Help with graduation attire. Gingham too informal?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CDNstyle740, May 27, 2012.

Is gingham too informal for a graduation brunch?

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  2. No

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  1. CDNstyle740

    CDNstyle740 Well-Known Member

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    I am from Canada and I noticed you were from Georgia so its safe to say we both follow the same 'cultural norms' at least in terms of Western Civilization. And looking through the past yearbooks the men at the graduation brunch all seem to wear dress slacks and a solid colour shirt, and tie, with a handful of graduates wearing a full suit.
     


  2. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I suggest that in fact, the young man is indeed showing maturity and self discipline by seeking advice in private (internet). He thus may well stand a chance of making a good decision AND making it appear to all as if he already knows exactly how to dress for such occasions. Based on my perception of the fashion sense of most high school graduates this will place him no where near the bottom of the heap in any regards. As a matter of fact more likely quite near the top.
     


  3. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Senior member

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    He may well be of sound mind and character, but he must prove it to himself by doing what must be done. I have faith that he will meet the need for remedy and emerge a better young man for it.
     
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  4. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    fair enough.
     


  5. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    I am trying to picture this wording being delivered to an American being graduated from school in 2012, and I am enjoying the imagery.
     


  6. Gdot

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    Now - back to the clothes if we may please.
     


  7. Gdot

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    Canadian.
     


  8. CDNstyle740

    CDNstyle740 Well-Known Member

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    Don't be so sure I am unaware of these things. I enjoy reading up on fashion, in particular reading up on the history of formal wear traditions and if my memory serves me correctly a lounge suit is also referred to as a morning coat and is similar in style to an American business suit. Then again I could be wrong, which I most likely am.
     


  9. CDNstyle740

    CDNstyle740 Well-Known Member

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    I am still unaware of where you are getting this idea that I am some ignorant fool. You claim I am uneducated, calling this a 'fact' well the FACT is you are un-educated as well. Education is a lifelong process and there is always room for improvement. However you come at me saying I should stay behind, without having even met me nor provide a genuine basis for your argument. I might be inclined to say I am a cut above the rest of my peers and am in agreeance with Gdot where he asks the question, how many of my peers actually care about what they will be wearing?The answer only a handful, I simply was seeking some advice so I could make an educated decision based on the advice of some 'real-men' if you will, and not have to follow the high-school norms of black unbuttoned dress shirts and loose fitting white ties.
     


  10. CDNstyle740

    CDNstyle740 Well-Known Member

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    And judging by Mr. Treehorn's Avatar as well as his listed location, I believe it is fair to say he is far from 'enlightened' and may be in some need of 'remediation' himself. However this is a style forum quite literally and I think we are forgetting why we are here. I would like some suggestions for the event which is in less than 2 weeks and if you believe what I have selected at the moment is appropriate please vote on the poll, or provide feedback here. Thanks
     


  11. facet

    facet Senior member

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    Oh, give me a break.

    OP, the shirt is fine, JT is just f*ing around with you. Congratulations on your graduation and enjoy the moment.
     
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    I will be monitoring this thread closely
     


  14. CDNstyle740

    CDNstyle740 Well-Known Member

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    As am I new to this forum, new as in I joined today, will you be monitoring because I am violating some sort of terms of the forum unknown to me, or because back and forth action is just that interesting?
     


  15. musicguy

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    Naw, just gonna get out the popcorn.
     


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