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    Cyburbian PlannerByDay's avatar
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    How to dress for this event?

    Okay I've heard people talk about dressing for events by saying "casual", "Business Casual," "Black Tie'" etc. You get the picture.

    I will be attending an event this coming monday and they dress is "casually elegant."

    That is a new one to me.

    The description of the event is
    "Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, stroll through an enchanting display of international holiday trees, and follow the Gardens’ Polar Express as it makes its way to the North Pole."

    It will be held at a nearby Botanical Garden and Sculpture Park.

    How would you describe "Casually Elegant?"

    Sport Coat, Slacks but no Tie?

    help

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    Quote Originally posted by PlannerByDay
    How would you describe "Casually Elegant?"

    Sport Coat, Slacks but no Tie?

    help
    A tux with no cummerbun? Hellifiknow!

    I know of the event to which you refer. I would just wear a regular suit and tie.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Really nice mono color sweater (think black new wool) with comfortable dress slacks and a pair of nice causal dress shoes.

    That seems about right to me.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    I know of the event to which you refer. I would just wear a regular suit and tie.
    You Going?

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    Quote Originally posted by PlannerByDay
    You Going?
    Nope.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by PlannerByDay
    Okay I've heard people talk about dressing for events by saying "casual", "Business Casual," "Black Tie'" etc. You get the picture.

    I will be attending an event this coming monday and they dress is "casually elegant."

    That is a new one to me.

    The description of the event is
    "Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, stroll through an enchanting display of international holiday trees, and follow the Gardens’ Polar Express as it makes its way to the North Pole."

    It will be held at a nearby Botanical Garden and Sculpture Park.

    How would you describe "Casually Elegant?"

    Sport Coat, Slacks but no Tie?

    help
    If I was attending I would probably go with something slightly out of the ordinary: a sports coat, Dockers, a dress shirt that was not white or blue (for me purple), and a pocket square. A pocket square is a good alternative to a tie in a more casual setting.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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    That clothing description gets a big "WTF" in my book.

    I'd say darker slacks and a sport coat, but no tie. I'd probably go with dark slacks, a mock-turtleneck and gray sport coat. I really don't know though. You know what, wear what you want; that's what they get for giving such a vague/contradictory description.

    EDIT: I like Otterpop's suggestion above.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Casually elegant means pants (No jeans) and a collared shirt. No jacket or tie is usually required. How you would dress for a staff meeting probably would work.

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    be cool...

    Quote Originally posted by mendelman
    Really nice mono color sweater (think black new wool) with comfortable dress slacks and a pair of nice causal dress shoes.

    That seems about right to me.
    me too -

    black is always elegant
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    Wear a dark color suit such a charcoal or dark gray, with a solid color shirt such as a deep blue, Indigo, Deep Green, Cranberry, or similar impact color, without a tie. Also wear a white crewneck T-shirt underneath to create a good contrast. Once you get there, if it is warm or humid in the room, you may want to loose the suit coat.
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    Slacks, dress shirt, sport jacket. Oh and go with the red ascot, too.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by PlannerByDay
    How would you describe "Casually Elegant?"
    Arrogantly Affected perhaps.



    When in doubt you cab never go wrong with a shirt, tie and jacket. That way, if you end up being over-dressed, you can take off the tie and still look good.

    Do you have anything in a puffy sleeve?

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    "Casual" is for the men
    "Elegant" is for the women

    I read, no tie, slacks and casual dress shoes expected.

    Toga, toga !!!!!

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    go with the season... red suit with white faux fur trim and black boots and belt. oh yea a matching red and white hat

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    of course it's the kilt with the casual socks, sans the extra ruffles and trim. Hat not required. A good glass mug is required though!

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    Quote Originally posted by prana
    of course it's the kilt with the casual socks, sans the extra ruffles and trim. Hat not required. A good glass mug is required though!
    You know... I think that he might be able to pull off a kilt! Heck to see that, I might have to attend!
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    You know... I think that he might be able to pull off a kilt! ...
    Is he that type of a person? NTTAWWT.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    You know... I think that he might be able to pull off a kilt!
    Whatcha Saying Skis..... I got nice leggs!

    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    Is he that type of a person? NTTAWWT.
    NOT ME. I'm more concerned about M'Skis wanting to see me in a kilt.

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    Casually elegant means that you replace the string holding up your trousers with a belt. That usually does it for me.

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    Black pants, black turtleneck, black sportcoat.
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal
    Black pants, black turtleneck, black sportcoat.
    Architect???

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    I say....

    Screw them, dress how you want!
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
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    I would say...similar to country club attire....guys...metrosexual look. Do the basic nyc thing...dress in black...good to go anywhere.

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