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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?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. CDNstyle740

    CDNstyle740 Well-Known Member

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    musicguy, Is there anything you might suggest I wear to the event? I know its only high-school graduation but, I can't have a repeat of elementary school graduation, over the years Iv'e taken more pride, I guess you could say, in what I wear and would like to find something that is classy/memorable in the right ways.
     
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  2. jc4jax

    jc4jax Well-Known Member

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    Don't feed the trolls.
    Try a stripe tie maybe with your shirt and see if you like it. As for color coordination, you can try using these charts
     
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  3. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Now - back again to the norms of the occasion.

    As it appears from your response that 'suits' will not be worn by all we can go back to what to wear.

    If suits are going to be worn among only a small minority of the graduates, as I surmise from your response, I suggest you consider the following: a navy blue jacket, trousers as deemed appropriate by climate/tempurature, solid white shirt and simple tie, if you feel you should wear a pocket square keep it simple.

    The idea here to be dressed not too formally (and look overdone). Out do them by doing whatever level of formality you wish to wear with restraint and elegance. Do not outdo them in formality. The former equals 'class' while the latter equals 'trying too hard'.

    I feel sorry for young guys today. Now that the rules have broken down in terms of what is proper and not proper for important occasions the decisions have become much more complicated than they were previously.
     


  4. Cambel

    Cambel Active Member

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    You really can't go wrong with the above mentioned ensemble, so I second.

    But if you don't have the time or money between now and graduation to assemble all of that, I think the gingham shirt and tie will look good. I also think your charcoal suit pants would go well. Knowing the range of attire for 'formal' occasions these days, you will neither be the most dressed up nor the least, which is a good place to be.

    Have fun.
     


  5. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    The event is not that big a deal but what has a Mass got to do with graduation? Little I would have thought.

    The hall you illustrate has the chairs covered in Chinese fashion and appears informal. Wear the thing, it will be fine.
     


  6. CDNstyle740

    CDNstyle740 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately I go to a Catholic school at a mass before the brunch is part of the whole whole shindig so I need suggestions for something appropriate for both places
     


  7. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Whether or not you can avoid such a misplaced Mass I know not but wear the shirt, tie and dark trousers (half a suit not ideal but better than chinos or cotton) to both with confidence. Ignore the crap which seems to have crept into this thread.
     


  8. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    I can't imagine anyone who don't wear a jacket for their education in Hong Kong or United Kingdom, however not so sure in everywhere else

    I would wear a full lounge suit plus tie and ps for that day, because I will feel comfortable in it

    But if you aren't, go with what you think, that is the 'rule'
     
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  9. Keough1206

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    And for the love of God don't skimp on the shoes! I guarantee that at least half of your peers who look well dressed/presentable will totally botch their footwear decision.
     


  10. CDNstyle740

    CDNstyle740 Well-Known Member

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    Yes after looking through the yearbook, the trend seems to be atrocious, square-toed, white leather slip ons
     


  11. jamesny

    jamesny Senior member

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    a solid suit and shirt, and patterned tie.
     


  12. paulbnyc

    paulbnyc Active Member

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    What an obnoxious asshole.
     


  13. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Senior member

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    There's no need to call him names, just because he will be seeking to remediate himself. There's no shame in holding himself back. Have some manners.
     
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  14. paulbnyc

    paulbnyc Active Member

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    You are the asshole, asshole.
     


  15. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Senior member

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    Am I?
     


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