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What to wear to a wine and cheese reception

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by imageWIS, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    The College of Business at my school is having a Wine and Cheese reception in the conference room of the dean's suite this week. The reception is at 5:00 pm and frankly I have no idea what to wear. The big problem about SoFLA is that it's all so very informal, primarily due to the heat.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. GQgeek

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    A Thom Brown shorts suit should do the trick.
     
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    Don't wear Swiss -- too revealing.
     
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    Anyone with serious responses? [​IMG]
     
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    I'd avoid excellent white shirts. Wine drop stains just call for attention on white shirts. You'd probably be best with a freshly pressed shirt and well cut trousers, but who knows with these MBA types.
     
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    What is the point/objective/topic of the reception? I doubt that this is simply in honor of wine and cheese- is there a hosting employer or a panel/debate?
     
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    At 5pm most people will wear whatever they wore to work that day.
     
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    Anyone with serious responses? [​IMG]

    You can't go wrong with a pressed shirt, pants (not khakis) and nice, polished shoes.
     
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    Does anyone still do wine and cheese parties?

    K
     
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    since its on a school day, I'd imagine most people would wear what they wore to class. Since its in the dean's office, I'd dress up a little bit, but nothing beyond a pair of khakis, loafers, and an OCBD or something like that.
     
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    What is the point/objective/topic of the reception? I doubt that this is simply in honor of wine and cheese- is there a hosting employer or a panel/debate?

    There is a guest lecturer beforehand, but it's not mandatory to attend, i.e. one can go only to the reception. I am unsure if he is a potential employer, but let's say that he is a potential employer, then what would you recommend I wear?
     
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    There is a guest lecturer beforehand, but it's not mandatory to attend, i.e. one can go only to the reception. I am unsure if he is a potential employer, but let's say that he is a potential employer, then what would you recommend I wear?

    Wear a pressed shirt, pants (not khakis) and nice, polished shoes. Take a sportcoat/blazer with you. If you think the situation calls for the sportcoat/blazer, wear it.
     
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    Ascot and monocle.

    Edit - haven't you been around here long enough to know the answer to something like this???
     
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    There is a guest lecturer beforehand, but it's not mandatory to attend, i.e. one can go only to the reception. I am unsure if he is a potential employer, but let's say that he is a potential employer, then what would you recommend I wear?

    Wear a pressed shirt, pants (not khakis) and nice, polished shoes. Take a sportcoat/blazer with you. If you think the situation calls for the sportcoat/blazer, wear it.

    This. Leave the jacket in a corner if you feel you're standing out too much.
     
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    I have gone to many ultra high end WINE tastings and the dress covered the entire spectrum from slacks and a shirt to well tailored suits. I think the biggest factor would be the venue. Going to a wine tasting at a retail store is different than going to a wine tasting event at Blackbird or Trotter's. Biz cas is sufficient, however, I like to be the best dressed in the room, so I would be in suit in tie.....
     
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    Sweater around your shoulders, certainly.
     
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    that's why it goes around your shoulders [​IMG]

    I meant around my shoulders: imagine humidity plus wool...
     

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