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What is the perfect house party attire?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jlai1996, Dec 2, 2013.

House party attire- do you think it looks good

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  2. No

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  1. Jlai1996

    Jlai1996 New Member

    Dec 2, 2013
    Hi guys,

    I'm new here, and this is my first post so i'm sorry in advance if I'm posting in the wrong area.

    Basically, this is my outfit and I wasn't too sure whether it was a great outfit and I'd love your opinion on it.

    Here's a link to the photo:


    I'm wearing a grey dress shirt with a black cardigan on top, with dark navy denim jeans with tan boots

  2. lwmarti

    lwmarti Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Silcon Valley, CA
    To put my comments in context, I believe what my mother told me many years ago: that dressing nicely is an easy way to be polite to the people around you.

    What you're wearing here tells me that you're really not interested in doing that: your shirt isn't tucked in and your shoes aren't tied. You might be going for a particular look of some sort, but these things tell me that you're really not interested in the being-polite aspect of dressing well. Instead, it tells me that you couldn't be bothered to spend the time to do things like tucking in your shirt and tying your shoes, which reflects on how much you're trying to be polite to others.

    But then I'm probably not the sort of person who'll be at this party. It certainly could be the case that their opinions are completely different. You're probably a better judge of what's appropriate for them than I am.
  3. Nathan5653

    Nathan5653 Active Member

    Apr 6, 2012
  4. gladhands

    gladhands Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2010
    Is it a pajama jammy jam?

  5. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2009
    The Arena - Centerfield
    Welcome to Styleforumj Jlai1996. I find myself more interested in the womens shoes that lay on the floor behind you. Should those belong to your S.O., then make it a pyjama party. She wears the top and you wear the bottom, or vice versa, as you like.
  6. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    IMO that does not look good. I've seen grey shirts worn in a casual context (they are not proper dress shirts), but that one is all wrong (it appears to have too much sheen for one thing). I'm assuming your shoes will be tied if you are wearing them. If you're wearing a button-up shirt, tuck it in and for goodness sake undo the top button if you're not wearing a tie. If you don't want to tuck your shirt in, wear a more casual style of shirt.

    As for whether it's appropriate, that really depends on what your host is expecting people to wear. If this is a casual get together where almost everyone is in jeans, you're probably fine. The best way to find out what people are going to be wearing is to simply ask the host. If you know for certain that the party is either on the more casual or more formal end, dress accordingly. Better to be a bit better dressed than the average person than a bit underdressed (emphasis on "a bit").

    You will probably get better advice on casual combinations involving jeans on the streetwear and denim side of the forum.
  7. steveabdn

    steveabdn Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2013
    To be honest I don't think there's anything wrong with your look but would you describe it as Classic Menswear? I think this would probably be best in the Streetwear and Denim section, you'll probably get some more positive feedback there and you're likely to hear form people who dress in a more similar way to yourself

    Enjoy the party
  8. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Its OK apart from the boots which do not look at all correct.
  9. babygreenspots

    babygreenspots Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2006
    I suggest this link for some inspiration about what to wear at cool house parties.

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