Cocktail Attire for Office Holiday Party

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nolatiger, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. nolatiger

    nolatiger New Member

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    Hi,

    I have an office Holiday Party to attend this evening and am unsure about proper attire for the event. The invitation says "cocktail attire" is the appropriate dress. Originally, I had intended on wearing my ill fitting navy suit (bought just for the job interview), but I now realize this may be overdoing it for a Thursday night office party. I'm a new (and young) employee and I'm not looking to stand out too much and I don't like the suit.

    My current thought is to wear heather grey pants, a white spread collar shirt, a red tie, a navy blazer, a brown belt, and brown brogues. I just wanted to make sure I'm not breaking any fashion rules by going with this. If need be, I could acquire another tie or pair of pants in a different color, but I'm pretty much stuck with the navy blazer and brown shoes.

    If it makes any difference, I work for an accounting firm in New Orleans and people aren't very fashion-conscious around here.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. superfishy8

    superfishy8 Well-Known Member

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    probably too late now, but never hurts to dress up when there are bosses standing around. i generally take any office party as a sign to suit up, but often the holiday parties end up with a bunch of guys in terrible ill fitting christmas sweaters
     
  3. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Your intended ensemble will be fine. Have fun. Welcome to Styleforum.
     

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