Advice requested for a formal event

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by incognitius, May 19, 2003.

  1. incognitius

    incognitius Active Member

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    Hi, everyone. This is my first post, and while my sartorial splendor pales in comparison to many of yours, I'd like to request some advice on formal attire. I'm currently a student at university and have been invited to a "formal" dance that requires khakis paired with a white dress-shirt. (I know many of you take issue with khakis, but I didn't make the rules.) What do you recommend for neckwear? I have blue eyes, so I was thinking that a blue tie would be appropriate. Any suggestions? What do you guys think about something like this (it's fitting for the season, no?): http://www.bluefly.com/pages....9800149 I'm also on a student budget, so I'm afraid that I'll have to compromise style for economy. Perhaps you can recommend some general guidelines (vis-a-vis stripes, etc.) that will lead me towards a timeless--yet fashionable--tie that is fitting for spring weather. Thanks in advance.
     


  2. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    I'm guessing that this is some sort of Spring Formal with a garden party or Great Gatsby type of theme.

    I don't have any rules for stripes, but the tie you are showing would work for an occasion like this. Another option would be checks. I recently picked up a Tommy Hilfiger tie in a light blue, dark blue and white diagonal checked pattern. I found the tie at Ross for $12, so that would be a good place to look if you are on a budget.

    If I am correct about the theme of the party, you might want to consider a pair of shoes like a pair of dirty bucks or a pair of two-tone brown saddle shoes. If you have a Bass outlet anywhere near you, they almost always have those shoes at a reasonable price.

    Also - are you wearing a jacket to the party. This would be helpful to know as well.

    Bradford
     


  3. incognitius

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    Thanks for the advice, Bradford. You're correct in assuming that it's a spring formal. However, I don't know where it will be taking place or if it will have a Great Gasby theme.

    You're reccomending brown shoes over black shoes? That I can do.

    And this "formal" doesn't require that I wear a jacket, so I need not worry about that aspect.

    But thanks again for the help, I'll let you know how it turns out.
     


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