Hi, I just received mail from my high school, and I have been invited to commencement and an awards ceremony - I'm receiving several upper level awards. However, It says the event is formal, and it says to dress accordingly. I went to a public high school, and it says dress accordingly to a formal event; am i right to seriously doubt the appropriateness of wearing formalwear to my graduation? Instead, I just bought some AE Fifth Avenues ( a huge upgrade from $80 shoes from a department store ) in walnut. I am in a fraternity to I need to buy a couple more suits anyway, and I found a really great deal on a Hugo Boss suit - for $400 in Toronto. Its medium grey, and a fairly modern cut. I wanted to wear a pink or blue shirt with contrast cuffs and collar, and either a blue or pink/red paisley tie. Also, would it be acceptable to wear a bow tie, with a plain white, french cuff shirt?