresh out of college, so this is all new to me. Any tips are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Well-Known Member

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    I'd probably do suit/tie but that's just me. Black is fine for evening, you may want to wear a colorful shirt to get a little holiday spirit going (green or red maybe? [​IMG] ) I was just at a semiformal holiday party and wore black suit with white shirt and red tie... <shrug>
     
  3. enderz

    enderz Active Member

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    Suit and no tie sound fine to me. Anything more would look too out of place I think. I work in the technical field and plan to wear the same thing for our Christmas party this weekend. I usually end up wearing my jacket on all night, but make sure to unbutton it if you're sitting down.
     
  4. AskAndyAboutClothes

    AskAndyAboutClothes Well-Known Member

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  5. AlanC

    AlanC Well-Known Member

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    You'll need a nice Christmas red pocket square.
     
  6. Mike C.

    Mike C. Well-Known Member

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    Wear a red holiday vest with a white turtleneck underneath. A pair of khakis and loafers. Add a Santa hat for some holiday spirt.
     

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