Hey lads, Long time lurker in need of direct advice, I present to you my problem I am attending a student gala next month and, while it is considered a formal event (black-and-white), since it's a student thing I believe the general dressing level will be sub-par, with the occasional tux. I've decided to go with a black suit, and I'm having trouble picking the shirt and tie. Obviously white shirt and black tie is the most formal, yet also the most boring in my opinion. I bet 80% of the people will be wearing that. I am exploring different options now, such as: (pardon the horrible picture quality, the colors are definitely off, but it's to give you an idea) Lavender shirt with purple tie: (The color is actually a little more towards pink on both the tie and the shirt) Another idea: Light navy shirt with.. (haven't thought of the tie yet, let's just say the purple again). I'd really like to go with a purple tie, maybe not this one, but a little darker. What do you guys think? Would a lavender shirt/purple tie stand out from the crowd? Any other ideas will be highly appreciated. Thank you so much for keeping this forum alive and awesome.