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The invite says "Holiday Snappy".

What in hell's name is Holiday snappy?


Dinner for 24 or so at a private home.
 

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Originally Posted by Zegnamtl
The invite says "Holiday Snappy".

What in hell's name is Holiday snappy?


Dinner for 24 or so at a private home.


You've got a lot of leeway but be "festive". In other word maybe it's time to take out the velvet jacket.

sf response: brown tweed jacket + blue or white shirt + navy/red rep tie + grey pants + brown english shoes.
 

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Just look put together. It can be a bit casual, but don't wear sneakers.
 

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I would put a buttonhole in the lapel and wear a solid tie with a dark suit.

Your winning personality will do the rest.


- B
 

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Originally Posted by Fuuma
You've got a lot of leeway but be "festive". In other word maybe it's time to take out the velvet jacket.

sf response: brown tweed jacket + blue or white shirt + navy/red rep tie + grey pants + brown english shoes.


I don't have a velvet jacket, a touch too bold for my tastes....I guess that does not shock you.
I bet I will be the most conservatively dressed there.
 

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I'd throw on a bright cherry red cadigan and wear it in a "updated," Mr. Rodgers sort of way... but that's me.
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
........and wear a solid tie with a dark suit. - B
Thanks B, In an attempt to be a little "Bright for Holiday" season, I was thinking a blue cashmere herringbone jacket, a soft pink shirt and rather bright (by my standards anyway) red tie with cashmere/flannel coffee pants and brown shoes. As I write this it sounds horrible but I think it might work. The dinner is a "charity debate", everyone puts an envelope in a bowl, during dinner we each debate the merits of our choice of charity, the pool goes to the charity of the debate winner.
 

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Originally Posted by Fuuma
You've got a lot of leeway but be "festive". In other word maybe it's time to take out the velvet jacket.

sf response: brown tweed jacket + blue or white shirt + navy/red rep tie + grey pants + brown english shoes.

Would either of those be appropriate for an interview?
 

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How about substituting a turtleneck for the pink shirt and a seasonal flower in your lapel?
 

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Originally Posted by Despos
How about substituting a turtleneck for the pink shirt and a seasonal flower in your lapel?

I often wear turtlenecks during the cold winters months here, and never wear pink, so I thought the shirt would be both a change and a little festive.

Departure minus 1 hour....
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
....... be appropriate for an interview?

There are several single women attending......you may have a point!
 

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Originally Posted by Zegnamtl
Thanks B,

In an attempt to be a little "Bright for Holiday" season, I was thinking a blue cashmere herringbone jacket, a soft pink shirt and rather bright (by my standards anyway) red tie with cashmere/flannel coffee pants and brown shoes. As I write this it sounds horrible but I think it might work.

The dinner is a "charity debate", everyone puts an envelope in a bowl, during dinner we each debate the merits of our choice of charity, the pool goes to the charity of the debate winner.


Oh hell yeah! i think it sounds great.
 

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Originally Posted by Fuuma
You've got a lot of leeway but be "festive". In other word maybe it's time to take out the velvet jacket.

sf response: brown tweed jacket + blue or white shirt + navy/red rep tie + grey pants + brown english shoes.

I busted out the velvet jacket last week for the (academic) departmental christmas party. It went over well.
 

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I attended a holiday reception last night. Lots of novelty holiday ties, most of them hideous.
 

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