I wore this the other night to a friend's birthday dinner at the Pacific Dining Car. Sorry for the terrible (yet iconic) restroom mirror shot. I cropped out most of the bathroom because it's a fairly tasteful room and thought it might clash with the tacky bathroom aesthetic established on SF. For the record, it's a mid grey twill wool suit and a blue, white and red raw silk tie. Anyway, my experience that night got me thinking about something Vox posted a week or two ago, regarding men having the social connections and obligations that require dressing well. Nobody at the dinner was even dressed a little bit well. Most of the men were wearing jeans, t-shirts, wool stocking caps, sneakers. I didn't feel uncomfortable, but I could have dressed in my more typical daily casual style, say grey flannel trousers, a patterned button down and a v-neck sweater, and I still would have been the only person in the room to make an effort. What's more, I probably would have seemed more elegant, in that context. In a suit and tie I was so foreign to the group that I could have been mistaken for the staff. Now, this group wasn't really my regular social crowd. The guest of honor is a friend, but the rest were people he knows through his work in the music business and from being a DJ. Still, it got me thinking that this brand of classic men's style is becoming truly archaic. Or maybe I'm wrong and was just thrown for a loop in hanging out with a group of strangers.